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WATCH: FÜLLKRUG ON HAVING HIS DAUGHTER AS A BREMEN MASCOT

90'
+ 5

GAME OVER !

Werder hold on for a big win that takes the River Islanders up to seventh in the standings. Their super two-some of Füllkrug and Ducksch bag the goals and the Weser Stadium erupts into celebration. Schalke can take plenty of positives, especially from their first half showing, but Thomas Reis's men remain bottom of the pile.
Full-time
90'
+ 3

SCHALKE SURVIVE

The corner comes to nothing for Schalke, but it does mean Werder can break and Schwolow is in a sprint to make it back to his goal. The ball comes to Ducksch whose shot takes a nick before flying over.
90'
+ 2

ADDED TIME

We're two minutes into the four and Schalke have a corner ...
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.
Romano Schmid
Romano Schmid 34.36km/h
2.
Tom Krauß
Tom Krauß 33.50km/h
3.
Ilia Gruev
Ilia Gruev 33.38km/h
89'

SCHALKE LIFELINE

Well now. Hold your horses. Drexler sweeps home Polter's headed pass and Schalke are in with a shout.
89'

Dominick Drexler

GOAL!

2 : 1
Dominick Drexler
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.
16 %
85'

DUCKSCH HITS PB

Ducksch is now on three goals for the season. Before 2022/23, he only previously managed two goals in his Bundesliga career.
84'

Substitution

sub
Sebastian Polter
Sebastian Polter
sub
Florent Mollet
Florent Mollet
82'

YELLOWS FOR BOTH

Handbags in midfield and the ref sorts things out by booking Pieper and Karaman.
82'

Yellow card

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Amos Pieper
Amos Pieper
82'

Yellow card

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Kenan Karaman
Kenan Karaman
79'

BUSY SCHWOLOW

Werder are threatening to destroy Schalke here. Ducksch has a couple of efforts, the first one blocked at close range by Schwolow and the second, from further out, parried two-handed by the Schalke custodian.
76'

Substitution

sub
Dominick Drexler
Dominick Drexler
sub
Tom Krauß
Tom Krauß
76'

DUCKSCH AND OUT

Weiser sends in another super assist from the right but this is all about Ducksch's finish. The Werder forward has plenty of work to do as he bears down on goals He opts to lift a cheeky finish out of Schwolow's reach and the ball bounces over the line. Cue pandemonium inside the Weser Stadium. That's sure game, set and match.
76'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision Goal
76'

Substitution

sub
Jens Stage
Jens Stage
sub
Leonardo Bittencourt
Leonardo Bittencourt
76'

Marvin Ducksch

GOAL!

2 : 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.
42 %
75'

Passes
271
336
72'

SCHALKE APPEAL

A goalmouth scramble in the Werder box caused by Caraman's cross. Larsson and Terodde hack at the ball and then some hands go up by way of a penalty appeal. Noting doing, says the ref.
69'

Yellow card

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Leonardo Bittencourt
Leonardo Bittencourt
68'

WERDER CHANGES

Double swap for Bremen, one of which sees Ilia Gruev limp off injured.
68'

Substitution

sub
Anthony Jung
Anthony Jung
sub
Marco Friedl
Marco Friedl
67'

Substitution

sub
Christian Groß
Christian Groß
sub
Ilia Gruev
Ilia Gruev
66'

PAVLENKA ON POINT

Kral surprises everyone by zapping a shot from distance at the target. Pavlenka gets across to crawl that one out two-handed. Seen from behind the goal, that's an even better save.
64'

BÜLTER INJURED

Marius Bülter limps out of the game and is looking pretty miserable as he leaves the field. Jordan Larsson is on.
64'

Substitution

sub
Jordan Larsson
Jordan Larsson
sub
Marius Bülter
Marius Bülter
61'

TOP PAVLENKA SAVE

Terodde watches Kral's flighted through pass all the way and connects with a superb scissor-kick. Pavlenka makes a double handed stop that has the fans on their feet. Terodde was offside in the build up so that wouldn't have counted.
60'

FÜLLKRUG KNOCK

Füllkrug wallops a shot from distance over the top. Schwolow had that covered. The Werder striker is coming off. He's been carrying a knock for some time.
59'

Substitution

sub
Oliver Burke
Oliver Burke
sub
Niclas Füllkrug
Niclas Füllkrug
56'

SCHALKE CHANCE

Kral's running at Veljkovic and the defender hits the deck. The ball comes off the Werder man's hand and we'll have a free kick for Schalke. Mohr slams the set piece straight into the wall and hammers the rebound harmlessly off target.
56'

Yellow card

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Miloš Veljković
Miloš Veljković
55'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Penalty
Review Handball?
Decision No penalty
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PENSIVE START

We await the first big chance of this second half. Both teams are probing but neither have managed to find a breakthrough in these opening minutes of the second 45'.
51'

xGoals

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
xGoals
1
0.56
0.45
1
Goals
46'

AWAY WE GO AGAIN

Schalke start the second half. There's drama to come at the Weser Stadium, we can almost be certain of that.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

HALF TIME

That's the end of a super first half. Werder lead through yet another Füllkrug goal while Schalke have had one chalked off for offside and also hit a post. Plenty more to come in this game.
Half-time
45'

ALMOST DUCKSCH

From right of goal, Ducksch angles an effort inches wide of the far post. That one rolled agonisingly off target.
43'

TERODDE YELLOW

Terodde is booked for a foul on Schmid. The Schalke man is not happy about that at all and tries to lift his counterpart off the floor while moaning to the ref.
43'

Yellow card

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Simon Terodde
Simon Terodde
38'

TERODDE OFF THE POST

The Schalke striker hangs in the air for an age as a looping pass makes its way towards him. An arcing header towards the far post has Pavlenka beaten, but not the woodwork. That's desperately unlucky for Die Knappen.

