After a weekend where we finally had the chance to watch football again, it’s time for our dessert. Werder Bremen played at home against Bayer Leverkusen. Werder is fighting against relegation this season, while Bayer Leverkusen tries to qualify for the Champions League. In this article I walk you through the match in Bremen.
Werder Bremen v Bayer Leverkusen first fifteen minutes
The first fifteen minutes of this match went a bit back and forwards. Neither of the two teams really created a chance in the beginning of the match. Even though he wasn’t involved in much of the play early on, it’s Kai Havertz who always managed to catch the eye. Havertz is currently one of the most talented players in the Bundesliga and he’s an absolute joy to watch. He caught the eye of many European top clubs, where Barcelona looks to be one of the front runners in the race for his services.
Kai Havertz with a first half brace
Where Havertz caught the eye of many top clubs, he didn’t caught the eye of the Werder Bremen defenders. His excellent movement in the first half gave him two perfect opportunities to score a goal. Both times he finished a perfect assist by heading the ball against the back of the net. In between these goals Gebre Selassie scored one back for Werder Bremen. Bayer Leverkusen went back to the dressing room with a 1-2 lead.
Open second half
The second half looked even more open than the first one. The ball went wrong one side of the pitch to the other in a fast pace. Both teams got chances and it was Weisser who scored the first goal in the second half, lifting the score to 3-1 for the away team. Werder Bremen got the chance to do something back almost immediately, but they failed to score one back. Demirbay chipped the ball beautifully behind Werder’s goalkeeper after a quick Leverkusen attack. 1-4 is the final score which means Leverkusen will go fully confident into next weekend when they face Borussia Monchengladbach in a direct battle for a top four spot.