Highlights from the first half:
5th minute: YESSSS! 1-0! Werder take an early lead: Schmid crosses from the right hand side into the six-yard box. There he finds Füllkrug running in and able to slide the ball into the net.
8th minute: 2-0! Fireworks to start this game! Schmid tries to take the ball around Sommer, but the keeper is able to just make the save. The ball, however, falls directly to Ducksch, who is in the perfect poacher’s position. He slots the ball home from 14 metres out.
13th minute: UNBELIEVABLE! SVW get another one. It’s 3-0 after 13 minutes. Ducksch gets into the left hand side of the box, looks up to see Füllkrug arriving at the penalty spot. Fülle says thank you very much from 5 yards out.
29th minute: Another great chance for Werder. Ducksch connects with a cross from the right. His powerful header goes narrowly wide.
37th minute: 4-0! Ducksch gets most of the credit. Werder’s striker crosses from the left flank. There is no Werder player nearby but Gladbach’s Bensebaini unluckily heads into his own net.
43rd minute: Scally breaks through on the right and makes a sharp cross across the box to where Stindl is lingering. He connects well but Pavlenka gets a strong fist to the powerful shot and makes a great save.
45+1 minutes: Half time! It has already been a historical game. Werder have never jumped into a 3-0 lead as quickly as that.