Summary

  • Late, late strike secured survival for Werder.
  • Goal meant Bremen leapfrogged Frankfurt who are now in relegation play-off place.
  • Djilobodji had promised Bremen would survive upon his winter arrival from Chelsea.

With the clock ticking down towards full-time, SV Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt were heading for a goalless draw that would have condemned Bremen to the relegation play-off. Then up popped Papy Djilobodji

The game had turned into a one-sided affair in the closing stages. Bremen needed to beat Frankfurt to overtake them in the table and saw chance after chance go begging, but they refused to let their heads drop. In the 88th minute, Djilobodji was on hand to turn Anthony Ujah’s cut-back over the line from close range.

For Werder and the sold-out Weser Stadium, the goal triggered scenes of jubilation as their Bundesliga status was preserved at the death.