Highlights

0:21
camera-professional-play-symbol

WATCH: FÜLLKRUG: "IT'S BEEN A MAD YEAR"

0:21
camera-professional-play-symbol

WATCH: SILVA ON LEIPZIG'S UPTURN IN FORM

90'
+ 5

LEIPZIG HOLD ON!

That's 12 games unbeaten for Leipzig now and five wins in a row as they climb up to second overnight!
Full-time
90'
+ 3

INTO THE MIXER

Werder throwing all they've got into the box. Blaswich comes out to punch clear this time.
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

FOUR additional minutes as Bremen throw men forward!
90'

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

information
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.
David Raum
David Raum 33.62km/h
2.
Romano Schmid
Romano Schmid 33.39km/h
3.
Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai 33.11km/h
89'

FÜLLE!

Again he gets his head on a cross into the box, but again Blaswich is equal to it on the bounce.
88'

SUPERB CHALLENGE!

Nkunku turns the ball around the corner for Olmo, who's through on goal to the left, but Pieper times his slide perfectly to make the block.
86'

NOT ENOUGH FROM BREMEN

information
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).
But we're coming into the period of the game where they seem to step it up.
xGoals
1
0.53
1.88
1
Goals
86'

Substitution

sub
Eren Dinkçi
Eren Dinkçi
sub
Anthony Jung
Anthony Jung
86'

Substitution

sub
Oliver Burke
Oliver Burke
sub
Romano Schmid
Romano Schmid
camera-photo

THE MATCHWINNER?

83'

Substitution

sub
Yussuf Poulsen
Yussuf Poulsen
sub
André Silva
André Silva
83'

Substitution

sub
Marcel Halstenberg
Marcel Halstenberg
sub
Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai
81'

STARK IN THE BOOK

Nkunku is about to spin him on the touchline and the Bremen defender slides in. Yellow card.
81'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Niklas Stark
Niklas Stark
80'

Substitution

sub
Niklas Schmidt
Niklas Schmidt
sub
Amos Pieper
Amos Pieper
80'

CALM FROM GVARDIOL

Stage gets onto the end of a long ball and tries to hook it back into the mixer, but Gvardiol - wearing a mask today after breaking his nose during the week - calmly heads it back to Blaswich.
76'

Substitution

sub
Kevin Kampl
Kevin Kampl
sub
Amadou Haidara
Amadou Haidara
76'

FÜLLE GETS UP!

Füllkrug gets onto the end of a Jung clip into the box and powers a header down low, but Blaswich is able to hold.
75'

CHANGES

Werder react to the goal with a double change as Rapp and Stage replace Groß and Bittencourt in midfield. Dani Olmo - who will be off to the World Cup with Spain after this - is on for Forsberg for Leipzig.
74'

Pressure Handling

information
Pressure Handling
This Match Fact examines how successfully players perform under pressure. The percentage of "solved situations" indicates how often a player has freed himself from opponent pressure by dribbling, passing, scoring a goal or drawing a foul.
73%
%
Xaver Schlager
11 times under pressure
Xaver Schlager
72'

Substitution

sub
Dani Olmo
Dani Olmo
sub
Emil Forsberg
Emil Forsberg
71'

Substitution

sub
Jens Stage
Jens Stage
sub
Leonardo Bittencourt
Leonardo Bittencourt
71'

Substitution

sub
Nicolai Rapp
Nicolai Rapp
sub
Christian Groß
Christian Groß
71'

LEIPZIG LEAD AGAIN!

Schlager was unable to get through earlier but he does this time. Silva with a touch around the corner into the Austrian's path, he holds off Groß and knocks it past Pavlenka to restore the visitors' lead.
71'

Xaver Schlager

GOAL!

1 : 2
Xaver Schlager
Goal probability
information
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.
34 %
65'

STILL RISING

It's Nkunku to take it. Werder have a man on the floor behind the wall and one on the post. Neither player are in any danger as the Frenchman blasts his effort high and wide. Ball still probably hasn't come back down yet.
63'

FREE-KICK

Schlager tries to drive through the centre of the Werder defence on the edge of the box and is tripped. Free-kick inside the D. Leipzig are the third-most dangerous team from free-kicks this season. What can they do here?
60'

Win Probability

information
Win Probability
This Match Fact documents significant changes in the probability of victory for both teams during the course of the match. The value is based on actual match play and incorporates existing Match Facts such as Expected Goals, Skill and Set-Piece Dange
The goal has given Bremen a huge boost in their win probability. They were down at 10% as we kicked off the half.
46'
9.3 %
59'
25.7 %
57'

AND WE'RE LEVEL!

Leipzig will be furious with this. A throw-in on the Bremen left, couple of passes and Groß finds himself with an angle to shoot from the left corner of the box. It takes a slight deflection off Orban to loop over a stranded Blaswich and into the far top corner. Big way to mark the midfielder's 50th Bundesliga appearance, with his first goal in the division!
56'

Christian Groß

GOAL!

1 : 1
Christian Groß
Goal probability
information
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.
3 %
55'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Emil Forsberg
Emil Forsberg
52'

NKUNKU!

