The official website for European football

Germany round-up: Bremen square up to Bayern

Published: Sunday 1 December 2002, 20.33CET
SV Werder Bremen moved second in the 1. Bundesliga on Sunday after victory over VfB Stuttgart.

UEFA.com features

Road to the semi-finals
  • Road to the semi-finals
  • Bayern and Madrid's classic 2012 semi-final
  • Banga making a noise in Lithuania
  • Gustavsson: Tyresö still chasing their dream
  • Kellermann explains Wolfsburg rise
  • Madrid and Barcelona spurred on by Copa history
  • Unbeaten Sparta aim to go all the way
  • Steaua have to start again
  • Omens against holders in German derby
  • Carney and Potter on Birmingham rise
1 of 10
Published: Sunday 1 December 2002, 20.33CET

Germany round-up: Bremen square up to Bayern

SV Werder Bremen moved second in the 1. Bundesliga on Sunday after victory over VfB Stuttgart.

SV Werder Bremen confirmed their status as FC Bayern München’s most dangerous rivals when they moved into second spot in the 1. Bundesliga on Sunday after a 3-1 victory over VfB Stuttgart.

Points to play for
Bremen, however, are still six points behind Bayern, who beat Hertha BSC Berlin on Saturday, and two above third-placed BV Borussia Dortmund.

Ailton hot streak
Goncalves Ailton was the hero of the day, opening his account on 27 minutes before doubling the lead from the spot in the dying stages. The two strikes mean the in-form Brazilian tops the scoring charts with 12 goals.

Stuttgart slide
Stuttgart, who dropped two positions down to fifth, had levelled the game at 1-1 with a header from striker Kevin Kuranyi early on in the second half but Werder moved back into the lead ten minutes from time courtesy of Mladen Krstajic’s fine free-kick.

Hannover drought
FC Schalke 04, meanwhile, prepared for the German Cup encounter against Bayern on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Hannover 96 - who have gone over five hours without scoring - in the other game played on Sunday.

On the up
Midfield player Jörg Böhme, with a penalty, and Belgian international striker Emile Mpenza scored before the break for the Gelsenkirchen club, who climbed to fourth.

Last updated: 01/12/02 22.01CET
SSI Err

Standings

Related information

Member associations
Team profiles

http://www.uefa.com/memberassociations/news/newsid=44813.html#germany+round+bremen+square+bayern

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The UEFA word, the UEFA logo and all marks related to UEFA competitions, are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.