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Following second-choice Werder Bremen goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino's return to action after a lengthy injury, first-choice Jiri Pavlenka has healthy competition for the number one jersey once again. Kapino has ambitions to earn a place in Florian Kohfeldt’s side. For Pavleka however, Kapino is not a rival, but a friend and good team-mate, who he has “already had a lot of fun with”. He is very happy...

20.02.2019 // 15:30 // first team

Get fit and challenge

Fin Bartels is beaming. On Tuesday afternoon, he’ll train with the rest of the squad again. It’s not the first time, and it won’t be the final time. Bartels is back and could soon play in the Bundesliga again after 14 months out due to injury. “This week is a really hard test,” said Bartels, who completed his first training session back with the team last week.

19.02.2019 // 15:03 // first team

“We showed our spirit”

Werder bagged a point in Berlin with a last-minute goal from Claudio Pizarro. “It’s a lucky result for us, but we showed our spirit and we’re happy that we were able to take a point,” said Sebastian Langkamp after the game.

16.02.2019 // 22:03 // first team

1-1 in Berlin – Pizarro saves Werder in the final seconds!

After Werder didn’t really make an impact in the game in the first half, the Green-Whites were lucky to take something from the game in Berlin. Former Werder striker Davie Selke put the home side ahead (26’) and Hertha led at half time. Werder were better in the second half, but it took a free kick from Claudio Pizarro in the 96th minute of the game to rescue a point. Pizarro is now the oldest...

16.02.2019 // 20:55 // Match Highlights

Snapping at the heels

Werder’s 22nd game of the Bundesliga season comes away to Hertha Berlin this Saturday (18:30 CET). The Green-Whites will want to pick up another three points in order to continue their climb up the table towards the European places.

14.02.2019 // 18:44 // preliminary report

More tactics at our disposal

Werder’s birthday week showed just what Florian Kohfeldt’s team are capable of. The Green-Whites won on penalties in Dortmund and were 3-0 up after just 28 minutes against Augsburg at the weekend. They did this with a new system based around counter attacking. Werder’s tactic of having a lot of possession didn’t get them as many points as they would have liked in the Hinrunde, so the coaches...

14.02.2019 // 15:17 // first team

“We will need him”

Yuya Osako returned to Werder team training for the first time in this calendar year on Thursday. However, the Japanese attacker is unlikely to feature on Saturday away at Hertha BSC as Green-Whites head coach Florian Kohfeldt explained in his pre-match press conference. “I haven’t given up all hope just yet but the is a strong chance he won’t play,” said the Werder coach. The newly awarded...

14.02.2019 // 12:39 // first team

Yuya Osaka voted Japanese footballer of the year

Werder Bremen’s Yuya Osako has won Japan’s annual “Footballer of the Year“ award for 2018 in a survey carried out across 160 Japanese sportswriters. “Of course, I’m very proud of this accolade. It’s something very special for me,“ the 28-year-old told WERDER.DE. “My teammates deserve the award too, because we can only be successful as a team.”

13.02.2019 // 16:02 // first team

Werder concerned with Yuya Osako injury

A week ago, Yuya Osako returned from the Asia Cup. However, an immediate return for the Japan international was not mentioned after his country lost in the Asia Cup final. Since returning to Bremen, Osako has missed the DFB-Pokal round of sixteen clash in Dortmund as well as the Green-Whites 120th anniversary match against FC Augsburg. This has been due to an inflamed tendon suffered in the back...

12.02.2019 // 16:51 // first team

Competition in defence

Since the winter break, Florian Kohfeldt has put his faith in Niklas Moisander and Sebastian Langkamp in central defence. Milos Veljkovic has only started one game; away in Nürnberg when Langkamp was out with a head injury. However, Langkamp returned to the starting XI for the win against Augsburg. Florian Kohfeldt’s decision was for Langkamp and not against Veljkovic, and it’s by no means a...

12.02.2019 // 13:05 // first team

Effective and intelligent

Werder didn’t miss many of the chances they had against Augsburg. From five shots in the first half, the Green-Whites turned three into goals and had Jiri Pavlenka to thank at the other end of the pitch. “It was a bit lucky,” said Maximilian Eggestein after the game. Werder saw the game out well in the second half: “That was really intelligent,” said Florian Kohfeldt.

10.02.2019 // 19:46 // first team

DFB-Pokal: Werder get Schalke in the quarter-final

Werder have been drawn away to FC Schalke 04 in the quarter-final of the DFB Pokal. The game will take place on either the 2nd or 3rd of April 2019.

10.02.2019 // 18:20 // first team

Werder score four to celebrate 120th birthday

There were big celebrations before the game against Augsburg in the Weserstadion this afternoon, and they continued long after. Thanks to a strong first-half performance, Werder beat Augsburg 4-0, their biggest victory of the season so far. Milot Rashica gave Werder an early lead with a fine finish (5’). Johannes Eggestein then added a second with a well-struck volley (27’) before Rashica scored...

10.02.2019 // 17:21 // Match Highlights

We’re right in the mix

Werder are looking to end an eventful birthday week with a victory over Augsburg this Sunday. “It’s a super important game for us. If we get the points, we’re right in the mix for the upper places of the table. The fans will also make sure that it’s a special game,” said Florian Kohfeldt. The game kicks off at 15:30 CET on Sunday 10 February.

08.02.2019 // 18:32 // preliminary report


The Werder players were relieved and ecstatic as Max Kruse’s winning penalty sent them through to the DFB-Pokal quarter-finals at the expense of Borussia Dortmund. However, there were also some unwanted side-effects that came with the tiring victory on Tuesday night.

08.02.2019 // 15:50 // first team

Harnik ruled out for several weeks

SV Werder Bremen will be without striker Martin Harnik for several weeks. The 31-year-old suffered a muscle injury in his during Tuesday night’s DFB-Pokal win in Dortmund.

08.02.2019 // 09:30 // first team

Werder Bremen remember Rudi Assauer

SV Werder Bremen mourn the death of Rudi Assauer, who passed away at the age of 74 on Wednesday. Assauer made 188 appearances for the Green-Whites between 1970 and 1976, scoring four goals. He also began his managerial career at the club. He was involved with Werder until 1981, going on to join FC Schalke 04 and becoming a club legend.

07.02.2019 // 11:48 // obituary

Zetterer extends contract and heads out on loan

Michael Zetterer has signed a contract extension – his previous deal was due to expire at the end of the campaign. The 23-year-old goalkeeper has joined SK Austria Klagenfurt on a loan deal until the end of the season, Werder sporting director Frank Baumann confirmed on Wednesday.

06.02.2019 // 15:00 // first team

“I’ve never experienced anything like it before”

Last night’s DFB-Pokal thriller will be remembered in our 120 year history! A cup tie which had everything you could wish for: drama, ecstasy and a Werder victory. “It was a fight over the whole 120 minutes, which we won through smart play and passion,” said head coach Florian Kohfeldt following the 4-2 (3-3 AET) penalty shoot-out victory over Borussia Dortmund.

06.02.2019 // 00:59 // first team

Werder seal shootout win in DFB-Pokal thriller!

What an historic evening! Werder Bremen have booked their spot in the DFB-Pokal quarterfinals after a sensational, pulsating victory against Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund. The Green-Whites won 4-2 on penalties after the match ended 3-3 in front of 83,365 fans in Dortmund. Milot Rashica fired the visitors in front inside five minutes, before BVB captain Marco Reus leveled on the stroke of...

05.02.2019 // 23:39 // Match Highlights