Werder lose 2-1 against Paderborn
30.07.2012, 07:01:56 Uhr
Under perfect football conditions, the beginning of the game was just average before the hosts took the lead 1-0 in the 35th minute as Yilmaz, a newcomer to Paderborn, collected the ball on the right side, got past Lukimya and beat keeper Wolf, who got his hand on the ball but could not keep it out of his goal. The 1-0 deficit at halftime was the first time in the preparations that Werder trailed at the break.
Junozovic was much better shortly thereafter as Werder's number 16 hit home a cross by Florian Hartherz with his heel to make it 1-1 in the 58th minute. The game settled down after that point but the hosts had one more surprise for Werder. Paderborn increased the pressure and then Stephen Schmidt's team was able to convert a counter attack with Diego Demme playing a long ball to Bertels, who got past Stevanovic on the right side of the Bremen defence and then beat Wolf with a low shot to make it 2-1 in the 73rd minute.
The Green-Whites struggled to come back from the deficit and Paderborn kept up the pressure and retained the lead until the end with a 2-1 victory - the first test match defeat of the young season. Werder's next test comes on 4 August in the Liga-total-Cup in Hamburg against Bayern Munich.