First-team news

Playing under the floodlights at the wohninvest WESERSTADIONs.

Taking on an in-from Gladbach in front of a full house

Ole Werner’s Werder are set to take on Daniel Farke’s Borussia Mönchengladbach at the wohninvest WESERSTADION on Saturday evening (18:30 CEST). SVW’s head coach is looking forward to the clash under the floodlights: “These sorts of games are special. It’s sold-out, we’re coming up against a fantastic opponent and we’re in great shape. Games under the floodlights are always special.”

30.09.2022 / 18:10 / preliminary report
Ole Werner under the floodlights.

“We want a team that plays with passion”

A clash under the floodlights with Borussia Mönchengladbach awaits Ole Werner’s side on Saturday evening (18:30 CEST). In Friday’s presser, the Werder head coach discussed the importance of occasions such as these. “I want a team that plays football with passion. But it is always important to be able to keep your emotions in check and to concentrate on the task,” said the 34-year-old.

30.09.2022 / 17:31 / First Team
Leonardo Bittencourt in his Werder tracksuit

Bittencourt back in the squad

After several weeks on the sidelines with a rib injury, midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt is once again available for selection and could feature this Saturday when Werder Bremen take on Borussia Mönchengladbach (18:30 CEST). “Leo is in good condition considering how long he was out for and he will be in the squad tomorrow,” explained Ole Werner in Friday’s presser.

30.09.2022 / 13:45 / First Team
Leonardo Bittencourt dribbling with the ball.

"We are looking forward to an exciting game"

Before the start of preparations for the home game against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday (01.10.2022, 18.30 CEST), Leonardo Bittencourt returned to SV Werder team training. The midfielder was absent for a number of weeks with a rib injury. Now, he wants to take back a starting berth in Werder’s midfield. “When I come back, I would like to reclaim my place in the side,” explained Werder’s…

29.09.2022 / 16:00 / First Team
Romano Schmid in action.

“Of course it was special”

Last Thursday, Romano Schmid celebrated his international debut against France and was evidently able to convince head coach Ralf Rangnick, who then brought him off the bench again in the very next game. “He gave me the opportunity to prove myself. I am extremely grateful for that chance,” said Schmid on Wednesday.

28.09.2022 / 15:11 / First Team
Milos Veljkovic runs.

Match minutes and promotion for Veljkovic with Serbia

Back to Bremen with minutes under their belts – Werder players who travelled with their countries will be looking back on an international break of varying degrees of success. While Ilia Gruev and Romano Schmid made their debuts for their respective senior sides, Milos Veljkovic got some reasonable minutes too. However, Jiri Pavlenka and Marco Friedl went unused.

28.09.2022 / 11:55 / First Team
Ole Werner on the sidelines

Continuing the development

The players on international duty, as well as the players who stayed in Bremen, have had a good opportunity to prove themselves over the recent international break. Ole Werner had the chance to watch his side in action against Hannover in a friendly and he was also delighted that Romano Schmid and Ilia Gruev made their first appearances for their respective national teams. “They have grafted for…

27.09.2022 / 17:00 / First Team
Leonardo Bittencourt and Dikeni Salifou battling for the ball

Multiple players return to training ahead of Gladbach clash

Numerous Werder players are returning to training this week ahead of Saturday’s clash with Borussia Mönchengladbach at the wohninvest WESERSTADION (18:30 CEST). Leonardo Bittencourt, who has spent several weeks on the sidelines due to a rib injury, is expected to return to team training. The same goes for Dikeni Salifou, who will take part in team training for the first time since pre-season.…

27.09.2022 / 14:40 / First Team
Claudio Pizarro claps the fans

"I won’t forget this my whole life.”

In the end even Piza himself was speechless. The 43-year-old took a deep breath, a tear in his eyes, “That was very emotional, I really didn’t expect this,” said Claudio Pizarro a few minutes after his testimonial when speaking to WERDER.TV.

25.09.2022 / 09:39 / Adios Piza
Claudio Pizarro in a dark WESERSTADION

“A tremendous footballer with a massive heart”

It was an emotional night in Bremen as Claudio Pizarro officially hung up his boots with a spectacular fiesta. “Piza” and his former teammates were holding back the tears as they put on an incredibly emotional show at the wohninvest WESERSTADION.

24.09.2022 / 22:05 / Adios Piza
Claudio Pizarro stands inside the wohninvest WESERSTADIONS

Squads for Pizarro’s testimonial are here!