SCHALKE HATE FÜLLKRUG

It's official. That's the seventh time the striker has scored against the Royal Blues. In fact, Werder's striker has now netted in the last five consecutive games against the visitors.
33'

BREMEN COME AGAIN

Füllkrug this time lays one up for Pieper, who shoots over. How this game has changed in the last four minutes. Schalke must be gutted not to have taken one of their earlier chances.
30'

WERDER IN FRONT

There's the opener. Immense work from Weiser down the right. He gets into the area and lays off a lovely back-heeled pass and with Füllkrug barrelling up to this, there's no way the Bremen frontman is doing anything other than bursting the net, which he does.
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.
Romano Schmid
Romano Schmid 34.36km/h
2.
Tom Krauß
Tom Krauß 32.77km/h
3.
Henning Matriciani
Henning Matriciani 32.26km/h
30'

Niclas Füllkrug

GOAL!

1 : 0
Niclas Füllkrug
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.
24 %
29'

Goal attempts
2 off target
1 on target
5 off target
1 on target
27'

DUCKSCH OTT

Werder have a free kick from way downtown. Ducksch is going to have a go regardless. The Werder No.7 smacks one over the crossbar.
23'

FÜLLKRUG HAS A POP

Füllkrug has had his first shot on goal in the 22nd minute. It was blocked.
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DOGGED VISITORS

The major change in this Schalke side under coach Reis here has been the intensity of of the visitors in the challenge. The Royal Blues are first to almost every ball and snapping at the heels of Werder when not in possession.
21'

xGoals

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
xGoals
0
0.0
0.27
0
Goals
19'

TERODDE GETTING CLOSER

Terodde's looping header flashes wide of the far post. There's really only been one team in this game so far.
16'

SCHALKE DENIED

Schalke's goal celebrations are short lived after Kral's shot - which takes a huge deflection - nestles in the back of the net. There was an offside in there and Werder survive.
15'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Offside?
Decision No goal
13'

SORE SCHMID

Schmid goes down in a heap following Tom Krauß's leg sweep. The Werder man is soon back on his feet, albeit limping as he goes.
12'

TERODDE CROSS

The Royal Blues are on the front foot once again. Karaman prods a pass out to Terodde whose centre from the right lands in Pevlenka's grateful arms.
10'

Possession (%)
4258
8'

SCHALKE PRESSURE

Super start from Reis's men who are taking the game to the River-Islanders. Bülter's effort takes a deflection before dropping wide of the upright. The subsequent corner comes to nothing.
6'

TERODDE SIGHTER

Terodde spots a bit of space to run into and thrashes a wild shot well wide of the target. The Schalke forward has had his warm up.
2'

PAVLENKA TIME

Pevlenka is called into action almost straight away, the Werder goalkeeper making a solid save with his outstretched foot from Bülter's crack from the left.
1'

PEEEEEP !

The hosts get us underway ...
Kick-off!

TEAMS OUT

Handshakes time at the Weser Stadium. The floodlights are beaming down on a sea of Green and a touch of Royal Blue and we're ready to get this game on ...

"WE HAVE TO PLAY UGLY"

Recently appointed Schalke coach Thomas Reis insisted his basement boys were keen to reverse their Bundesliga fortunes, beginning with today's test in Bremen. "The important thing is that the boys are ready and want to win the from the very first challenge," the tactician said. "We have to play ugly over the course of the 90 minutes so that the opponents say that it’s not easy to play against Schalke."
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OLE WERNER SPEAKS

Here's what the Bremen coach had to say in the lead up to this evening's game: “For us it’s quite simple: We need to be at our best. There are no games that we will win by just turning up. It’s all about concentrating on the individual tasks."

WERDER TEAM NEWS

Werder, captain Marco Friedl is back in the side having served a suspension the team while Anthony Jung, who had been carrying a knock, has to settle for a place among the subs for the first time this season. Marco Friedl is set to deputise for Jung on the left.
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SCHALKE TEAM NEWS

Simon Terodde is in the Schalke starting XI for the second game running under new coach Thomas Reis while Tobias Mohr is also there from the get-go with Thomas Ouwejan injured.

SCHALKE SUBS

Heekeren, Kolodziejczak, Latza, Flick, Aydin, Drexler, Sane, Larsson, Polter

SCHALKE STARTING XI

Schwolow - Brunner, Matriciani, Yoshida, Mohr - Kral, Krauß - Karaman, Mollet, Bülter - Terodde (c)

BREMEN SUBS

Zetterer, Jung, Groß, Chiarodia, Stage, Burke, Schmidt, Rapp, Dinkci

BREMEN STARTING XI

Pavlenka - Pieper, Veljkovic, Stark - Weiser, Schmid, Gruev, Bittencourt, Friedl (c) - Füllkrug, Ducksch
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GIANTS COLLIDE!

They're among the biggest clubs in German football, but while one has taken to life back in the Bundesliga like a duck to water, the other is struggling to stay afloat. Werder Bremen - second in last season's Bundesliga 2 - against Schalke - the 2021/22 Bundesliga 2 champions. Popcorn at the ready, folks!