Werder Bremen succumb to relegation from the Bundesliga

On a dramatic final day, Werder Bremen limped around against Borussia Monchengladbach, eventually succumbing to relegation at the hands of Friedhelm Funkel’s FC Köln. After sacking Florian Kohfeldt with one game to go earlier this week, Werder Bremen never stood a chance against Marco Rose’s men. They looked fearful, afraid to make mistakes, and afraid to thrust their muscles and go on the attack. It was a desperate, disastrous final day for Die Werderaner, losing by a score-line of 4-2.

Werder Bremen 1-2 RB Leipzig – DFB Pokal Semi-Final – Analysis

In a tight and testy affair, Leipzig couldn’t break down Werder Bremen’s resilient defensive structure, resulting in a 0-0 draw after full-time. As the game went into extra time, the struggle continued but the match was only injected with more fuel and fire. The fatigue started to set in, but the pace of the game went from 100 to 150, as the players on the field looked as though they were willing to die to get their team the win. Three goals in extra time, one of which came in the very last minute of the game, gave the match a remarkable spin and ultimately resulted in Die Roten Bullen surging past Die Grün-Weißen on a 2-1 score-line. RB Leipzig now head into the DFB-Pokal final, as Werder Bremen head into the final weeks of their relegation battle with broken hearts. Here is an analysis of the match.