Claudio Pizzaro’s big testimonial is right around the corner. For his last outing on Saturday 24.09.22 at 17:30 CEST, Werder’s record goalscorer has invited numerous friends and former teammates to take part in the three-team tournament. Alongside Werder Bremen, “Claudio’s Amigos” and Bayern Munich will feature. All three teams will face off against each other across three games each of 30…

23.09.2022 / 15:30 / Thanks Claudio
Romano Schmid on the ball

Schmidt makes his debut for Austria

Despite a 2-0 defeat to France, Romano Schmidt had reason to be happy on Thursday evening. Werder’s midfielder celebrated his debut for the Austria senior national team in the UEFA Nations League game in Paris.

23.09.2022 / 10:30 / First Team
Oliver Burke contests for possession.

Defeat in tough friendly

It was defeat for Werder in their friendly during the international break, falling 2-0 to Hannover 96 on Thursday afternoon. After a slow start, Werder grew into the game, creating plenty of chances, especially through Oliver Burke, but were not able to convert them for the lead. In the second half, the hosts seemed more focused and threatening, scoring twice through substitute Tresoldi to give…

22.09.2022 / 18:30 / Match Report
Claudio Pizarro on the bench

“I’ve always wanted to come back here”

‘Adios Claudio’ takes place on Saturday 24.09.22 at 17:30 CEST in the wohninvest WESERSTADION. It will mark Claudio Pizarro’s testimonial game. Numerous companions and friends are expected to be part of the fiesta that is ‘Piza’s last dance’, with Claudio playing for three teams on the day. The most important thing is to offer “a spectacle” for the fans in the sold-out stadium. “I would like to…

22.09.2022 / 14:15 / First Team
Felix Agu with the ball.

A real challenge

SV Werder Bremen will face Hannover 96 in a friendly during the international break. On Thursday, 22nd October, at 16:00 CEST, the Green-Whites will take on their second-division opposition. Fans can watch the match live on WERDER.TV thanks to our partner, EWE, as well as on the club’s official YouTube channel. “It’s an important friendly for us. Those players who haven’t featured as much in…

21.09.2022 / 18:20 / preliminary report
Oliver Burke running with the ball at his feet.

There is a real chemistry in the group

Around three months ago, Werder Bremen signed Oliver Burke from Sheffield United. Since then, the Scot has been building his reputation as an important member of Ole Werner’s squad and has impressed in particular with his blistering pace. Although he has mainly been utilised as a substitute thus far, he has certainly made an impression when he has come onto the pitch. He has netted twice in seven…

21.09.2022 / 15:15 / interview
 Niclas Füllkrug in front of the microphone in the Mixed Zone

It’s always about the team

Niclas Füllkrug has made a superb start to the season and has already scored five Bundesliga goals. The forward now has Claudio Pizarro’s testimonial to look forward to this Sunday. The 29-year-old spoke to the media in the Mixed Zone on Tuesday about “Piza’s” return, Werder’s current points tally and the winter World Cup in Qatar.

20.09.2022 / 16:21 / First Team
Marco Friedl in action against Leverkusen

Heading into the international break with a good feeling

After the 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday, SV Werder lie tenth in table with nine points after seven games. The Green-Whites were satisfied with both the performance against the Champions League participants as well as the course of the season thus far, following Saturday’s clash. “So far we have played well in most matches. Despite that, we have to continue developing week in and…

18.09.2022 / 14:20 / First Team
Milos Veljkovic scores.

"Good performance, fair result"

The game between SV Werder and Bayer 04 Leverkusen was an open and end-to-end game. The Green-Whites came from behind once again in front of a crowd of around 30,000 fans and secured a well-earned point away at Champions League participant Leverkusen, drawing 1-1. “The game could have gone either way,” said the scorer of Bremen’s equaliser Milos Veljkovic after the game at the BayArena.

17.09.2022 / 19:19 / First Team

Late equaliser secures another away point

SV Werder collected another point on the road against Leverkusen, drawing the game 1-1 after a competitive and enjoyable game. Particularly in the first half, the Green Whites did not give up many chances and kept an attacking Leverkusen side at bay. An unstoppable goal from Kerem Demirbay (57’), fired into the top corner, put the hosts into the lead. Werder kept playing with a lot of team spirit…

17.09.2022 / 17:40 / Match Report
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