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Highlights

90'
+ 10

Full time! Werder Bremen 2-3 Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim made it five wins from seven to start the season after edging a five-goal spectacle at Werder Bremen. Romano Schmid cancelled out an early goal from Maximilian Beier, but TSG deservedly restored their lead through Grsicha Prömel's well-struck shot from outside the box. Justin Njinmah had a goal ruled out for offside as Werder turned the screw, with their persistence rewarded in added time when substitute Jens Stage applied a fine finish to Christian Groß's pull-back. There was time for one final twist, though, as Marius Bülter - another second-half introduction - fired in a fabulous first-time strike to break Bremen hearts.
Full-time
90'
+ 9

Denied!

The corner comes to nothing for Werder. Bülter prepares to shoot from downtown at the unguarded net, but Borré gets in a crucial challenge.
90'
+ 8

Corner!

Bülter slides in to prevent Bittencourt's cross from reaching the six-yard area. Pavlenka's coming up for the corner...
90'
+ 4

Outdoing xG handsomely

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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
2
0.94
1.77
3
Goals
90'
+ 3

Bülter!!!!

What's going on? Bremen only half clear a Kadeřábek long throw. Bülter takes on a first-time shot and finds the bottom corner from 18 yards!
90'
+ 2
Marius Bülter
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.
6 %
Distance to Goal
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Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
20.12 m
90'
+ 1

What a goal!

Bremen get their reward! Groß chips a ball into the box, where fellow substitute Stage steers a superb finish over Baumann.
90'
+ 1

Jens Stage

GOAL!

2:2
Jens Stage
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.
7 %
Distance to Goal
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Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
17.22 m
90'

Running down the clock

The Hoffenheim captain is booked for time wasting.
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.
2.
Maximilian Beier
Maximilian Beier33.70km/h
3.
Ozan Kabak
Ozan Kabak33.21km/h
88'

Wayward!

Bremen come again, with Weiser feeding Schmid on the edge of the D. It's a tired effort from the Werder man, though, straight into row M.
86'

A whisker away!

A left-wing cross evades everyone in the Hoffenheim area, with Borré inches away from toeing it in at the far post. Werder are throwing everything at the visitors!
84'

Changes

Fresh legs for Hoffenheim in the form of Becker and Bebou, Matarazzo reacting to his team's fading energy levels. Werner introduces attacking midfielder Bittencourt in search of a late leveller, with defender Friedl hooked.
77'

Ducksch!

The Bremen striker swings a boot at a low free-kick into the Hoffenheim area, but doesn't make the desired connection and the ball sails wide.
73'

Close!

Schmid from range for Bremen, the goalscorer arrowing just wide of Baumann's goal. The TSG No.1 was beaten. Good spell for the hosts, this...
72'

Another striker

Woltemade's introduction means Werder now have three forwards on the pitch.
70'

Tale of the tape

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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
0.66
1.32
2
Goals
70'

Goal attempts
7off target
1on target
3off target
3on target
68'

Stage!

A corner routine is worked towards the edge of the TSG area for Stage, who slaps an effort just wide of Baumann's right-hand post.
65'

Kabak injury

The Hoffenheim defender makes way following a clash with Borré. He's using his shirt as a makeshift sling - that could be a broken arm. Akpoguma is on.
64'

What a chance!

Fantastic passing from Hoffenheim to prise open the Bremen defence. Weghorst weights the final ball to perfection, but Vogt - a defender - is the man on the end of it and can only roll his shot at Pavlenka.
61'

Fresh legs

Positive from Matarazzo as Bülter, who top scored for Schalke last season, replaces Skov on the left-hand side. Borré and Stage are on for Bremen, who need a goal...
59'

Substitution

55'

Quiet spell

There's a bit of a lull, which is to be expected. The first half was very much of the all-action variety.
51'

Disallowed Bremen goal!

Njinmah lets Veljković's long ball bounce in the Hoffenheim box, before sending a left-footed finish past Baumann. However, the flag's up for a very tight offside.
51'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
SituationNo goal
ReviewOffside?
DecisionNo goal
46'

Here we go again!

Bremen get the second half under way. No changes for either side.
Kick-off!
Half-time
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Half-time! Bremen 1-2 Hoffenheim

Prömel's strike has Hoffenheim 2-1 up at the break. On the balance of play, they just about deserve it.
45'
+ 2

Second booking

Ducksch talks his way into the referee's book. He'll have hold back in the challenge now...
45'

Wall of Brooks

Schmid beats his man and feeds Weiser in the box. The Werder full-back takes aim, but Brooks makes the block with his left leg.
43'

Nearly moment

Superb vision from Keïta, but his defence-splitting pass has just too much on it for Ducksch, and Baumann can gather.
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Hoffenheim on course

For their fifth win of the season, and fourth in a row on the road...
39'

More goals than expected

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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
0.48
0.49
2
Goals
39'

Goal attempts
3off target
1on target
0off target
2on target
33'

Caution

Keïta's the first player into the book after catching Vogt late. He'll have to watch his step from here...
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.
2.
Maximilian Beier
Maximilian Beier31.45km/h
3.
Nicolai Rapp
Nicolai Rapp31.34km/h
29'

Prömel goal!

