News : Werder loses 0: 1 – minus record at the wrong time – sport
Bremen loses for the sixth time in a row and is overtaken by Mainz, which in turn remains unbeaten for the sixth time in a row.
From dpa, Bremen
After the sixth defeat in a row, it will be really tight again for Werder Bremen in the relegation battle. The green-whites lost the basement duel against FSV Mainz 05 with 0: 1 (0: 1) and thus set a negative record in their club history. His mood was “pretty shitty,” said Werder managing director Frank Baumann on Sky. The Mainz team remained unbeaten for the sixth time in a row and overtook Bremen in the table. “This is a bitter defeat for us,” said Baumann.
Werder are now only four points ahead of Hertha BSC on the relegation place, but the Berliners also have two catch-up games to contest. After the North Germans were only able to save themselves in the relegation last season, they are now threatened with another tremor until the end of the season. Against Union Berlin next weekend, the team “definitely has to take something with them”, said Baumann and was “convinced that we will stay in the league”. Thanks to Adam Szalai’s winning goal (16th minute), Mainz are well on their way to staying up.
The Bremer started extremely aggressively. Werder coach Kohfeldt had promised an active appearance of his team before the game and they kept their word. However, despite all the vigor, the playful deficits of the green-whites became clear. Instead, Mainz went into the locker room with a guided tour that was not undeserved. After Bremen defender Milos Veljkovic slipped on a Mainz counterattack, Karim Onisiwo failed, but Szalai took the lead. Just before the break, Werder apparently equalized. After a corner, Zentner parried a filling pitcher header, but then did not have the ball completely under control. While trying to clear the ball, Barreiro shot the Bremer Sargent, from where the game device bounced into the goal. But after referee Marco Fritz had looked at the scene again on the screen, he decided on foul play against Zentner – a controversial decision.