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A derby win! Kainz and Kruse strike to topple HSV 2-1

Thanks to some convincing attacking play and the outstanding energy levels of the players in particular, Werder Bremen were able to claim a 2-1 win over Hamburger SV in the 106th edition of the Nordderby on Matchday 29. The Green-Whites suffered a set-back in front of a sold-out Weser-Stadion and its 42,100 fans, as Michael Gregoritsch headed the guests into the lead (6’). Max Kruse managed to...

16.04.2017 // 15:28 // first team

A precious touch

+++ Return to applause: the 106th Nordderby further lifted the mood at the Weser-Stadion. However, it wasn’t just the final whistle that raised the roof at the stadium, but the return of Philipp Bargfrede was also met with thunderous applause. Werder’s number 44 came on for six minutes, only touched the ball once, but provided another positive aspect on what was a jubilant day as Werder defeated...

24.04.2017 // 11:42 // Team Talk

Kruse's clinical touch

What is going on with Max Kruse? This was the question on everyone's lips following Werder’s late 4-2 victory in Ingolstadt’s Audi-Sportpark. The 29-year-old practically won the game on his own, scoring all four goals to make up for a largely lacklustre performance by the Green-Whites. SVW’s top points-scorer has now scored seven times in his last five appearances and provided four assists in the...

23.04.2017 // 08:29 // first team

"We keep believing"

Werder are now ten matches unbeaten in the Bundesliga. There was no question as to who the man of the match was at the Audi Sportpark today. Max Kruse put in a magical performance against Ingolstadt, scoring four goals. The striker gave his thoughts on the performance after the match, “For me it was clearly deserved by the team. The only important thing today was that we won the game.” Head coach...

22.04.2017 // 18:43 // first team

Werder win with four goals from Kruse

Werder Bremen continued their incredible run of form on matchday 30 with a 4-2 win away at Ingolstadt thanks to four goals from Max Kruse. Werder extended their unbeaten run to ten matches in the Bundesliga. Ingolstadt went ahead through Dario Lezcano in the 32nd minute, but Kruse converted a penalty on the stroke of half-time to send the teams in level at the break. Ingolstadt re-took the lead...

22.04.2017 // 15:26 // first team

Werder to take part in “Telekom Cup 2017”

Werder fans can already start marking this pre-season highlight in their diaries! SV Werder Bremen have confirmed they will be participating in the “Telekom Cup” in the summer of 2017 for the second time in the club’s history. The competition, which is running for the ninth year, takes place on 15/07/2017 at BORUSSIA-PARK in Mönchengladbach. Current champions Bayern Munich, Borussia...

21.04.2017 // 11:11 // first team

A precious touch

+++ Return to applause: the 106th Nordderby further lifted the mood at the Weser-Stadion. However, it wasn’t just the final whistle that raised the roof at the stadium, but the return of Philipp Bargfrede was also met with thunderous applause. Werder’s number 44 came on for six minutes, only touched the ball once, but provided another positive aspect on what was a jubilant day as Werder defeated...

21.04.2017 // 09:05 // Team Talk

Play hard

It’ll be a special match for Robert Bauer when Werder play Ingolstadt on Saturday (15:30 CEST). From his two years there, Bauer is all too aware of the challenge which awaits the Green-Whites this weekend. “Ingolstadt have a strong mentality. They have a fighting spirit, everyone gives their all for each other and they have great morale,” said Bauer about his former colleagues. Alexander Nouri is...

20.04.2017 // 14:30 // preliminary report

Hajrovic and Delaney back in training

The Werder first team players began their preparation for the weekend’s game at Ingolstadt on Wednesday afternoon. The Werder boys were given two days off to recover from their derby day exploits. Izet Hajrovic and Thomas Delaney trained individually on the training pitches on Wednesday. Werder captain Clemens Fritz trained for the first time in the gym at the Weser Stadion on Wednesday morning. ...

19.04.2017 // 14:03 // first team

Panic and Extras

A life without smartphones – for many, that would be unthinkable. For the Werder players, a mobile phone is a standard accompaniment on away trips, at the training ground and in everyday life. Above all, an iPhone or a Galaxy is essential, not just for the Werder first-team, but for Green-Whites all over the world. WERDER.DE takes a closer look at the Werder players and their devices. What they...

