Papy Djilobodji popped up at the last-minute to secure Werder Bremen's survival.
Papy Djilobodji popped up at the last-minute to secure Werder Bremen's survival.
Bundesliga

#DontCrackUnderPressure: Djilobodji rescues Bremen at the death

With the clock ticking down towards full-time, SV Werder Bremen and Eintracht Frankfurt were heading for a goalless draw that would have condemned Bremen to the relegation play-off. Then up popped Papy Djilobodji…

The game had turned into a one-sided affair in the closing stages. Bremen needed to beat Frankfurt to overtake them in the table and saw chance after chance go begging, but they refused to let their heads drop. In the 88th minute, Djilobodji was on hand to turn Anthony Ujah’s cut-back over the line from close range.

For Werder and the sold-out Weser Stadium, the goal triggered scenes of jubilation as their Bundesliga status was preserved at the death.