2-0 win in test in Essen

06.08.2013, 09:51:32 Uhr

Niclas Füllkrug added a second goal for Werder on the night. (Photo: nph)
Werder Bremen won their final test match before the start of the Bundesliga on Saturday with Robin Dutt's team beating fourth division side Rot-Weiss Essen 2-0 Tuesday night. Özkan Yildirim (28th) and Niclas Füllkrug (35th) scored the goals for the Green-Whites.

After the starters played 120 minutes in the German DFB Cup, Dutt gave his back-ups a fair chance in Essen. U23 player Marcel Hilßner made his professional debut in the 4-2-3-1 system while Felix Kroos was captain for the first time. The team didn't do much in the first 25 minutes at the new Essener Stadium as the newly-formed young Werder group was anxious as they tried to take advantage of their chance.

Werder went ahead on their first real chance through Özkan Yildirim. (Photo: nph) Werder went ahead on their first real chance through Özkan Yildirim. (Photo: nph)
"Lücke" and "Ötzi" on target

Werder went ahead with their first chance in the 28th minute as Kroos played a fine ball to Yildirim, who converted to make it 1-0. Füllkrug increased the advantage to 2-0 just seven minutes later with a nice shot. Werder took their 2-0 lead into the break.

Coasting in second half

Not all that much happened in the second half. Werder really didn't offer up any magical football on the night. While Essen celebrated a fine stadium opening, the Green-Whites finished with a 2-0 victory to get some much-needed confidence ahead of their Bundesliga start on Saturday at Eintracht Braunschweig.

Testmatch, Saison 2013/2014, Friendly, 06.08.2013, Stadium Essen
Rot-Weiss Essen
Werder Bremen
Rot-Weiss Essen: Schwabke (46' Kunz) - Wingerter (83' Nakowitsch), Pires-Rodrigues (83' Denker), Grund (73' Guirino), Langlitz (61' Lemke), Platzek (61' Dombrowka), Soukou (4' Fring), Wagner (83' Arenz), Heppke (74' Laletin), Sawin (61' Ivancicevic), Knappmann (73' Koep).

SV Werder Bremen: Wolf - Ignjovski, Lukimya, Pavlovic, Hartherz (79' Ekici), Kroos, Hilßner, Yildirim, Aycicek (63' Arnautovic), Füllkrug (46' Wurtz), Akpala.

Goals: 0-1 Yildirim (28'), 0-2 Füllkrug (35')

Yellow cards: Yildirim (33'), Pavlovic (61'), Wurtz (71')

Referee: Sören Storks

Attendance: 11, 500

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