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0:17

WATCH: WEGHORST: "I HAD A FEELING I WOULD SCORE TWICE"

Full-time
90'
+ 5

BIALEK SEALS THE WIN!

With his first ever Bundesliga goal, Bialek seals the win. Wolfsburg counter and it's Victor in the Bremen penalty area who is unselfish and finds Bialek in space across the box to slot the ball into the empty net.
90'
+ 5

Bartosz Bialek

GOAL!

5:3
Bartosz Bialek
90'
+ 1

THIS GAME IS WIDE OPEN

Bremen are going all-out for an equaliser, and Wolfsburg are pushing on the counter-attack. This is going to be a nail-biter right down to the wire.
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME!

We'll have five minutes of time added on at the end of this game.
90'

Substitution

sub
Joao Victor
Joao Victor
sub
Josip Brekalo
Josip Brekalo
90'

FORCES A SAVE

Augustinsson goes for power rather than placement from close range, but Casteels is equal to 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.
Maxence Lacroix
Maxence Lacroix34.55km/h
2.
Jerome Roussillon
Jerome Roussillon32.93km/h
3.
Josip Brekalo
Josip Brekalo32.82km/h
89'

WOLTEMADE BROUGHT DOWN

The substitute shows lovely footwork to dribble into the box and earn a free-kick just on the edge of Wolfsburg's penalty area. One more late chance?

THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS!

84'

ONE LAST PUSH

Two strikers come on in Woltemade and Selke for Bremen, replacing Osako and Groß to give Bremen one last push at the end of this game. They would be deserving of a draw should they get it.
84'

Substitution

sub
Davie Selke
Davie Selke
sub
Yuya Osako
Yuya Osako
84'

Substitution

sub
Nick Woltemade
Nick Woltemade
sub
Christian Groß
Christian Groß
82'

GOAL RULED OUT!

Bialek thinks he has his first ever Bundesliga goal after Weghorst finds him in front of goal to tap home, but referee Christian Dingert calls the play back for a foul in the build-up.
81'

ARNOLD IN THE BOOK

A caution for the Wolfsburg midfielder after he pushed out against Groß.
81'

Yellow card

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Maximilian Arnold
Maximilian Arnold
81'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Otavio is on to replace Roussillon at left-back while Bialek will join Weghorst up front having come on for Mehmedi.
81'

Substitution

sub
Paulo Otávio
Paulo Otávio
sub
Jérôme Roussillon
Jérôme Roussillon
81'

Substitution

sub
Bartosz Bialek
Bartosz Bialek
sub
Admir Mehmedi
Admir Mehmedi
80'

MÖHWALD SENT OFF

The substitute is shown his second yellow card here. The scorer of Bremen's second misplaces a pass and brings down Philipp as he looked to counter.
80'

Second yellow card

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Kevin Möhwald
Kevin Möhwald

THE KISS OF WOUT

76'

WOUT AT THE DOUBLE!

Wolfsburg have the lead once again and it's a brace for Weghorst. A fantastic ball from Schlager into the channel finds Roussillon down the left and he swings in a first-time cross. It's deep to the back post and Weghorst meets it with a fabulous header, kissing the underside of the bar to beat Pavlenka and make it six goals in six games for the Dutchman.
76'

Wout Weghorst

GOAL!

4:3
Wout Weghorst
73'

LACROIX BOOKED

A foul from the Frenchman on Chong down the left wing and he's cautioned.
73'

Yellow card

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Maxence Lacroix
Maxence Lacroix

CAN WE FIND A WINNER?