18.04.2017 // 15:54 // Last time

A precious touch

+++ Return to applause: the 106th Nordderby further lifted the mood at the Weser-Stadion. However, it wasn’t just the final whistle that raised the roof at the stadium, but the return of Philipp Bargfrede was also met with thunderous applause. Werder’s number 44 came on for six minutes, only touched the ball once, but provided another positive aspect on what was a jubilant day as Werder defeated...

18.04.2017 // 11:06 // Team Talk

Hard work makes a derby hero

If he had seen this headline before the game, he probably wouldn’t have believed it… Florian Kainz stunned himself when he put the Green-Whites ahead with his low strike, which turned out to be the deciding goal that won them the Nordderby on Easter Sunday. Having come on after an hour of the match had passed, the crowd erupted in jubilation as the Austrian bagged the second Bundesliga goal of his...

17.04.2017 // 07:55 // first team

“Simply fantastic”

A derby win! The crowd rejoice at the derby win with banners in hand, with not a care in the world as they have nothing on their mind but the late goal to win the derby over Hamburg, and achieving eight place in the table. “This moment is simply fantastic,” said a visibly ecstatic Fin Bartels. The Werder fans sing of their Europa Cup place ambitions, and of the fourth home win in a row. “We sang...

16.04.2017 // 17:50 // first team

Bartels: “So much history in this game”

Fin Bartles knows that a right mix of ingredients is required for a special derby: a good atmosphere in the stands, but also pure willpower from both sides to bring commitment and passion onto the pitch. Bartels knows what he is talking about. He has only ever played for clubs from Germany’s northern region and has gathered plenty of Derby experience.

15.04.2017 // 08:13 // interview

Hype of the derby on everyone’s mind

+++ The incentive could not be greater, things are hotting up and the excitement is building! Max Kruse is one man who certainly does not need an extra push to get himself up for the Nordderby, even as somebody born in Hamburg. “Nobody needs to tell me how much this one means. It’s all about the game on Sunday. We’ll fight tooth and nail to win it.” And the 29-year-old is fully aware of the...

14.04.2017 // 07:16 // Team Talk

Bauer back in team training

Robert Bauer has returned to Werder first-team training just twelve days after suffering ankle ligament damage in the game against Freiburg. The 22-year-old linked up with first-team on Thursday afternoon, with head coach Alexander Nouri saying, "Robert will train this afternoon with the team. The medical department has done a good job and he’s contributed to his quick return by having a good...

13.04.2017 // 11:10 // first team

Simply different

There are just a few days to go until the second Nordderby of the season kicks-off at the Weser-Stadion. Easter Sunday sees the 106th meeting between Werder Bremen and Hamburg. Excitement is building amongst the fans, but how do the players prepare themselves for such a game and what previous experience do they have of playing in derby games?

12.04.2017 // 17:12 // first team

Bauer: "I had to make a decision"

Robert Bauer’s parents came to Germany from Kazakhstan in 1994. One year later, the Werder professional was brought into the world.  "My parents had pretty much nothing and we knew no-one. They devoted their lives to us children and I’m proud of what my parents built," said Bauer looking back. His childhood in Pforzheim shaped the 22-year-old. He still returns to his home town now to visit his...

11.04.2017 // 15:22 // interview

The trio returns: Gnabry, Sané and Bargfrede back in team training

There was optimistic news on Serge Gnabry, Lamine Sané, and Philipp Bargfrede for Werder fans this afternoon. The trio returned to team training for the start of the team’s preparations ahead of the Nordderby. All three players are optimistically eyeing up the opportunity to take part in the renowned duel against Hamburg SV. 

11.04.2017 // 12:12 // first team

From herds of zebras to children's beds

A life without smartphones – for many, that would be unthinkable. For the Werder players, a mobile phone is a standard accompaniment on away trips, at the training ground and in everyday life. Above all, an iPhone or a Galaxy is essential, not just for the Werder first-team, but for Green-Whites all over the world. WERDER.DE takes a closer look at the Werder players and their devices. What they...

10.04.2017 // 15:39 // Last time