A 3-0 home defeat to Augsburg extended Werder Bremen's winless start to the season to a club record 10 matches.

Werder Bremen 0-3 Augsburg

Goals: 0-1 Gregoritsch (43'), 0-2 Finnbogason (pen. 45'), 0-3 Gregoritsch (61')

Max Kruse, back in the starting line-up for the first time since September, carried Bremen's primary threat, but the returning forward only managed to test Augsburg goalkeeper Marwin Hitz once from range. Daniel Baier struck the woodwork as the visitors began to take control, before Michael Gregoritsch headed in a cross from Philipp Max to break the deadlock. Alfred Finnbogason doubled Augsburg's lead from the penalty spot after being brought down in the box by Niklas Moisander.

Gregoritsch headed another pin-point Max delivery against the upright as Augsburg began the second half in much the same vein as they had finished the first. The Austria international soon doubled up, however, capping a lightning counter by collecting a pass from Caiuby and calmly slotting beyond Jiri Pavlenka. Finnbogason missed a glorious chance to add a fourth, but the damage had long been done and leaves Bremen marooned in the bottom two on just five points, without a Bundesliga win since 29 April.

Match stats

  • Werder are without a win in 13 Bundesliga matches, dating back to last season, equalling their all-time low number of winless matches.
  • The Green-Whites have failed to score in seven of their ten matches this season, including their last five in a row.
  • Bremen conceded more than two goals in a game for the first time in 2017/18.
  • Augsburg have recorded more wins against Bremen (eight) than against any other Bundesliga club.
  • Max has registered a league-leading five assists so far this season.
  • Gregoritsch has scored five of Augsburg's last seven goals, and has found the net against Augsburg six times in five outings.

Line-ups

Bremen: Pavlenka - Gebre Selassie, Sane, Bauer (Kainz 46'), Moisander, Augustinsson - M. Eggestein (Hajrovic 46'), Delaney - Junuzovic (c) - Belfodil, Kruse
Coach: Alexander Nouri
Augsburg: Hitz - Opare, Danso, Gouweleeuw, Max - Khedira, Baier (c) - Heller (Schmid 80'), Gregoritsch (Ji 88'), Caiuby - Finnbogason (Koo 74')
Coach: Manuel Baum

Watch: Finnbogason on ending his scoring drought

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