It's been a fantastic start to the Bundesliga weekend with these two unbeaten sides going toe-to-toe, but will we see a winner in the final 20 minutes?
72'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Chong and Agu come on for Rashica and Bittencourt to bring some new energy to the away side's attack. They will be looking to sneak something on the counter-attack here.
72'

Substitution

sub
Tahith Chong
Tahith Chong
sub
Milot Rashica
Milot Rashica
71'

Substitution

sub
Felix Agu
Felix Agu
sub
Leonardo Bittencourt
Leonardo Bittencourt
69'

CHANCE GOES BEGGING

Roussillon goes down on the ball and Bittencourt takes it from him. He crosses into the box to Rashica who heads down into the box, but Osako just can't get his shot away. Roussillon remains down here holding the back of his right foot.
65'

FIRST CHANGE FOR WOLFSBURG

Maximilian Philipp is on for Renato Steffen to bring some fresh legs to the Wolfsburg attack.
65'

Substitution

sub
Maximilian Philipp
Maximilian Philipp
sub
Renato Steffen
Renato Steffen
64'

BITTENCOURT DRAWS A SAVE!

Bremen firing some warning signs to Wolfsburg here. Bittencourt is found superbly by Eggestein into the Wolfsburg penalty area but his shot is straight at Casteels, who parries the ball away. Great battling from this Bremen side so far.
61'

WOLFSBURG LOOKING TO DOMINATE

Passes
418
217
60'

RASHICA HAS A GO!

A fantastic break from Bremen as Rashica is found on the left. He cuts inside - as he so often does - onto his right foot and fires a scary-looking shot at goal. This one is marginally wide at the near post.
59'

MÖHWALD HAS TO BE CAREFUL

Another foul from Möhwald, this time on Arnold, and the first-half substitute has to be careful here now.
57'

MÖHWALD BOOKED

The substitute and scorer is cautioned after bringing down Brekalo on the break.
57'

Yellow card

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Kevin Möhwald
Kevin Möhwald
56'

ARNOLD NOT FAR AWAY

This time it's Arnold who is found by Schlager in some space on the edge of the Bremen box. One touch and a powerful strike across goal, but the Wolfsburg stalwart drags his strike wide of the mark this time.
55'

BREKALO FROM RANGE

The Wolves building some pressure and Brekalo decides to go for goal from range. It bounces into Pavlenka's hands and incredibly, that's his first save of the game.

ONE OF THOSE GAMES

A six-goal thriller on a Friday night after just 52 minutes played. Don't go anywhere!
50'

GOAL STANDS

A check of a possible offside against Rashica goes Bremen's way and we are indeed level again just three minutes into the second half.
48'

VIDEO-ASSIST CHECK

This goal is being checked over by the video assistants.
47'

BREMEN LEVEL AGAIN!

The madness continues here in Wolfsburg just three minutes in the second half. Osako sends Rashica in down the left and he reaches the Wolfsburg penalty area before cutting the ball back. It's hard and low and Brooks attempts to pass it behind, but instead finds the back of his own net.
47'

John Anthony Brooks

OWN GOAL!

3:3
John Anthony Brooks
46'
Video Assistant Referee
SituationGoal
ReviewOffside?
DecisionGoal
46'

BACK UNDERWAY

The second half is off and running here in Wolfsburg, can it possibly be as entertaining as the first!?
Kick-off!
Half-time
45'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

Just the one minute of time added on at the end of this first half.
43'

IF YOU SHOOT ON TARGET, YOU SCORE!

Goal attempts
2off target
3on target
0off target
2on target
40'

WEGHORST ON FIRE

That's now five goals in his last six games for the Dutchman.
39'

WHAT. A. FIRST. HALF.

We've still got six minutes left plus added time in this first half but we've already been treated to five goals in what has been an absolute thriller. And the way this game is going, it doesn't look like Weghorst's strike will be the last goal we see this evening.
37'

WOLFSBURG BACK IN FRONT!

Well, that drought of goals did not last long. A matter of seconds after the restart and Wolfsburg power forward. Brekalo plays the ball into the box and Mehmedi's touch on the turn lets the ball run loose for Weghorst to strike at goal, and it beats Pavlenka to put Wolfsburg ahead again.
37'

Wout Weghorst

GOAL!

3:2
Wout Weghorst
36'

OFF THE BENCH TO LEVEL THE SCORES!

