Highlights

90'
+ 6

Points shared!

Both sides will probably feel that they could have won it, but, in the end, a draw is probably a fair result for both teams who put on a show and gave a good account of themselves.
90'
+ 6

Scramble at the end!

Bremen are doing their best to make their fans happy, but try as they might, they just can't get past the Pauli defenders.
Full-time
90'
+ 4

Substitution

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Eren Dinkçi
Eren Dinkçi
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Niclas Füllkrug
Niclas Füllkrug
90'
+ 2

Late drama!

St Pauli look to have turned it around! With just two minutes left to play, the visitors get the ball onto the right flank and pump it into the box towards Makienok. He cushions it down and it finally ricochets into the net. But the VAR team are on it and call the goal back for handball; Makienok's final touch came off his arm. Still all square.
90'
+ 1
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Handball?
Decision No goal
90'
+ 1

Still back and forth

As we approach added time, the chances are still shared with both teams taking it in turns to threaten to win it.
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Marcel Hartel
Marcel Hartel 32.78km/h
2.
Jean-Manuel Mbom
Jean-Manuel Mbom 32.63km/h
3.
Jackson Alexander Irvine
Jackson Alexander Irvine 32.62km/h
88'

Substitution

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Igor Matanovic
Igor Matanovic
sub
Guido Burgstaller
Guido Burgstaller
88'

Yellow card

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Oscar Schönfelder
Oscar Schönfelder
85'

Last five minutes!

We're into the closing stages. Will we have a late goal for someone to take all three points?
84'

Substitution

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Christian Groß
Christian Groß
sub
Nicolai Rapp
Nicolai Rapp
84'

Substitution

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Oscar Schönfelder
Oscar Schönfelder
sub
Romano Schmid
Romano Schmid
83'

Yellow card

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Guido Burgstaller
Guido Burgstaller
80'

Makienok goes close!

Daniel-Kofi Kyereh slides the ball across the front of the Werder goal into the path of Makienok, but the striker doesn't quite get proper contact, leaving the home support to breathe a sigh of relief.
78'

End-to-end stuff

The match has opened up considerably, with both teams having chances to grab the third goal. Both coaches have made chances for the final quarter of an hour. Who will make the difference?
77'

Substitution

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Mitchell Weiser
Mitchell Weiser
sub
Felix Agu
Felix Agu
77'

Substitution

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Philipp Ziereis
Philipp Ziereis
sub
James Lawrence
James Lawrence
77'

Substitution

sub
Rico Benatelli
Rico Benatelli
sub
Afeez Aremu
Afeez Aremu
76'

Ducksch heads over!

The lead was nearly restored as Werder get the ball into the area and in the air, only for Ducksch's header to just said high of the bar.
68'

Back on level terms!

And there it is! The visitors collect the ball in the middle of the pitch and immediately get it forward. A first attempt is blocked, but the ball falls to Finn Becker, who makes half a turn and fires in smartly into the bottom corner. Game on!
67'

Finn Becker

GOAL!

1 : 1
Finn Becker
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
4 %
67'

Substitution

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Jackson Irvine
Jackson Irvine
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Marcel Hartel
Marcel Hartel
66'

Nearly an equaliser

Pauli almost have an immediate response. A free-kick is played deep into the area and knocked back into the path of Makienok, who is denied only by the impressive reflexes of Pavlenka.
62'

There it is!

Werder have the goal their hard work probably deserves! The men in green work the ball out of their half and up to Marvin Ducksch, who takes a touch, rounds the keeper and slots the ball home.
62'

Marvin Ducksch

GOAL!

1 : 0
Marvin Ducksch
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
88 %
61'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision Goal
54'

Impact sub

On the pitch for less than ten minutes, Simon Makienok nearly makes a big impression as he finds some space in the box. The Werder defenders manage to control the situation, though.
54'

Yellow card

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Nicolai Rapp
Nicolai Rapp
53'

Picking up where they left off

Bremen are looking to play the ball in over the top to the strikers. Ducksch and Füllkrug need only half a chance...
50'

Yellow card

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Marvin Ducksch
Marvin Ducksch
46'

We're back!

St Pauli kick off the second half. The visitors have made the only change at the break.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 1

Substitution

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Simon Makienok
Simon Makienok
sub
Max Dittgen
Max Dittgen
45'
+ 1

Pauli in possession; Werder with the shots

St Pauli have had the lion's share of the ball (60% possession), but Werder have taken 9 shots compared to Pauli's 7.
45'
+ 1

Nearly the lead!

