SV Werder Bremen have won their first game of the 2022/23 season. In the first round of the DFB-Pokal, the Green-Whites met Energie Cottbus in the Stadion der Freundschaft and produced a 2-1 win. Werder started the game strongly and created some significant chances. On the stroke of half time, the Bundesliga team cranked up the pressure and took the lead through Romano Schmid (43). Unchanged in the second half, the visitors continued to dominate the game and were able to stretch their lead through Mitchell Weiser in the 73rd minute. However, only six minutes later, Energie Cottbus pulled one back with Tim Heike’s finish (79). The final stages became tense again. In the last ten minutes, the hosts threw everyone forward and had several scoring opportunities. Keeper Pavlenka was always in the right place and secured the victory.