What an impact off the bench from Kevin Möhwald with an absolutely incredible header. A corner from Augustinsson to the near post is met by Möhwald, who leaps high five yards in front of the near post and flicks it up and over Casteels and into the far bottom corner. One of the best headers you are likely to see!
35'

Kevin Möhwald

GOAL!

2:2
Kevin Möhwald
35'

SCRAPPY GAME NOW

Since Brooks goal it's been a difficult game for either side to control. Bremen are trying to have another extended spell of possession. Wolfsburg are happy to sit-on and remain compact.

THAT BAKU BOUNCE

32'

EARLY CHANGE

Mbom - already booked - is brought off in the first half for the man he replaced in the starting line-up, Möhwald.
32'

Substitution

sub
Kevin Möhwald
Kevin Möhwald
sub
Jean-Manuel Mbom
Jean-Manuel Mbom
31'

THREE SHOTS ON TARGET; THREE GOALS

Goal attempts
2off target
2on target
0off target
1on target
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.
Jerome Roussillon
Jerome Roussillon31.95km/h
2.
Wout Weghorst
Wout Weghorst30.71km/h
3.
Renato Steffen
Renato Steffen30.65km/h
29'

CHANGE OF POSITIONS

Mbom is now back into central midfield, with Groß into defence and Gebre Selassie out on the right. It had been a difficult start to the night for Mbom out on the right flank.
28'

BROOKS BACK AMONG THE GOALS

After 33 games without scoring, USMNT centre-back John Brooks is back among the goals for the first time since April 2019.
25'

BROOKS HEADS HOME!

And in the space of three minutes, Wolfsburg have turned this game around. Fantastic work from Brekalo who controls a cleared corner in the Bremen box. He turns onto his left to clip the ball into the box and it's Brooks who meets it fantastically with a powerful header which bounced beyond Pavlenka. No 1-1 draw for Bremen!
25'

John Anthony Brooks

GOAL!

2:1
John Anthony Brooks
24'

MBOM BOOKED

He brings down Mehmedi and gets the first caution of the game and his fifth of the season, which will see him suspended for next week against Stuttgart. He's being made to work against Roussillon down that wing.
24'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Jean-Manuel Mbom
Jean-Manuel Mbom
22'

BANG BANG BAKU!

What a hit from the recently capped Germany international. He is on the end of Lacroix's pass forward and has space in between the midfield and defence. Touching the ball onto his left foot and moving past Eggestein, Baku then smashes the ball back across goal with his left foot to beat Pavlenka. His second goal already for Wolfsburg in his seventh game!
22'

Ridle Baku

GOAL!

1:1
Ridle Baku
20'

HARD-FOUGHT GAME SO FAR

Tackles won
25
28
18'

BREMEN GAMEPLAN

The visitors are sitting back, soaking up the Wolfsburg pressure and then breaking on the counter as often as they can. And with the scoring opened, this game is beginning to open up even more early on. A good sign of what's to come.
16'

BITTENCOURT BITING THE WOLVES AGAIN

The scorer of Bremen's opener tonight has now hit four goals against Wolfsburg in his career. He's only scored more against Freiburg (7).
13'

AGAINST THE RUN OF PLAY!

It had been all Wolfsburg so far, but Bremen strike at the other end. Osako does superbly to battle against Lacroix and win the ball from him in the right corner. He races down the touchline before playing the ball across goal for Bittencourt to smash home. The first shot on goal for either side tonight and we already have a goal!
13'

Leonardo Bittencourt

GOAL!

0:1
Leonardo Bittencourt
10'

FINDING THEIR WAY

It's Wolfsburg still probing here, with the ball staying almost exclusively in the Bremen half. The home side working the ball wide to then cross for Weghorst in the middle but no real joy so far.
7'

SLIGHT LINE-UP DIFFERENCE

We had Mbom in central midfield with Gebre Selassie out on the right in our predicted line-ups before the game. However, it's Mbom on the right of midfield with Gebre Selassie on the right of the back three, with Groß in central midfield. Twenty-year-old Mbom proving his versatility once again.
4'

EARLY POSSESSION

The home side taking control of the opening minutes here in terms of possession - mostly in their own defence. Brekalo, Mehmedi and Steffen rotating plenty already in search of space ahead of the Bremen defence.
1'

HERE WE GO!

