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Match facts: Bremen v Twente

Published: Saturday 30 October 2010, 21.45CET
Match facts: Bremen v Twente
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Published: Saturday 30 October 2010, 21.45CET

Match facts: Bremen v Twente


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Latest domestic information
Saturday 30 October: SV Werder Bremen 2-3 1. FC Nürnberg
(Almeida 5, Pizarro 90+2; Gündogan 45 73, Ekici 47)
Mielitz; Wesley, Mertesacker, Prödl, Silvestre (Jensen 59); Bargfrede (Hunt 59), Frings; Marin, Arnautović (Wagner 79); Pizarro, Almeida

• Thomas Schaaf made one change to the team that lost 2-1 at FC Bayern München in the German Cup second round on 26 October, Hugo Almeida coming in for the injured Clemens Fritz.

• Schaaf's side have won just three of their last 12 games in all competitions.

• Bremen have kept only two clean sheets in 17 fixtures this term, both away from home.

• Claudio Pizarro has scored in each of Bremen's last three games, including the opener against Bayern and a late effort in a 4-1 victory at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach on 23 October. The latter strike took him past Giovane Elber (133 goals) as the leading non-German scorer in Bundesliga history; he now has 134 goals.

• Torsten Frings has converted four penalties this season.

• Bremen picked up just four points from their first five Bundesliga matches this season.

Injury news
• Petri Pasanen missed the Nürnberg game after sustaining a thigh injury during the pre-match warm-up.

• Goalkeeper Sebastian Mielitz has made four successive appearances due to injuries to Tim Wiese (knee) and Christian Vander (groin). Wiese was forced off before half-time on Matchday 3; Vander has been out since April.

• Fritz sustained a left thigh injury at Bayern and missed the Nurnberg game.

• Daniel Jensen, an unused substitute on Matchday 3, returned to action against Mönchengladbach having recovered from a knock picked up in Denmark's 3-1 defeat by Portugal on 8 October.

• Tim Borowski, who has not played since Matchday 2, underwent ankle surgery on 26 October.

• Sebastian Boenisch was ruled out until the new year when cartilage damage was discovered during keyhole surgery on his right knee on 21 September.

• Naldo is yet to make an appearance this term due to a knee problem.

• Wesley made his Brazil debut as a substitute in the 3-0 friendly win against Iran on 7 October.

• Bremen extended Markus Rosenberg's contract until 2012 during the summer before loaning him to Real Racing Club for the season.


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• Twente have committed more fouls (60) than any other side with Roberto Rosales responsible for 12, the joint highest individual total.

Latest domestic information
Saturday 30 October: PSV Eindhoven 0-1 FC Twente (Chadli 60)
Mihaylov (Boschker 89); Rosales, Douglas, Wisgerhof, Leugers (Schimpelsberger 63); Landzaat, De Jong, Janssen; Ruiz, Janko, Chadli

• Nacer Chadli's first Eredivisie goal sent the Dutch titleholders to the top of the league for the first time this season.

• Thilo Leugers and his replacement Michael Schimpelsberger, both 19, made their Twente debuts.

• Twente have won their last five league games and are the only unbeaten side in the Dutch top flight having inflicted PSV's first defeat of the campaign.

• Michel Preud'homme's side are six matches unbeaten and have lost just once in 17 outings this season.

• Douglas scored his first goal of the season in a 3-1 win against Willem II on 27 October.

• Having re-joined the club as a free agent two days earlier Arnold Bruggink made his 100th league appearance for Twente, his first since 1997.

• Theo Janssen was among the scorers in a 3-2 win against ADO Den Haag on 24 October – his sixth goal in eight games. He scored just twice in 40 appearances last term.

• Twente have gone a club record 35 Eredivisie games without losing at home, since a 2-0 defeat by AFC Ajax on 1 November 2008.

• Nikolay Mihaylov began the season with five successive clean sheets for Twente but has since shipped 15 goals in 11 games.

• Twente will face second tier FC Zwolle in the Dutch Cup fourth round on 9 November.

• Luuk de Jong scored the only goal as Twente defeated Ajax in the Dutch Super Cup on 31 July.

Injury news
• Mihaylov was forced off with a hamstring injury a minute from time against PSV.

• Dwight Tiendalli suffered a bruised knee against Willem and did not feature in Eindhoven.

• Rasmus Bengtsson also missed the PSV match because of illness.

• Nicky Kuiper is likely to miss the rest of the group stage after tearing knee ligaments against Den Haag. The 21-year-old had only been back for a month after shaking off another knee injury that had sidelined him since March.

• Wout Brama and Peter Wisgerhof picked up hamstring injuries on Matchday 3, though Wisgerhof has since returned.

• Emir Bajrami underwent surgery on 11 October on an ankle injury sustained against Tottenham Hotspur FC on Matchday 2.

• Bart Buysse has not played since tearing ankle ligaments in training on 21 September.

• On 27 October forward Anouar Diba, 27, joined Twente until the end of the season. A free agent, he had been training with the club since August.

Last updated: 01/11/10 10.57CET

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