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Werder leave it late but march on

Published: Friday 6 November 2009, 0.40CET
Werder Bremen 2-0 FK Austria Wien
Last season's UEFA Cup runners-up rode their luck at times before dispatching their Austrian visitors to secure a place in the last 32.
Werder leave it late but march on
Victory celebrations for Bremen ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BremenAustria Wien

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target19
 
9
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners7
 
8
Offsides6
 
4
Fouls committed14
 
12
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 6 November 2009, 0.40CET

Werder leave it late but march on

Werder Bremen 2-0 FK Austria Wien
Last season's UEFA Cup runners-up rode their luck at times before dispatching their Austrian visitors to secure a place in the last 32.

Werder Bremen scored twice in the closing nine minutes to claim a win against FK Austria Wien that assured their progression from UEFA Europa League Group L.

Unbeaten run
For a team undefeated in 17 competitive fixtures, last season's UEFA Cup runners-up failed to set a tempo in keeping with their form, staying level thanks only to the heroics of goalkeeper Tim Wiese. Nine minutes remained when their quality finally showed, Tim Borowski heading in before Hugo Almeida's accomplished finish assured them of victory.

Austria superiority
Before that late flourish, it was Karl Daxbacher's side who belied their winless start to the group to create the only three chances of note in the opening 45 minutes. Milenko Ačimovič and Michael Liendl were the two most culpable of failing to put them in front, both denied by Wiese.

Wiese heroics
It was the goalkeeper's athleticism that twice came to the rescue of Thomas Schaaf's side after half-time as well. Jacek Bąk was frustrated after heading goalwards from a corner before Liendl saw his shot travel through a crowd of legs only to be somehow turned behind when destined for Wiese's bottom left-hand corner. After 63 stilted minutes, Bremen finally tested substitute goalkeeper Robert Almer, with Almeida rebuffed after sauntering in behind the visiting defence.

Late goals
When Borowski twice missed having found himself through on goal, Werder looked to have blown their chance. It proved third time lucky for the midfielder, however, as he ignored Almer's charge to head in. One became two with six minutes remaining when Almeida collected Aaron Hunt's pass, turned nimbly and finished clinically. Austria are five points behind second-placed Athletic Club and need to beat that side in Vienna on 3 December to keep their hopes alive.

Last updated: 06/11/09 8.31CET

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Lineups

bremen

Bremen

austria wien

Austria Wien

1
WieseTim Wiese (GK)
1
SáfárSzabolcs Sáfár (GK)
Substitution46
3
PasanenPetri Pasanen
4
DragovicAleksandar Dragovic
4
NaldoNaldo
6
BąkJacek Bąk
6
BorowskiTim Borowski
Goal81
7
KleinFlorian Klein
8
FritzClemens Fritz
8
HattenbergerMatthias Hattenberger
Yellow Card32
10
MarinMarko Marin
Substitution60
10
SchumacherSchumacher
11
ÖzilMesut Özil
16
JunuzovicZlatko Junuzovic
14
HuntAaron Hunt
18
LiendlMichael Liendl
Substitution74
25
NiemeyerPeter Niemeyer
Substitution75
22
LeovacMarin Leovac
29
MertesackerPer Mertesacker (C)
23
SulimaniEmin Sulimani
Substitution83
44
BargfredePhilipp Bargfrede
Yellow Card30
Substitution46
30
AčimovičMilenko Ačimovič (C)

Substitutes

33
VanderChristian Vander (GK)
21
AlmerRobert Almer (GK)
Substitution46
2
BoenischSebastian Boenisch
5
WallnerManuel Wallner
9
RosenbergMarkus Rosenberg
Substitution60
9
DiabangMamadou Diabang
Substitution83
15
PrödlSebastian Prödl
15
VoříšekPetr Voříšek
20
JensenDaniel Jensen
Substitution75
26
BaumgartlingerJulian Baumgartlinger
Substitution74
23
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Substitution46
Goal84
27
KrammerThomas Krammer

Coach

Thomas Schaaf (GER) Karl Daxbacher (AUT)

Referee

Stefan Johannesson (SWE)

Assistant referees

Stefan Wittberg (SWE), Mathias Klasenius (SWE)

Fourth official

Martin Ingvarsson (SWE)

Additional assistant referees

Markus Strömbergsson (SWE), Ake Andreasson (SWE)

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