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Athletic stumble against slick Bremen

Published: Wednesday 16 December 2009, 23.50CET
Athletic Club 0-3 Werder Bremen
Goals from Claudio Pizarro, Naldo and Markus Rosenberg ensured there was only one ever winner in the race for top spot in Group L.
by Paul Bryan
from San Mamés

Match statistics

AthleticBremen

Goals scored0
3
Attempts on target4
 
6
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners2
 
0
Offsides7
 
5
Fouls committed10
 
20
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Wednesday 16 December 2009, 23.50CET

Athletic stumble against slick Bremen

Athletic Club 0-3 Werder Bremen
Goals from Claudio Pizarro, Naldo and Markus Rosenberg ensured there was only one ever winner in the race for top spot in Group L.

Three first-half goals earned Werder Bremen a 3-0 victory over fellow round of 32 qualifiers Athletic Club and top spot in UEFA Europa League Group L.

Strong opening
With both teams already safely into Friday's draw, the onus was on Los Leones to secure at least a 2-0 triumph in order to steal first place in the section from last season's UEFA Cup runners-up. Those hopes soon faded, however, with a dominant Werder three to the good inside 36 minutes courtesy of headers from Claudio Pizarro and Naldo and a shot from Markus Rosenberg.

Away goals
Shorn of the injured Fernando Llorente, Athletic posed little attacking threat in a game decided by Werder's first-half slickness. Pizarro's 13th-minute header from Rosenberg's cross from the right was the Peruvian's fifth goal of the tournament while Naldo registered his second in the campaign when he headed home Sebastian Prödl's free-kick on 20 minutes. Pizarro was again involved in his team's third, his pass defelected into the path of Rosenberg who side-footed home.

Attempted revival
Despite the scoreline, Joaquín Caparrós's team – showing five changes from the weekend Liga win against Real Zaragoza – did not lose heart and emerged for the second period determined to reduce the arrears. Displaying quick feet down the left, Markel Susaeta found space before centering for Gaizka Toquero whose shot from the edge of the area brought a flying save from Tim Wiese. Toquero was again foiled by Wiese shortly afterwards when the goalkeeper saved low down to his left. That was the closest Los Rojiblancos would come to scoring, with Werder comfortably holding on to complete a victorious double over their Spanish counterparts.

Last updated: 27/09/14 4.23CET

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Lineups

athletic

Athletic

bremen

Bremen

1
Gorka IraizozGorka Iraizoz (GK)
1
WieseTim Wiese (GK)
2
ToqueroGaizka Toquero
Substitution55
3
PasanenPetri Pasanen
5
AmorebietaFernando Amorebieta
4
NaldoNaldo
Goal20
6
EtxeitaXabier Etxeita
6
BorowskiTim Borowski
10
YesteFrancisco Yeste (C)
Substitution70
9
RosenbergMarkus Rosenberg
Yellow Card11
Goal36
12
San JoséMikel San José
11
ÖzilMesut Özil
Substitution75
14
SusaetaMarkel Susaeta
15
PrödlSebastian Prödl
23
Díaz de CerioÍñigo Díaz de Cerio
Substitution55
20
JensenDaniel Jensen
Yellow Card83
24
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
22
FringsTorsten Frings (C)
Substitution69
27
MuniainIker Muniain
24
PizarroClaudio Pizarro
Goal13
Substitution62
39
AurtenetxeJon Aurtenetxe
29
MertesackerPer Mertesacker

Substitutes

13
ArmandoArmando (GK)
21
MielitzSebastian Mielitz (GK)
7
David LópezDavid López
Substitution55
10
MarinMarko Marin
Substitution75
11
GabilondoIgor Gabilondo
14
HuntAaron Hunt
17
EtxeberriaJoseba Etxeberria
Substitution55
23
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Substitution62
28
De MarcosÓscar de Marcos
25
NiemeyerPeter Niemeyer
Substitution69
37
Íñigo PérezÍñigo Pérez
Substitution70
Yellow Card78
39
Marcelo MorenoMarcelo Moreno
38
RamalhoJonás Ramalho

Coach

Joaquín Caparrós (ESP) Thomas Schaaf (GER)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Mark Simons (BEL), Michaël Keyen (BEL)

Fourth official

Philippe Flament (BEL)

Additional assistant referees

Luc Wouters (BEL), Jean-Baptist Bultynck (BEL)

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