But then Leipzig switch back to attacking mode. Schlager over to Henrichs. He plays in Szoboszlai, who tries a back heel but the ball lands back at him anyway. He squares for Nkunku, but the division's top scorer somehow puts wide from inside the six-yard box!
51'

FRONT FOOT BREMEN

The home side have come out this half like they did in the first. This time they've maintained the effort a bit longer and are also seeing more of the ball. But there's no way through this Leipzig back line yet.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 1

COMPLETELY EVEN

information
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).
Both sides have had chances of equal value, but it's Leipzig who lead as the players return for the second half.
xGoals
0
0.41
0.41
0
Goals
45'
+ 1

DEJA-VU

This is the fifth game in a row between these sides where Bremen have gone into half-time trailing. The result of the previous four? Leipzig victories.
camera-photo

ADVANTAGE LEIPZIG

It's the visitors who lead at the break. Is Marco Rose the happier of the two coaches? Well, he's remonstrating with the officials about something. He'll know this game is far from settled despite Silva's well taken goal.
Half-time
45'

NKUNKU SPINS...

He's found to the left of goal, twists this way and that trying to find an angle, but his ball into the middle is smothered by Pavlenka.
44'

A HEAVYWEIGHT BATTLE

Duels won
9
8
Niclas Füllkrug Joško Gvardiol
39'

DEFLECTED OFF JUNG

As they have most of the game, Bremen come forward down the right. Weiser's cross goes all the way through to Jung, who hits it on the bounce, but it deflects off Henrichs and takes the sting out of it for Blaswich.
38'

DOWN TO 10 FOR THE MOMENT

Orban has got a cut on his forehead so has to go off to have it cleaned up. Leipzig are down to 10 for the moment.
31'

LEIPZIG IN AGAIN

The visitors - and Forsberg in particular - again find space in the Bremen half. The Swede sees Schlager on the overlap and slips him in, but Weiser tracks him all the way.
30'

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

information
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.
Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku 32.60km/h
2.
David Raum
David Raum 32.13km/h
3.
Dominik Szoboszlai
Dominik Szoboszlai 32.12km/h
28'

NOT THIS TIME

Füllkrug and Ducksch are almost always on the same wavelength. The former tries to square to his partner but doesn't quite get the pass right and it's cut out.
27'

Win Probability

information
Win Probability
This Match Fact documents significant changes in the probability of victory for both teams during the course of the match. The value is based on actual match play and incorporates existing Match Facts such as Expected Goals, Skill and Set-Piece Dange
Silva's goal has very much swung this game in Leipzig's favour and boosted their win probability. But if there's any team this season that's proven stats mean nothing, it's Bremen. Remember their 3-2 win from being 2-0 down after 89 minutes at Dortmund?
0'
41.3 %
Now
66.6 %
22'

DENIED!

Golden chance for Werder and Füllkrug as a free-kick is clipped over the top, Stark turns it across the face of goal but Blaswich somehow manages to deny Füllkrug from point-blank range.
21'

EARLY BOOKING

Haidara goes in with an arm as he goes up for a header and catches Jung in the face.
21'

Yellow card

yellowCard
Amadou Haidara
Amadou Haidara
camera-photo

Silva <3 Bremen

The striker has scored a goal in each of his five Bundesliga games against Werder. He's now on two for the campaign in the Bundesliga as well.
14'

SILVA STRIKES!

Devastating break from Leipzig. They win the ball back in their own half and Forsberg is set away through the middle. He has Silva to his left, Nkunku to his right. The Swede goes for the former, slipping it perfectly into his path and the Portugal international slots it away first time from the left of goal
13'

André Silva

GOAL!

0 : 1
André Silva
Goal probability
information
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.
23 %
11'

ALL LEIPZIG NOW

Bremen's fast start is over as quickly as it began. The visitors have taken control of proceedings now.
Possession (%)
3565
6'

SZOBO OVER

Another Leipzig corner and it's cleared. This time only to Szoboszlai, who takes a touch to get the ball out of his feet and shoots from 25 yards. Well over.
4'

ALMOST THROUGH

Leipzig almost carve their way through as Forsberg flicks a pass that's behind him out in front, but he's blocked off before he can cut the ball back and earns a corner. That's immediately cleared.
2'

EARLY PRESSURE

Bremen aren't going to let Leipzig just sit on the ball. The hosts are pressing high and hard in the first minute.
Kick-off!

TEAMS IN THE TUNNEL

Bremen have been line dup waiting for a few minutes. Leipzig are now joining them as referee Matthias Jöllenbeck prepares to lead the teams out at the Weserstadion.
camera-photo

HEAD TO HEAD

In eleven meetings between these sides, Leipzig have won eight while there has been one draw and a couple of victories for today's hosts. Die Roten Bullen have triumphed in the last five games against Bremen.

WEISER'S ASSIST GOAL

Watch out for Werder's Mitchel Weiser today. The Bremen right-sided dynamo is looking to become the first Green-White player since Diego to provide four assists in-a-row. Weiser laid on both Werder's goals in the 2-1 win against Schalke and also assisted Anthony Jung's goal in the heavy defeat at Bayern Munich.

