5th minute: Bremen threaten with their first corner. Ducksch puts in a cross to the near post, but Stark’s header goes just over the bar.
14th minute: The first test for Pavlenka – which he passes with flying colours. Maina sets himself on the left-hand side just outside the box and looks to find the bottom right corner with the inside of his foot, but Pavlenka is able to make the save from his strong effort.
16th minute: Paqarada plays the ball through to Ljubicic, who then shoots from a tight angle. Pieper throws himself in front of the ball just in time and deflects the ball out for a corner with his block.
27th minute: SVW go centimetres away from taking the lead! Schmid sets the tempo in the centre, with the Austrian receiving the ball back after interplay between Borré and Ducksch. He finds himself in space in the box, although Köln’s Huseinbasic gets a foot in, causing the ball to roll centimetres wide of the visitors’ goal.
31st minute: Goal, 0-1, Davie Selke. Kainz whips a corner into the six-yard area, with Chabot getting on the end of his cross. Deman manages to block his effort, but Selke nods the ball home into the right-hand side of the goal from two yards out with the rebound.
38th minute: Goal, 1-1, Rafael Borré. What a beautiful move! Werder find the equaliser as Ducksch plays a pinpoint pass into the centre of the box, where Borré keeps his composure and slots the ball past Schwäbe into the right-hand side of the goal.
42nd minute: Ducksch is involved once again. He sends the ball into the six-yard area from the by-line, with Schmitz’s clearance not going very far. That gives Deman the chance to unleash a first-time effort, although Schwäbe pulls off a brilliant save.
45+3rd minute: Referee Dankert blows the whistle for half time after Ducksch’s corner is cleared by Schwäbe.