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.

FC Augsburg 2-0 Werder Bremen – Weinzierl secures safety

After sacking Heiko Herrlich at the end of April, FC Augsburg’s season appeared to be in doubt. The team had gone four matches without a win, and the backroom staff decided it was time for a change, bringing Markus Weinzierl back to the club. Their 2-0 win over Werder Bremen leaps Augsburg into 12th, ahead of the in-form FSV Mainz on goal-differential, with safety now secure.

Bo Svensson: The mastermind behind Mainz’s resurgence

Mainz’s recent form bears no semblance with their form midway through the season. The turnaround has been dramatic: from firm relegation candidates to becoming one of the league’s top sides. What caused this drastic turnaround? Simple. Bo Svensson.