SV Werder Bremen inflicted a comprehensive 8-0 defeat upon the Neuruppin select side on Saturday morning. Viktor Skripnik’s men were 2-0 up at the break but ran riot in the second half. The head coach used the game to look at as many players as possible and he is bound to have been impressed with what he saw.
Line-up and formation: Felix Wiedwald went in between the sticks for the game. Luca Zander got a chance to impress, as did Lukas Fröde, Izet Hajrovic, Maximilian Eggestein and Ulisses Garcia. Lennart Thy and Johannes Eggestein took the attacking roles. A number of young professionals completed the squad.
3rd Minute: Start as you mean to go on! Izet Hajrovic gets the ball at the back post and drills it into the back of the net.
11th Minute: Ulisses García and Johannes Eggestein have chances to double the lead in quick succession but the duo are thwarted by a combination of defenders and goalkeeper.
20th Minute: Goal! Johannes Eggestein capitalises on an error to bag his first goal for the first team!
29th Minute: Milos Veljkovic crosses it to Johannes Eggestein, but his powerful header is tipped to safety by Fischer. Cracking save!
37th Minute: Lennart Thy drifts in from the flank but his powerful effort is blocked at source. Getting shots on target is proving difficult currently, as the defenders are extremely solid.
59th Minute: 3-0! Eggestein pokes home moments before a quadruple change takes place.
62nd Minute: Niklas Schmidt plays a delightful ball through to Ousman Manneh, who remains calm and fires the ball in at the far post.
77th Minute: And another! Eggestein fires a screamer into the back of the net after classy work from Jannek Sternberg.
82nd Minute: Thore Jacobsen makes it six!
83rd Minute: Niklas Schmidt grabs his first of the day seconds later to extend the scoreline further.
84th Minute: Schmidt rounds up the scoring with six minutes to play. A comprehensive victory for Werder!
Summary: Winning by a comfortable margin is certainly excellent for confidence. Lively youngsters such as Johannes Eggestein and Niklas Schmidt did enough to catch the eye.
Neuruppin: Fischer (32’ Fraufarth) - F. Riehl, Krüger, D. Wolter, Kasiske, Dombrowski, Engel, A. Wolf, Michaelis, Brand, Weckwerth, Brand
Werder Bremen: Wiedwald - Zander (46’ M. Daube), Galvez (60’ Volkmer), U. Garcia (60’ Schmidt), Sternberg, M. Eggestein (67’ Vollert), Veljkovic, Fröde (60’ Jacobsen), J. Eggestein, Hajrovic, Thy (60’ Manneh)
Goals: 1-0 Hajrovic (3’), 2-0 J. Eggestein (20’), 3-0 J. Eggestein (59’), 4-0 Manneh (62’) 5-0 J. Eggestein (77’) 6-0 Jacobsen (82’), 7-0 Schmidt (83’), 8-0 Schmidt (86’)
Referee: Andy Stolz