BREMEN TEAM NEWS

Home boss Ole Werner has opted for three changes to the team that began the 6-1 defeat against Bayer Munich last time out. Stark, Schmid and Füllkrug are in from the get-go, the latter recovering from a back complaint. Burke drops to the bench while Gruev and Veljkovic miss out completely.
camera-photo

LEIPZIG TEAM NEWS

Marco Rose makes four changes to the Leipzig XI compared to the team that started the 3-1 home win against Freiburg. Henrichs, Raum, Forsberg and Haidara are in for Halstenberg, Kampl, Olmo (who are all on the bench). Simakan doesn't make the squad.

LEIPZIG SUBS

Nyland, Olmo, Poulsen, Klostermann, Halstenberg, Ba, Novoa, Kampl

LEIPZIG STARTING XI

Blaswich - Henrichs, Orban (c), Gvardiol, Raum - Schlager, Haidara - Szoboszlai, Nkunku, Forsberg - Silva

WERDER SUBS

Zetterer, Stage, Burke, Dinkci, Schmidt, Rapp, Goller, Buchanan, Chiarodia

WERDER STARTING XI

Pavlenka - Pieper, Stark, Friedl (c) - Weiser, Schmid, Groß, Bittencourt, Jung - Füllkrug, Ducksch
camera-photo

FÜLLKRUG'S DELIGHT

The surprise inclusion in Hansi Flick's Germany squad for the World Cup in Qatar was the uncapped Füllkrug. Bremen's 29-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic campaign, and was already in Flick's thoughts at the start of October when the former Bayern boss claimed the the national team “does not otherwise have the traits Füllkrug possesses”. After it was confirmed he would be part of the travelling 26, the striker was clearly over the moon, telling the media, “I am delighted to be called up. It has been a long road, and I have had to prove myself again and again with my performances. I'm looking forward to this special experience, which is the pinnacle of a player's career”.
camera-photo

THE VIEW FROM LEIPZIG

Rose was quick to praise Bremen on Friday as he completed his media duties. “Werder are a great club that belongs in the Bundesliga”, he stated. “And so far, they are having a great season”. However, he was clearly aware of the importance of ending the year on a high, saying, “With a positive result, we can go into the winter break where we think we should be. So of course we want to win.”
camera-photo

THE VIEW FROM BREMEN

Bremen have already beaten Borussias Dortmund and Mönchengladbach this season, and Werner will be hoping his side can defeat another of the Bundesliga's big-hitters here. In his pre-match press conference, he said of Leipzig, “They appear very stable right now and will no doubt bring their individual and collective quality to the table. But, as always, we are concentrating on ourselves and want to be the toughest possible opponent by playing our best game.”

THE TREATMENT ROOM

After scoring nine goals in 16 games following his return to the Red Bull Arena this summer, it was like Timo Werner had never been away. Unfortunately for him, an ankle injury will keep him out for the foreseeable future and means he will not be travelling with the Germany squad to Qatar. He is joined in the treatment room by Peter Gulacsi, Konrad Laimer and Marcel Halstenberg, although Rose has plenty of alternative options at his disposal. Other than Füllkrug's potential absence, Bremen will have to make do without Felix Agu and Jean-Manuel Mbom, while Milos Veljkovic could also miss out after limping off at the Allianz Arena in midweek.
2:03
camera-professional-play-symbol

THE HISTORY

Leipzig certainly have the upper hand in this match-up, winning eight of the 11 competitive meetings between the two sides since their promotion to the Bundesliga in 2016, including each of the last five. There have been just two Bremen victories, the latest of which came in 2019, when Werder legend Claudio Pizarro scored a late winner on the final day of the season – that proved to be the final Bundesliga goal of his career.
camera-professional-play-symbol

THE KEY MEN

Christopher Nkunku's stock seems to rise with each passing matchday. The Frenchman, who was included in Didier Deschamps' World Cup squad on Wednesday, leads the Bundesliga goalscoring charts with 12 goals, and has 17 in all competitions. The 24-year-old is crucial to Leipzig's chances of success and will be looking to prove his credentials once more here. After missing Bremen's 6-1 defeat to Bayern Munich with a back injury, Niclas Füllkrug's involvement is far less certain but, with ten league goals to his name already this term, Ole Werner will be tempted to play the forward even if he is short of full fitness.

THE FORM BOOK

Werder Bremen's return to the Bundesliga has, thus far, been a successful one. Despite being tipped for a relegation battle prior to the start of the season, they sit eighth in the table and just five points off the top four. Today, though, they face a Leipzig side in a rich vein of form. After a difficult start to life as the club's coach, Marco Rose has led RB through a 12-game unbeaten run (W10, D2). They are now back in the conversation for the Champions League places, and will be eager to continue their five-match winning streak in all competitions at the Weserstadion.
0:30
camera-professional-play-symbol

WATCH: GET READY FOR BREMEN VS. LEIPZIG!