BREMEN FINALLY WIN!
After eight games without victory, Werder Bremen are finally back to winning ways and they have done it against the best defence in the Bundesliga and on the road. That game was won by Milot Rashica, who was outstanding throughout and was a constant threat. Wolfsburg will be disappointed to have not found the net again, but Bremen's season could be back on track now.
WEGHORST SO CLOSE
The Dutchman heads at goal from Arnold's free-kick but Pavlenka makes a huge save to deny him at his back post. He's hurt himself in the process after colliding with the post.
We're into four minutes of injury time here with Wolfsburg pushing on and on...
RASHICA SILENCES WOLFSBURG!
A goal that highlights the winger's quality. He's sent forward one-on-one with a defender and skips past him with pace and agility before producing a pin-perfect finish, curling the ball along the floor beyond Casteels and into the far bottom corner. That could be one of the biggest goals of the season for Bremen.
WE'RE IN FOR A WILD FINISH
With Claudio Pizarro on, anything can happen. The 197-goal Bundesliga legend is looking to break his own record for being the oldest goalscorer in league history.
WHAT A CHANCE FOR EGGESTEIN!
Sargent does incredibly well to keep the ball in play at the byline. Osako then flicks the ball into the middle and Eggestein is on it to strike at goal, but he sends it high over the crossbar from the penalty spot...
SARGENT REPORTING FOR DUTY
Kohfeldt has called on his American striker to win Bremen this game. However the way this is going, there is only one team who is going to get the winner...
WILLIAM WITH A STUNNER!
What a goal from the wing-back. He is played the ball on the edge of the Bremen box by Guilavogui and moves it onto his favoured right foot before curling a stunning shot at goal, past Pavlenka and into the top corner.
CHANCE FOR WILLIAM
The wing-backs meets Roussillon's cross from the left flank to the back post and volleys the ball at goal. But he can only get his effort to go straight at Pavlenka in the Bremen goal as another chance goes begging.
ALL WOLFSBURG NOW
The atmosphere is incredible here at the Volkswagen Arena with the home support right behind their team. Weghorst is causing problems for the Bremen defence as Wolfsburg continue to push on, but opening them up to get clear-cut chances has been easier said than done.
VAR takes a look at correctly removes the goal for an offside. Bruma was just beyond the Bremen defence as Arnold stepped up to the free-kick.
BRUMA BRINGS WOLFSBURG LEVEL
The defender is up for a free-kick which Arnold swings into the box, and the Dutch defender is all alone to head it home past Pavlenka. VAR will check for a potential offside, though.
RASHICA ALWAYS A THREAT
The Kosovan is Bremen's danger man. Starting on the left he can often lose his marker by either positioning himself out wide, or moving inside into the No.10 role to pick up the ball. Either way, he's difficult to follow whether he has the ball or not.
While being wary of the Bremen counter, Wolfsburg have been the better side so far in this second half. Pavlenka has had no work to do, but the ball has spent most of it's time in the Bremen half in Wolfsburg's possession.
No changes at the break here in Wolfsburg as the second half gets underway.
BREMEN MAKING THE MOST OF WOLFSBURG MISTAKES
As rare as they come, two defensive mistakes have helped Bremen take a half-time lead here in Wolfsburg. The home side have had more of the ball and attacking play, but have not been able to make the most of it.
GUILAVOGUI SO CLOSE
A corner from Mehmedi is met perfectly by Guilavogui at the near post of the Bremen box. His powerful header is saved so well by Pavlenka with his right hand. Diving almost backwards, he was still able to push the ball away and wide of the box.
BITTENCOURT HEADS HOME
The Bremen pressing does the business as Bremen win the ball back in the Wolfsburg half. It goes wide to the left and the cross from Augustinsson is pin-point for Bittencourt to head home past Casteels from the penalty spot.
WEGHORST THE MAN AGAIN!
A corner swings in and meets the head of John Brooks, who heads down towards goal. Weghorst - like any good striker - is positioned perfectly in the box to tap the ball on, past Pavlenka, and into the back of the net.
WOLFSBURG ON TOP
On top... but not on the brink of a goal. The Wolves are playing good football and creating half chances, but Pavlenka has not been made to work too hard so far.
BREMEN A NUISANCE SO FAR
Wolfsburg are not enjoying playing against this Bremen team so far. The home side have enjoyed most of the possession, but high pressing and near-perfect defensive work is forcing Wolfsburg to play long balls and they have yet to find the rythum they've been used to so far this season.
VICTOR GOES CLOSE AGAIN
Weghorst breaksthrough the middle of the pitch and plays the ball to his left with Victor in support. The Brazilian shoots at goal but it's straight at Pavlenka, who is able to parry the ball away from goal.
A cool penalty, sending Casteels the wrong way. Rashica scores his second from the spot this season to put Bremen ahead. Just the 11th goal that Wolfsburg have conceded this season and Bremen's fearless approach to this game has been rewarded early on.
Josuha Guilavogui handles the ball in his own box by blocking a shot with his arm above his head. VAR has given the penalty.
BOTH SIDES STARTING BRIGHTLY
We're seeing both sides playing confident football here, especially Bremen who are showing a nothing-to-lose attitude early on here.
VICTOR WITH A BIG CHANCE
The Brazilian connection combines as William whips in a cross from the right flank. Weghorst misses it at the near post but right behind him is Joao Victor who gets his head on the ball. It bounces in front of him, and clips the bar as it goes over.
Rashica looks into the box from the left wing and spots the run of Klaassen. He looks for his Dutch teammate with a looping cross, but the midfielder can't reach the ball with his outstretched right leg.
UNDERWAY IN WOLFSBURG
A nice and loud atmosphere here in Wolfsburg for the last of our Sunday games in the Bundesliga this weekend.
BREMEN LOOKING FOR A RARE WIN
Kohfeldt's side are looking for their first win since September having gone eight games without victory in the Bundesliga. Away at the Bundesliga's strongest defence will not be easy...
KOHFELDT BEFORE THE GAME
"We want our players to keep their belief in winning the game. For our game, that lies in our intensity and how much we want to push for every second during the game."
WOLFSBURG LOOKING TO CLIMB
Sitting in 9th might not sound like a big chance to climb up the table, but the Wolves can end today in fifth depending on how many goals they score. In any case, a win will take Oliver Glasner's side level on points with BVB in fifth.
SARGENT ON THE BENCH
The USMNT forward is waiting in the wings for Florian Kohfeldt's side with Leonardo Bittencourt, Yuya Osako and Milot Rashica preferred in attack for the trip to Wolfsburg and the task of facing the Bundesliga's strongest defence.
Pavlenka – Gebre Selassie, Veljkovic, Groß, Augustinsson – M. Eggestein, Bargfrede, Klaassen (c) – Bittencourt, Osako, Rashica (SUBS: Kapino, Lang, Pizarro, Langkamp, Sahin, Sargent, J. Eggestein, Friedl, Goller)
Casteels – Knoche, Bruma, Brooks – William, Guilavogui (c), Arnold, Roussillon – Mehmedi, Victor – Weghorst (SUBS: Pervan, Brekalo, Steffen, Klaus, Gerhardt, Mbabu, Schlager, Ginczek, Rexhbecaj)
Welcome along to the match centre for the game Wolfsburg vs. Bremen from matchday 13 of the 2019/20 Bundesliga season at the Volkswagen Arena. Check back here for full information on the match.