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Pavlenka takes a goal kick. Ducksch is seen in the foreground

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Jiri Pavlenka, who missed the first training session of the week as his broken nose was set back into place, returned on Wednesday as the team prepares for their away fixture with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday (15:30 CEST), in which he will start in goal.

18.08.2022 / 13:45 / First Team
Tony Jung on the ball

“I feel comfortable at Werder”

On Saturday 20th August, Borussia Dortmund are next up for SVW. The reason for being such a special match for lots of players is not just because they have the opportunity to play in biggest stadium in Germany, but also that BVB’s high level has left a positive impression on some of them. “Dortmund are a huge club in Germany and have enjoyed lots of national and international success. They always…

18.08.2022 / 10:12 / First Team
Abed Nankishi on the ball in training

Nankishi extends his contract and is loaned to Almelo

Abdenego Nankishi will leave SV Werder Bremen for the Netherlands this season. The 20-year-old will be loaned out to second division club Heracles Almelo until the end of the 2022/2023 season. The attacker had previously extended his contract with SV Werder Bremen.

17.08.2022 / 18:00 / First Team
Marvin Ducksch speaking to the media on Wednesday

“I feel fit for Dortmund”

Since the game against Stuttgart, Marvin Ducksch has only taken part in individual training. The question remains if Werder’s top-scorer from last season with be ready to start the upcoming away game against Borussia Dortmund (20th August, 15:30 CEST). Ducksch himself is confident of playing: “I have only been training individually but it is looking good. I think that tomorrow I will be able to…

17.08.2022 / 15:30 / First Team
Christian Groß shooting.

Groß is back – Ducksch, Pavlenka and Pieper in individual training

Christian Groß is back on the training pitch. Werder’s number 36, who had already trained individually yesterday, has overcome his illness and took part in team training on Tuesday afternoon.

16.08.2022 / 15:10 / First Team
Tony Jung and Ilia Gruev fight for the ball

Two lovely goals and an important point

SV Werder managed to grab a point from their first home game of the season against VfB Stuttgart in the dying seconds. After 94 minutes Bremen were staring at a 1-2 defeat, but Oliver Burke equalised for the Green-Whites with the last kick of the game. Werder captain Marco Friedl thought the draw was a justified result: “I found we started the game sensationally and really put the pressure on. We…

13.08.2022 / 19:30 / First Team
Marvin Ducksch through on goal

A point salvaged at the last second

The first home game of the 2022/23 Bundesliga season is over. SVW and VfB Stuttgart both go away from the game with a point. Just as against Wolfsburg, Werder put on lots of pressure from the start and took an early lead through Niclas Füllkrug (4’). It was only shortly before half time that the visitors found their footing in the game and they equalised through Wataru Endo (38’). The second half…

13.08.2022 / 17:55 / Match Report
Marco Friedl in action against VfB Stuttgart

"We want to control the pace of the game"

On Saturday, the first home game of the Bundesliga season takes place. Werder Bremen face VfB Stuttgart at 15:30 CEST on 13.08.22. Head coach Ole Werner is looking forward to a full stadium: “You noticed it last week, and that wasn’t even all Werder fans in the stadium. That support, no matter what form it takes, just like the noise behind us last week, carries us on the pitch. The impact that…

12.08.2022 / 14:00 / preliminary report
Christian Groß brings a high ball under control


Werder Bremen will be without midfielder Christian Groß for the final training session before VfB Stuttgart visit the wohninvest WESERSTADION. The 33-year-old continues to be absent due to an infection. Werder Bremen will be without midfielder Christian Groß for the final training session before VfB Stuttgart visit the wohninvest WESERSTADION. The 33-year-old continues to be absent due to an…

12.08.2022 / 11:00 / First Team
Ole Werner gives instructions during training


SV Werder’s first home game of the new Bundesliga season takes place on Saturday 13.08.22 (15:30 CEST). Werner’s team welcome VfB Stuttgart to the wohninvest WESERSTADION. It will also be Werner’s first home game as a Bundesliga head coach. But even as a promoted side, Werner and the team want to show that they belong in this league: “we are a newly promoted side and have to work hard for…

11.08.2022 / 16:30 / First Team
Romano Schmid at training


Romano Schmid returned to team training on Thursday morning. Werder’s number 20 was absent due to a positive COVID-19 test but had already completed an individual training session on Wednesday. Niclas Füllkrug has also returned and took part in the team’s training session on Wednesday.