The ball is rolling with Wolfsburg in all-green and Bremen in all-black.
Kick-off!

MINUTE'S SILENCE

As will be the case before all Bundesliga fixtures this weekend, we will have a minute's silence in Wolfsburg to remember the great Diego Maradona who sadly passed away this week at the age of 60.

KICK-OFF COMING UP!

We're just minutes away now from kick-off in Wolfsburg to get the weekend's action underway. An eight-match unbeaten run against a seven-match unbeaten run. Something's got to give...
2:03

WATCH: LAST SEASON'S THRILLER

Milot Rashica had the final say in a ding-dong battle with Wolfsburg in this fixture last season, helping Werder Bremen to a 3-2 victory in one of the best games of the season (unless you're a Wolfsburg fan)

RASHICA TO HAUNT THE WOLVES AGAIN?

Bremen may be without Josh Sargent, but in Milot Rashica they have a man who loves to face Wolfsburg. Rashica has two goals from two games against Wolfsburg, scoring a brace in this fixture last season.

WOUT THE MAIN MAN FOR WOLFSBURG

The Wolves have scored eight of their nine league goals before half-time. With four goals and an assist, Weghorst has been directly involved in 55 percent of them. The Dutchman has scored four in his last five and will be making his 75th Bundesliga appearance tonight.
0:10

WATCH: TIME TO GET WARM

The players are out on the pitch completing their warm-ups in Wolfsburg. It's a nippy night in Germany with winter definitely upon us now.

WOLFSBURG TEAM NEWS

For the first time this season, Oliver Glasner has selected an unchanged starting line-up following his side's 2-0 victory at Schalke last weekend.

BREMEN TEAM NEWS

Two changes to Florian Kohfeldt's side tonight with Osako coming in for Sargent and Jean-Manuel Mbom replacing Kevin Möhwald in midfield. This will be Osako's first start since the opening weekend of the season over two months ago.
0:31

WATCH: WELCOME TO THE VOLKSWAGEN ARENA

NO SARGENT FOR BREMEN

Having missed just 14 minutes of action across all competitions before tonight, Bremen will be without USMNT striker Josh Sargent for the first time. The American injured his ankle earlier today during a light training session and will not be risked.

WOLFSBURG STARTING XI!

Casteels (c) - Baku, Lacroix, Brooks, Roussillon - Schlager, Arnold - Steffen, Mehmedi, Brekalo - Weghorst

WOLFSBURG SUBS

Pervan, Otavio, Mbabu, Siersleben, Klaus, Gerhardt, Victor, Philipp, Bialek

BREMEN STARTING XI!

Pavlenka - Groß, Toprak, Friedl - Gebre Selassie (c), Eggestein, Mbom, Augustinsson - Bittencourt, Rashica - Osako

BREMEN SUBS

Kapino, Agu, Moisander, Möhwald, Schmid, Chong, Erras, Selke, Woltemade

LINE-UPS COMING UP

Stick with us as we'll have the official line-ups from both sides for you in the next 15 minutes or so. We're expecting to see USMNT teammates John Brooks and Josh Sargent come up directly against each other this evening.

WHO WILL REMAIN UNBEATEN?

If Wolfsburg win or draw, they will equal the club-record run of nine straight Bundesliga games without defeat set under head coach Oliver Glasner last season. Bremen, meanwhile, are unbeaten in their last seven games, and have drawn each of their last five 1-1.

HERE COMES MATCHDAY NINE!

We're in Wolfsburg this evening to kick-start the Bundesliga weekend, with Werder Bremen in town. Both sides have made superb starts to the season and are enjoying unbeaten runs which could come to an end for one side tonight.

Welcome!

Here you will find the most important information on the game between VfL Wolfsburg and SV Werder Bremen on Matchday 9 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.