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Dominant Bremen overpower Braga

Published: Thursday 14 February 2008, 0.09CET
Werder Bremen 3-0 SC Braga
The visitors were made to pay for squandering two penalties as the German side earned a convincing win.
Dominant Bremen overpower Braga
Naldo (left) celebrates with Bremen colleagues Per Mertesacker (centre) and Hugo Almeida ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BremenBraga

Goals scored3
 
0
Attempts on target12
 
3
Attempts off target3
 
3
Corners6
 
9
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed12
 
19
Yellow cards2
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 14 February 2008, 0.09CET

Dominant Bremen overpower Braga

Werder Bremen 3-0 SC Braga
The visitors were made to pay for squandering two penalties as the German side earned a convincing win.

SC Braga were made to pay for two missed penalties as Werder Bremen earned a convincing 3-0 UEFA Cup win at the Weserstadion.

Early strike
Naldo opened the scoring for last season's semi-finalists in the fifth minute and Daniel Jensen established firm control with the second goal on 27 minutes. By that stage Bremen goalkeeper Tim Wiese had already saved Roland Linz's spot-kick and he repeated the feat to deny Jorginho later in the half before Hugo Almeida rubbed salt into the wounds by adding the third with a penalty deep into second-half added time.

Naldo opener
Bremen took the lead in the early stages as Naldo let fly from 23 metres and found the bottom corner of Paulo Santos' goal. Braga had a golden chance to level six minutes later when Clemens Fritz was adjudged to have felled Roland Linz in the area but Braga's top scorer in the competition was denied by a fine save from Wiese. Per Mertesacker almost made them pay only for his header to strike the left upright from close range but the second goal was not long in coming.

Second save
It was Jensen who doubled the advantage when he had time and space to pick his spot after Hugo Almeida's pass into the box was deflected to the Danish midfielder by Fritz. Wiese gave away the second penalty after 35 minutes for bringing down Matheus but the custodian performed heroics again as he dived to his left to push away Jorginho's low strike. Bremen pushed forward in the second half as they looked to put the tie beyond Braga's reach ahead of next Thursday's Round of 32 return leg and they were rewarded right at the end when João Pereira handled Mesut Özil's free-kick and Hugo Almeida stepped up to convert confidently.

Last updated: 14/02/08 9.50CET

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Lineups

bremen

Bremen

braga

Braga

1
WieseTim Wiese (GK)
Yellow Card35
1
Paulo SantosPaulo Santos (GK)
15
OwomoyelaPatrick Owomoyela
2
Alberto RodríguezAlberto Rodríguez
4
NaldoNaldo
Goal5
3
Paulo JorgePaulo Jorge (C)
Yellow Card78
29
MertesackerPer Mertesacker
13
Carlos FernandesCarlos Fernandes
Yellow Card90+5
8
FritzClemens Fritz
Yellow Card10
16
ContrerasPablo Contreras
Yellow Card42
Substitution62
20
JensenDaniel Jensen
Goal27
17
FrechautFrechaut
6
BaumannFrank Baumann (C)
47
João PereiraJoão Pereira
10
DiegoDiego
Substitution73
7
JorginhoJorginho
Penalty36
Substitution78
14
HuntAaron Hunt
Substitution59
88
VandinhoVandinho
23
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Goal90+5
29
LinzRoland Linz
Penalty11
9
RosenbergMarkus Rosenberg
99
MatheusMatheus
Substitution67

Substitutes

33
VanderChristian Vander (GK)
12
Dani MalloDani Mallo (GK)
7
VranješJurica Vranješ
5
Roberto BrumRoberto Brum
11
ÖzilMesut Özil
Substitution73
15
WenderWender
Substitution67
13
TošićDuško Tošić
18
Zé ManuelZé Manuel
17
KlasnićIvan Klasnić
20
JailsonJailson
Substitution78
18
SanogoBoubacar Sanogo
21
César PeixotoCésar Peixoto
24
BorowskiTim Borowski
Substitution59
89
StélvioStélvio
Substitution62
Yellow Card82

Coach

Thomas Schaaf (GER) Manuel Machado (POR)

Referee

Georgios Kasnaferis (GRE)

Assistant referees

Christos Gennaios (GRE), Christos Akrivos (GRE)

Fourth official

Michael Koukoulakis (GRE)

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