AUGSBURG WIN !
What a dramatic end to a highly eventful game! Augsburg celebrate like it's a cup final victory and why not!? The Bavarians have battled for a big three points and win their first match to nil this season. Ermedin Demirovic with the winner and Rafal Gikiewicz's penalty save have done the job for the visitors.
GIKIEWICZ SAVES !
Scenes! Gikiewicz has stopped Ducksh's last gasp penalty and Augsburg go nuts!
PENALTY WERDER BREMEN
The River Islanders have been awarded a penalty in the last moments ... Maximilian Bauer adjudged to have handled Füllkrug's pass.
VISITORS AIMING FOR FIRST
Augsburg have yet to keep a clean sheet in a Bundesliga game this season. The Bavarians are not far away now from achieving what would be a big first for Enrico Maaßen's men.
DOUBLE CHANCE WERDER
Niklas Schmidt hits a reflex shot at the target but Gikiewicz gets down brilliantly to block. Füllkrug is next up with an arcing shot that bends away from the far post and wide.
Niclas Füllkrug Elvis Rexhbecaj
BIG BERISHA OPPORTUNITY
Oooh, Berisha had 2-0 at his feet right there. A defensive lapse allowed the Augsburg man to dink a shot at the target which bounced off the woodwork. Bremen are still alive.
TIME RUNNING OUT
Ole Werner's getting a little testy down on the touchline. The ref comes over to have a word with the Bremen coach and play resumes.
Applause from the away fans as goalscorer Demirovic makes way for Jensen.
We all know what Werder's subs can do and now here comes a triple change from home coach Ole Werner, who introduces Burke, Gruev and Schmidt into the mix.
That was Ermedin Demirovic's first away goal for Augsburg.
AUGSBURG IN FRONT
They've been threatening this and now Augsburg hit the front. Berisha beats the offside trap wide on the right and lashes an across the face of goal cross-shot which Demirovic gobbles up with a close-rage finish. The goal survives a VAR check and on we go ...
Ducksh heads a Füllkrug cross at the target and Gikiewicz palms over. The resulting corner comes to nothing.
ONE MORE FOR THE KEEPER
Niederlechner hooks a shot into the arms of Michael Zetterer. That's one more save chalked up to the Bundesliga debutant, albeit an easy one.
AUGSBURG COME AGAIN
A wonderful counter-thrust by Augsburg ends with the ball at Berisha's feet. The visiting attacker is inches offside.
Niederlechner muscles past Veljkovic and gets in a stab at goal. Zetterer saves with an outstretched leg. Looks like Niederlechner was just offside in the build up to that move.
A little frustration shown by Ducksch who slightly overhits a pass for Füllkrug. The latter may have been offside had that move come off anyway.
BERISHA OFF TARGET
Berisha shapes to shoot and sends an effort into Row Z. Not what the Augsburg No. 11 wanted there.
AWAY WE GO AGAIN
Game back on at the Weserstadion! Will we see one team forge ahead this half? We're soon to find out!
Both teams have had their chances here but we go in level at the break after an even first half.
Marvin Ducksch Iago
Niederlechner pressures Zetterer now as the sub 'keeper is tested by the visitors. The custodian then races off his line and applies a diving header to deny Hahn.
Elvis Rexhbecaj fancies a pop at the target and his shot flies up and into the grateful hands of debutant Zetterer. The 27-year-old will have been pleased with that to settled the nerves.
STAGE LACKS CONTROL
Füllkrug's tidy back heel for Jens Stage almost produces the opening the home side have been pushing for. Stage just fails to control at the crucial moment and the chance is gone.
The Werder forward is shown the yellow card following a promising forward move by the hosts.
Worth mentioning that Werder goalkeeper Michael Zetterer, who came on for the injured Pavlenka earlier, is making his Bundesliga debut after 53 Bundesliga games on the bench.
NO GOAL !
The ref goes to check the goal. It looks like there may be an offside - Füllkrug - as the ball is floated into the area. And indeed there is. Relief for Augsburg!
FÜLLKRUG = GOAL
Ducksch to Füllkrug. You know the rest. Free kick into the box and with Füllkrug unmarked, the in-form forward is never missing with a header from inside the area.
PAVLENKA MAKES WAY
That's tough for the Werder 'keeper, who had played his part in keeping Augsburg out until now. Looks like a thigh problem for the Czech shot stopper. Michael Zetterer is on.
BAUER GOES CLOSE
Chance for Augsburg! Maximilian Bauer's header from Berisha's corner bounces off Füllkrug before flying wide. Bauer has his head in his hands.
Pavlenka has decided to carry on but Werder's sub goalie, Michael Zetterer, is warming up just in case.
The River-Islanders' 'keeper is down having felt a problem in his thigh that came about while making a save in the opening minutes.
DUSCKSH HAS A DIP
Bremen are in the groove now. A sweeping move down the right ends with the ball falling at the feet of Ducksh, who swishes a shot at goal that fails to beat Gikiewicz.
Ducksch and Stage have had a couple of sniffs at goal for a Werder side that has finally come into this game.
AUGSBURG COME AGAIN
Niederlechner! My goodness Augsburg should be leading here. Niederlechner is onside and rounds the keeper before just getting his feet in a mix. The ball rolls out for a goal kick, much to the relief of the home fans.
Pavlenka has been the busier of the two keepers here with Werder's defence having to withstand an attacking Augsburg side that look intent on hitting the front first.
AUGBSURG START STRONGLY
Solid start by the visitors, Mergim Berisha getting down the flank before seeing his effort into the mixer blocked out by Pavlenka.
GAME ON !!
The ball is rolling in Bremen ...
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Jens Stage returns to the Bremen midfield, with Niklas Schmidt dropping to the bench. Augsburg show three changes from the team that started the 2-0 loss to Hertha, meanwhile, as Iago, Florian Niederlechner and Andre Hahn come in for Daniel Caligiuri, Arne Maier and Mads Pedersen.
Klein, Framberger, Pedersen, Baumgartlinger, Caligiuri, Jensen, Maier, Petrov, Vargas
AUGSBURG STARTING XI
Gikiewicz - Bauer, Gouweleeuw (c), Gumny - Hahn, Gruezo, Rexhbecaj, Iago - Niederlechner, Demirovic, Berisha
Zetterer, Agu, Buchanan, Stark, Goller, Gruev, Rapp, Schmidt, Burke
WERDER STARTING XI
Pavlenka - Pieper, Veljkovic, Friedl (c) - Weiser, Schmid, Groß, Stage, Jung - Füllkrug, Ducksch
AUGSBURG'S CAMPAIGN AT A GLANCE
Augsburg's find themselves struggling near the foot of the table after a difficult start to the campaign so far. They are the joint lowest scorers in the league and will be looking to change that immediately with their visit to Bremen's Weserstadion.
BREMEN'S SEASON SO FAR
Werder Bremen have scored two or more goals in every match of the Bundesliga this season. Niclas Füllkrug sits atop the Bundesliga scoring charts with Union's Sheraldo Becker and will be looking to take the lead outright against Augsburg. A win here will see Bremen rise to fifth in the Bundesliga - which would further exemplify their remarkable return to the top tier this season.
Matchday 6 is ready to burst into action with a noisy atmosphere expected at Werder Bremen's Weserstadion. Augsburg visit the free-scoring hosts, seeking a second win of the season to try and add some distance from the relegation zone before the weekend's action.