11.08.2022 / 11:03 / First Team
Marvin Ducksch during the game against Wolfsburg.

"My ego always comes last"

Marvin Ducksch was SV werder Bremen’s top scorer in the second division last season, achieving his personal target for the campaign. Now that Ducksch is back in the Bundesliga with Werder, he no longer wants to set any individual goals, but rather prove himself even more as a team player. “I just want to be successful with the team, I put my ego last,” explained Werder's number 7 on Wednesday in…

10.08.2022 / 19:30 / First Team
Christian Groß at the press conference.

Build on the positive result in Wolfsburg

Christian Groß spoke to us on Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s game against VfB Stuttgart at 15:30 CEST. He discussed how much the Bundesliga means to him and his role in the team. SVW have already started to focus on the game, though Groß doesn’t want to concentrate too much on the opponents: “I think we’ve got similar levels of quality. I’m always a fan of focusing on ourselves,” said the…

10.08.2022 / 16:47 / First Team
Ole Werner on the sideline in his first Bundesliga game as head coach

A healthy competition for places within the squad

Saturday’s game against Wolfsburg was of dual significance for Ole Werner. It was not only his side’s first game back in the Bundesliga, but it was also his first match as a head coach in the top flight. The boss, however, didn’t approach the game any differently: “It wasn’t that different. The matchday procedures were exactly the same, only the opponents had changed,” he explained. Werner is also…

09.08.2022 / 14:20 / First Team
Niclas Füllkrug being treated on the pitch

Muscular contusion for Niclas Füllkrug

Werder attacker Niclas Füllkrug had to be substituted early on Saturday in the away fixture in Wolfsburg after suffering a knock. Detailed examinations on Monday morning by team doctor Dr. Georg Tsironis revealed a muscle contusion in the thigh, but no structural damage to the muscles was detected.

08.08.2022 / 13:30 / First Team
Marco Friedl looks to pick out a teammate.

Mixed feelings for Werner & Co.

SV Werder Bremen took a point from their first league game back in the Bundesliga after a fast-paced and evenly-fought match away to VfL Wolfsburg. Despite leading for large parts of the game, Wolfsburg’s Joshua Guilavogui equalised late on to crush Werder’s dreams of getting their first victory of the season. “I’m disappointed. Given how we played in the second half, you could say a draw is…

06.08.2022 / 19:50 / First Team
Mitchell Weiser whips in a cross

All square in our Bundesliga opener

After an enthralling Bundesliga opener against Wolfsburg, 2-2 (1-2) was the final score at the Volkswagen Arena. The first half was full of intensity. Werder needed only a few seconds for their first attack. However, Marvin Ducksch couldn’t find the net. Down the other end, Nmecha (11’) used Wolfsburg’s first chance to put them into the lead. Niclas Füllkrug (21’) brought Werder level just ten…

06.08.2022 / 18:00 / Match Report
Milos Veljkovic fights off Admir Mehmedi


On Saturday, the time will have finally come for Werder Bremen to return to the top flight when they take on VFL Wolfsburg at 15:30 CEST. Head coach Ole Werner is aware of the challenge the Wolves pose, but is convinced by the quality of his squad: “We want to show our ability. We are well-prepared and have worked on fixing our weaknesses. We want to play our style of football and show that we fit…

05.08.2022 / 17:00 / preliminary report
Schmid on the ball in the DFB-Pokal first round

Werder Bremen without Romano Schmidt for league opener

SV Werder Bremen must do without their midfielder Romano Schmid for their first game back in the Bundesliga against VfL Wolfsburg this Saturday (06.08). The 22-year-old has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now quarantining at his home.

05.08.2022 / 12:46 / First Team
Ole Werner delivers instructions on the training pitch

“Looking forward to the new challenges that await”

The first Bundesliga game of the 2022/23 season awaits SV Werder Bremen from 15:30 CEST on Saturday, 6th August, with Ole Werner’s side kicking off their campaign in the Volkswagen Arena against VfL Wolfsburg. As a newly promoted club, the Green-Whites will go into the game as underdogs, but the boss still backs his team to produce a commanding performance. “Wolfsburg are a quality side.…

04.08.2022 / 16:00 / First Team
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