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Bremen point way to quarter-finals

Published: Thursday 15 March 2007, 0.50CET
Werder Bremen 2-0 RC Celta de Vigo (agg: 3-0) Hugo Almeida and Clemens Fritz scored the goals as Bremen continued their 2006/07 European adventure.
Bremen point way to quarter-finals
Hugo Almeida scored in both legs ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BremenCelta

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target7
 
2
Attempts off target5
 
2
Corners6
 
6
Offsides3
 
5
Fouls committed16
 
15
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 15 March 2007, 0.50CET

Bremen point way to quarter-finals

Werder Bremen 2-0 RC Celta de Vigo (agg: 3-0) Hugo Almeida and Clemens Fritz scored the goals as Bremen continued their 2006/07 European adventure.

Werder Bremen's European adventure will continue into at least the UEFA Cup quarter-finals after they comfortably beat RC Celta de Vigo at the Weserstadion to progress 3-0 on aggregate.

Favourites
Having pushed Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona all the way in their UEFA Champions League group, Thomas Schaaf's side made little secret of their desire to win this competition. They certainly appear among the favourites to do so, Hugo Almeida - scorer of the only goal in Spain last week - and Clemens Fritz finding the net to book Bremen a berth in Friday's draw for the last eight along with Bundesliga rivals Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

Weakened team
Celta coach Fernando Vázquez selected a weakened team for this second leg, and it was no surprise to see the Spanish visitors do little to trouble home goalkeeper Tim Wiese. Bremen also took their time to hit their stride, 40 minutes having passed when Christian Schulz twice failed to turn in a cross from Almeida. His second effort, after he had scuffed the first, missed the post by a distance.

Perera denied
Almeida made no mistake three minutes into the second half, beating the offside trap and then Celta goalkeeper Esteban Suárez with a header from substitute Kevin Schindler's centre. Diego and Naldo then went close to making the tie safe, the latter with an attempt cleared off the line, before Celta substitute Jesús Perera saw the first of two 'goals' chalked off for offside.

Owomoyela returns
Ten minutes later, Bremen sealed their place in the quarter-finals when Fritz dispossessed Nené, evaded Matías Lequi and stroked a shot into the far corner of the Celta net. Patrick Owomoyela, who has just recovered from a lengthy injury, and reserve player Amaury Bischoff were thrown on for some experience late on, a sign that Bremen's work was done.

Last updated: 15/03/07 11.57CET

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Lineups

bremen

Bremen

celta

Celta

18
WieseTim Wiese (GK)
1
EstebanSuárez Esteban (GK)
27
SchulzChristian Schulz
Yellow Card42
8
Ángel LópezÁngel López
Substitution69
29
MertesackerPer Mertesacker
19
YagoYago (C)
4
NaldoNaldo
Yellow Card59
5
LequiMatías Lequi
5
WomePierre Wome
17
TamaşGabriel Tamaş
7
VranješJurica Vranješ
Substitution63
16
Pablo GarcíaPablo García
Yellow Card25
22
FringsTorsten Frings (C)
20
JonathanAspas Jonathan
10
DiegoDiego
Substitution75
21
JorgeLarena Jorge
Substitution73
8
FritzClemens Fritz
Goal61
23
NenêNenê
14
HuntAaron Hunt
Substitution46
12
PlacenteDiego Placente
23
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Goal49
18
GuayreAntonio Guayre
Yellow Card22
Substitution35

Substitutes

1
ReinkeAndreas Reinke (GK)
13
PintoJosé Manuel Pinto (GK)
3
PasanenPetri Pasanen
7
NúñezAntonio Núñez
15
OwomoyelaPatrick Owomoyela
Substitution63
9
BaianoBaiano
28
SchindlerKevin Schindler
Substitution46
11
Gustavo LópezGustavo López
31
ArtmannKevin Artmann
14
PereraJesús Perera
Substitution35
38
BischoffAmaury Bischoff
Substitution75
24
CanobbioFabián Canobbio
Substitution73
30
Jonathan VilaJonathan Vila
Substitution69

Coach

Thomas Schaaf (GER) Fernando Vázquez Pena (ESP)

Referee

Stefano Farina (ITA)

Assistant referees

Nicola Nicoletti (ITA), Luca Maggiani (ITA)

Fourth official

Andrea De Marco (ITA)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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