And now they're back in front! Prömel plays a pass out wide to Skov and gets it back on the edge of the area, before finding the bottom corner.
29'
Grischa Prömel
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.
7 %
Distance to Goal
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Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
19.49 m
28'

Hoffenheim in charge statiscally

Possession (%)
4456
28'

Passes
112
187
25'

Warning shot

Bremen are undone by another quick vertical pass. Kadeřábek's in behind Jung, but can't beat Pavlenka with his shot from a tight angle. The offside flag was up, in any case.
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Green-White delight!

That was Schmid's first goal of the season. He also has an assist.
22'

Win probability

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Win probability
Bremen's chances have improved since Schmid's leveller.
8'
18.2 %
21'
36 %
19'

Bremen are level!

Game on! Weiser drives through the midfield and feeds Ducksch. He slips in Schmid, who beats Baumann with the aid of a deflection off Prömel. There's a review for a possible offside, but the goal stands!
17'
Romano Schmid
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.
21 %
Distance to Goal
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Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
12.23 m
15'

Smart idea

Grillitsch with a corner-kick routine straight off the training ground. He fires it low towards the penalty spot, but Bremen get it clear before a Hoffenheim player can connect.
13'

Chance!

Hoffenheim are almost in again, but Beier doesn't gamble on Skov's low ball into the box.
12'

Expected Goals

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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
0.02
0.42
1
Goals
8'

Hoffenheim lead!

Bremen are undone by an incisive Hoffenheim attack. Vogt wins a header on halfway, Prömel helps Beier on his way and the young striker holds off Rapp before tucking the ball through the legs of Pavlenka.
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 %
Distance to Goal
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Distance to Goal
The distance to goal is measured at the time of the shot - from the position of the ball to the center of the goal.
9.92 m
7'

Lively

Neither side are holding back in the early exchanges. Very open start to this one.
3'

Close!

Njinmah hits a daisy-cutter from outside the box. Baumann seems happy to see it wide, but that was perhaps closer than the Hoffenheim stopper was anticipating!
1'

Here we go!

Great atmosphere in Bremen. Will in-form Hoffenheim spoil the party?
Kick-off!
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Watch: Line-ups in focus

Matarazzo talks competitive Bundesliga

"The Weserstadion awaits us with a very intense atmosphere. The team look for a direct route to goal, we'll have to absorb that intensity. We need to do what is required in order to be victorious. Bremen have won their last two home matches, but we've also been successful away so far. The team that brings more to the game always has an advantage in the Bundesliga. The league is even, there's never a clear favourite."

Werner's take on Hoffenheim

"They're a team with lots of experience and quality in every position, which is proven by their current place in the table. However, every opposition gives you something you can exploit, which we aim to do at the weekend."
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Watch: Hoffenheim limbering up

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Watch: Green grass of home

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Watch: Green-Whites in the house

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Watch: Hoffenheim arrival

More on those teams

Werner makes five changes to the team beaten by Darmstadt. Marco Friedl returns and Marco Rapp is brought into the defence, with Naby Keïta and Anthony Jung starting in midfield and Justin Njinmah preferred to Rafael Borré in attack. Amos Pieper, Christian Groß, Jens Stage and Olivier Deman also make way. As for Hoffenheim, Pavel Kadeřábek gets the nod over Ihlas Bebou on the right wing, while Dutch striker Wout Weghorst comes in for the injured Andrej Kramarić.

Bremen starting XI

Pavlenka – Veljković, Rapp, Friedl – Weiser, Schmid, Lynen, Keïta, Jung – Njinmah, Ducksch

Bremen subs

Zetterer, Agu, Groß, Stage, Bittencourt, Opitz, Kownacki, Borré, Woltemade

Hoffenheim starting XI

Baumann – Kabak, Brooks, Vogt – Kadeřábek, Prömel, Grillitsch, Stach, Skov – Beier, Weghorst

Hoffenheim subs

Philipp, Akpoguma, Szalai, Becker, Bischof, Tohumcu, Berisha, Bebou, Bülter
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Probable line-ups

Who’s set to play this weekend? Who’s going to miss out? Keep up to date with all the latest team news right here!
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Watch: Vote for your September Goal of the Month!

Ten of the best goals from the last month – but which will be named September’s winner? Watch the contenders here and then cast your vote below!
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Werder 1-2 Hoffenheim - previous meeting

It was Hoffenheim who took the spoils when these two went head-to-head on Matchday 26 last season. Andrej Kramaric and Christoph Baumgartner gave Hoffenheim the lead before Amos Pieper's consolatory effort.

Head-to-head

Hoffenheim are unbeaten in their last eight Bundesliga games in Bremen since a 3-1 loss in April 2014 (W3, D5). TSG have never managed a longer unbeaten run away at a club in the top flight (currently also 8 at Cologne), while Werder are only on a longer winless run in the Bundesliga at home to Bayern (15).

Werder struggling, TSG not so much

Werder have made their worst start to a Bundesliga season for six years with six points after six games. They only had three on the board in 2017/18, when they finished 11th. Meanwhile, Hoffenheim are looking good and especially on the road. They have the best away record (nine points) in the Bundesliga this season and have won their first three away games of a top-flight campaign for the first time ever. In comparison, they won just three on the road all last term.
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Watch: Darmstadt 4-2 Werder - highlights

Werder were on the wrong end of Darmstadt's first win of the season on Matchday 6. It was Werder's fourth loss of the season.
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Watch: Hoffenheim 1-3 Dortmund - highlights

Hoffenheim were comfortably beaten at home to Dortmund last week but they remain sixth in the table after an otherwise strong start to the campaign.
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