The talking points of the second half:
46’: A completely different set of players takes to the pitch for the start of the second 45.
55’: An equaliser for VfB. Werder fail to clear the ball from a free-kick into the penalty area – Ifeadigo heads the leveler home.
62’: Oldenburg lead. A mistake in Werder’s build-up play allows Ifeadigo in. He rounds Dos Santos Haesler in the SVW goal and finishes with ease to turn the game around.
71’: Werder look to break forward for an equaliser of their own. Jascha Brandt makes his way into the box and crosses in, but the ball is overhit and Oldenburg clear with ease.
76’: VfB increase their advantage through Schultz. He latches onto an errant Nicolai Rapp throw-in and makes no mistake from inside the penalty area. 3-1, the final score.
Summary: Werder’s first pre-season friendly started with lots of energy and tempo, which led to the opening goal through a deflected Benjamin Goller cross on 26 minutes, a just reward for their efforts. A second goal was on the cards, but the second half saw the Green-Whites lose their cutting edge against a defensively sound Oldenburg side. VfB were then able to punish SVW’s mistakes and turn the game on its head.