Werder had to come from behind for the second time in two weeks after Stuttgart went ahead in the second minute with their first attack of the game. The Green-Whites took longer than their opponents to settle into the game and create chances. Shortly before half time, Kruse worked the ball to Davy Klaasen, who fired in the equaliser from around 20 yards out (45’). The second half belonged to Werder, but they couldn’t score despite their chances. The best opportunity fell to Sebastian Langkamp, but he couldn’t connect with the ball (78’).