Bremen stunned by Augsburg

SV Werder Bremen continued their dismal form in the Bundesliga when they went down 3-2 to FC Augsburg at the WWK Arena on Sunday.

Augsburg 3-2 Bremen
Selassie opens scoring
Schmid gets equaliser
Kruse restores lead
Koo equalises
Bobadilla seals victory

Match summary

Bremen were rewarded for their attacking intent in the 26th minute when Theodor Selassie slotted home Robert Bauer’s flick-on in the area. The visitors’ joy was short-lived as Augsburg drew level two minutes later via an effort from Jonathan Schmid.

Bremen dominated the possession stakes in the second-half and were duly rewarded for their efforts, when they restored their lead in the 65th minute courtesy of Max Kruse’s penalty.

The visitors would end up ruing their missed chances as Ja-Cheol Koo put his side back on level terms in the 79th minute, before Raul Bobadilla stole the show when he netted in the 94th minute.

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Ganz bitter! #Werder verliert nach doppelter Führung in der Schlussphase noch mit 2:3. #fcasvw #bundesliga #nordphoto

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The visitors got off to the brighter start in the encounter and almost took the lead in the seventh minute, when Serge Gnabry’s left-footed grasscutter went narrowly wide of Marwin Hitz’s goal.

Augsburg gradually started to find their feet as the encounter went on and came agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock minutes later, but Bobadilla’s effort was hit straight at goalkeeper, Felix Wiedwald.

The opening goal of the game fell to Selassie who made no mistake from within the area in the 26th minute after Bauer’s flick-on.

Augsburg drew level two minutes later when Bobadilla did well to hold off the attentions of Ulisses Garcia, before flicking a long-ball into the path of Jonathan Schmid who smashed home from close range.

Much of the second-half was marred by numerous petty fouls being committed by Augsburg, who were content with Bremen dominating possession in the first two thirds of the field.

Both sides made a number of substitutions in a bid to take the lead, but struggled to penetrate one another’s defence’s.

Bremen restored their lead in the 65th minute, when Gnabry dribbled his way into the area and was adjudged to have been impeded by Martin Hinteregger. Max Kruse stepped up and slotted away the resultant penalty.

Augsburg stepped up their pursuit of the equaliser and were unlucky not be on level terms moments later when Georg Teigl’s shot went narrowly wide, however, Koo managed to find the equaliser in the 79th minute against the run of play after latching onto Paul Verhaegh’s corner.

Manuel Baum’s side almost sealed all three points close to the end of the encounter, but Hinteregger’s header was somehow kept out by Wiedwald.

Bobadilla proved to be the hero for the home side, when he reacted quickest to a flick from Koo to volley home with virtually the last kick of the game.

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