Ducksch so nearly has the ball in the net just before the half-time whistle. Werder break out at pace and the forward wastes no time in firing a shot that goes just high and wide.
45'
+ 1

Pauli lacking an edge

St Pauli have had a few chances to break the deadlock in the past few minutes, but they'll need to be more clinical to get past this Werder side.
Half-time
39'

Füllkrug so close

Werder work the ball into a dangerous position and feed it to Füllkrug. The striker controls it nicely with his chest and unleashes a snapshot that goes just wide.
31'

Lawrence nearly nods home

Wales defender Jamie Lawrence find himself free in the box from a Pauli corner. He gets his head to it, but directs it just over the bar.
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
1.
Marco Friedl
Marco Friedl 30.64km/h
2.
Max Dittgen
Max Dittgen 30.25km/h
3.
Niclas Füllkrug
Niclas Füllkrug 29.68km/h
28'

Piling on the pressure

Bremen have grown into the match and look dangerous each time they get forward. Pauli seem to be having trouble handling high balls into the box. A goal could be just around the corner...
24'

There's the opener! ...and then not

Werder have the ball in the back of the net after a corner. Unfortunately for the home fans, the goal is ruled out for handball.
24'

Yellow card

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Marco Friedl
Marco Friedl
21'

Werder a tight unit

The home side are giving nothing away and staying extremely compact and organised, looking to hit their opponents on the break. It's working well for them so far; the loud support from the fans can't hurt, either.
16'

Ducksch into the wall

Werder have another free-kick, but Marvin Ducksch's shot can't find a way through, over, or around the Pauli wall.
14'

Yellow card

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Jakov Medic
Jakov Medic
11'

Corner cleared

The home side have the first corner of the match and get the ball into the mixer in front of goal. Pauli do well to clear it, but cannot make the counterattack count.
10'

Nearly a goal for the hosts!

Werder won a free-kick just inside the Pauli half and the resulting ball reaches Füllkrug in the penalty area. The forward lifts the ball neatly, but has to watch it sail just past the upright and out for a goal kick.
7'

Pauli pushing for the opener

The men in brown are moving the ball well and set up shop around the Werder area. The defenders are up to the challenge, though, and Pauli will have to work more to really threaten.
Kick-off!

We're underway!

The Weserstadion is full, the fans are in full voice, and the ball is rolling!
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Half an hour to go!

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Becker back

Finn Becker has returned to the starting line-up for Pauli. Australia midfielder Jackson Irvine, who has been in the side on the right of midfield, is the man who makes way.

Lawrence takes the armband

Pauli captain Philipp Ziereis is on the bench for today's match, meaning that Wales defender Jamie Lawrence has been entrusted to lead the team from the heart of the defense.

Pavlenka in net

Jiri Pavlenka is wearing the gloves today for Bremen; Michael Zetterer, previously the club's first-choice keeper, is on the bench.

Veljkovic captain

Bremen's Ömer Toprak is out injured, and Christian Größ is only fit enough for the bench, meaning that coach Markus Anfang has turned to Milos Veljkovic to lead the team out today.

Bremen bringing the firepower

Last match's hero Füllkrug starts alongside topscorer Ducksch in attack. The home fans will be hoping the two can combine to fire Bremen past their high-flying visitors.

St Pauli team news

Pauli: Vasilj - Zander, Lawrence (c), Medic, Paqarada - Becker, Aremu, Hartel - Kyereh - Burgstaller, Dittgen Subs: Smarsch, Ohlsson, Ziereis, Irvine, Buchtmann, Makienok, Dzwigala, Benatelli, Matanovic Out: Avevor (ankle), Daschner (knee), Knoll (calf), Ohlsson (hamstring), Smith (groin), Wieckhoff (knee) Coach: Timo Schultz

Werder Bremen team news

Bremen: Pavlenka - Mbom, Veljkovic (c), Friedl, Jung - Rapp, Gruev, Agu - Schmid - Füllkrug, Ducksch Subs: Zetterer, Weiser, Assale, Schönfelder, Schmidt, Park, Mai, Groß. Dinkci Out: Toprak (calf), Woltemade (foot) Coach: Markus Anfang

Freescoring St. Pauli

St. Pauli are the division's 27-goal top scorers, with Guido Burgstaller helping himself to 10.

Goalscoring Ducksch

Werder Bremen's Marvin Ducksch is joint fifth in the Bundesliga 2 scoring charts with five goals, but leads the way for shots (49).
2:04
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2:01
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In their last match, Werder Bremen had forward Niclas Füllkrug to thank as he scored a 92-minute equaliser to give his side a share of the spoils in a 2-2 draw.

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