A POINT APIECE
Werder Bremen responded very positively to going behind to John Brooks's headed goal, and even after Kruse brought them level they pushed for more. Wolfsburg also had their chances but neither could find a second and both sides will have to be content with a share of the spoils.
90' + 1'
A minimum of two minutes have been added on.
PIZARRO NEARLY FINDS THE NET
The Peruvian hitman almost gave Werder all three points, but his header goes just over.
FIVE MINUTES LEFT
Will we have a winner here? Neither sides looks willing to settle for a draw.
Kruse's goal means that Werder Bremen retain the honour of being the only club to score in every one of their Bundesliga matches this season.
AND THEY'RE LEVEL!
Bremen get the ball back into Wolves' half and finally manage to make their attacking power count. Maximilian Eggestein spots Max Kruse in a good position and finds him with a delightful pass. The captain makes no mistake from close range.
GOAL!1 : 1
PIZARRO THE HERO?
Bremen fans will be hoping that veteran striker Claudio Pizarro can make all of his experience count and get them back on level terms.
THIRTY MINUTES TO GO
Werder Bremen are the only club to have scored in each of their Bundesliga matches this season. They now have half an hour to find an equaliser and maintain that record.
HE'S GOT A GOOD HEAD ON HIS SHOULDERS
All of John Brooks's last five goals have been headers.
NEARLY AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE
Johnnes Eggestein nearly copmes up with a quick equaliser, but the shot just doesn't come off for him. The game is really coming to life.
WE HAVE THE BREAKTHROUGH!
Wolfsburg are awarded a free-kick on the right and it's swung into the centre where four are waiting. USA defender John Brooks rises high and directs his header over Pavlenka and into the back of the net.
John Anthony Brooks
GOAL!1 : 0
BEST CHANCE OF THE MATCH
Wolfsburg very nearly take the lead and it's all thanks to Mehmedi and Klaus. Mehmedi works the ball down the left and finds Klaus in a central position but he can only direct his shot at the keeper. The resulting corner is also cleared.
WILLIAM HITS THE WALL
The Brazilian takes the free kick, but cannot get it over the wall.
FREE-KICK IN DANGEROUS POSITION
The home side have begun the second half with determination and have won a free-kick just outside the area. Can they make it count?
KEEPER SWITCH TO START SECOND HALF
Wolfsburg have made an unusual change after the break. Goalkeeper Koen Casteels has been replaced by Pavao Pervan.
ALL SQUARE AT THE BREAK
The half-time whistle blows and it's as you were, with neither side able to find a path to goal. Both sets of defenders will be happy with their performances, but the managers will be hoping that their forward lines will start firing in the second half.
45' + 1'
NEARLY HALF TIME
There will be three minutes of added time.
Florian Kohfeldt has been forced into an early change just before half-time. Sebastian Langkamp landed awkwardly and left the pitch holding his shoulder. Milos Veljkovic is his replacement.
BREMEN DEFENSIVELY SOLID
The visiting side have not allowed a shot on goal since the seventh minute of the match.
SCRAMBLE IN THE BOX
From their second corner, Wolfsburg manage to get the ball in front of goal in a sea of legs. The referee's whistle blows as Josuha Guilavogui was adjudged to have handled the ball.
KLAUS STRONG IN DEFENCE
Woflsburg's Felix Klaus has attempted six challenges and won each and every one of them.
ROUSSILLON A PRESENCE DOWN THE LEFT
Jerome Roussillon makes another strong run up the left-hand side of the pitch and gets a cross into the box, which is only partially cleared. Mehmedi can't get enough on the rebound to trouble the keeper.
WOLVES LOOKING STRONGER
Bruno Labbadia's men are having the better of this match with 63% of possession and winning 63% of the duels.
GOAL RULED OUT FOR OFFSIDE
Wout Weghorst thought he had scored the game's first goal, but his strike was correctly ruled out for offside.
Men are on the floor here as Mehmedi colides with keeper Pavlenka. Both seem to be okay to continue but the two came together heavily in a clash of heads.
SIZING EACH OTHER UP
The first five minutes of the match have seen both teams test one another, moving the ball around, probing for weaknesses. We await the first shot on goal.
JUST MINUTES TO GO!
The two sides have taken the pitch and are almost ready to kick this match off.
WERDER BREMEN TEAM NEWS
The visitors have reverted to the same side they put out in their last away match, against Hertha Berlin. Young American forward Joshua Sargent and experienced midfielder Nuri Sahin are once again on the bench, with Johannes Eggestein and Philipp Bargfredde starting on the pitch.
WOLFSBURG TEAM NEWS
The home side have announced a changed starting XI after fielding the same starters in the past three matches. Felix Klaus makes his first start this season, and Admir Mehmedi starts for the first time since January 26th against Bayer Leverkusen.
TITLE-WINNING HERO IN ATTENDANCE
Wolfsburg striker Grafite is back at the Volkswagen Arena, where he won the league with the Wolves in 2009.
BREMEN STARTING XI: Pavlenka – Gebre Selassie, Langkamp, Moisander, Augustinsson – M. Eggestein, Bargfrede, Klaassen – J. Eggestein, Kruse (c), Rashica
SUBS: Kapino, Pizarro, Möhwald, Veljkovic, Sahin, Sargent, Friedl OUT: Johannsson (ankle), Osako (groin), Harnik (muscular) COACH: Florian Kohfeldt
WOLFSBURG STARTING XI: Casteels - William, Knoche, Brooks, Roussillon – Gerhardt, Guilavogui (c), Arnold – Klaus, Weghorst, Mehmedi
SUBS: Pervan, Verhaegh, Brekalo, Steffen, Malli, Uduokhai, Rexhbecaj OUT: Azzaoui (knee), Camacho (ankle), Ginczek (ankle), Jung (muscular) COACH: Bruno Labbadia
LINE-UPS COMING SOON
With kick-off now just an hour away, the starting line-ups are due out any moment now. We'll bring you the team news as soon as it arrives.
ONE TO WATCH: WOUT WEGHORST
Weghorst is enjoying a successful debut season in the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg and is the club's leading scorer with nine league goals so far. Earlier in the campaign he dovetailed nicely with fellow forward Daniel Ginczek, but after the latter sustained a long-term injury during the winter break, Weghorst is seemingly thriving on the extra responsibility up front: the 26-year-old has struc three times in his last four games, and provided two assists to boot.
Today's visitors have history on their side ahead of kick-off, having won five of the six most recent Bundesliga meetings between the teams, scoring 13 times over that period and conceding just six. However, Wolfsburg took the spoils in all six outings immediately preceding that. Overall, Bremen have won 21 of the 46 encounters to Wolfsburg's 17, with eight draws.
SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE
Wolfsburg come into this game unbeaten in their last four Bundesliga outings, with 10 points from the last 12 available giving them legitimate hope of qualifying for Europe next season. A win here would lift them back to fifth in the standings. Meanwhile, Bremen are one of only two teams unbeaten at all in 2019 (Frankfurt are the other one) and victory for them could reignite their own European ambitions.
Welcome along to the match centre for the game Wolfsburg vs. Bremen from matchday 24 of the 2018/19 Bundesliga season at the Volkswagen Arena. Check back here for full information on the match.