Dortmund brush aside Bremen

Published: Friday, 14 September 2007, 23:59
BV Borussia Dortmund had Mladen Petrić to thank as a 3-0 victory left Werder Bremen with plenty to ponder before the return of the UEFA Champions League.

BV Borussia Dortmund had two-goal hero Mladen Petrić to thank as a 3-0 victory left Werder Bremen with plenty to ponder before the start of the UEFA Champions League.

Fast start
The forward struck with neat finishes in the 22nd and 32rd minutes of Friday night's Bundesliga match, to add to the two he hit for Croatia in Wednesday's 6-0 defeat of Andorra in UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying. In between, Diego Klimowicz was also on target after racing away for his third league goal of the season as Dortmund turned on the style at the Westfalenstadion.

Schaaf concern
Although Bremen were able to stem the scoring they finished with ten men after Danish international Leon Andreasen was sent off and visiting coach Thomas Schaaf will be well aware it was the worst possible preparation ahead of the trip to Real Madrid CF on Tuesday night. Victory would have taken Bremen level on top with early pace-setters FC Bayern München but instead they remain in seventh while Dortmund, with three straight wins, move into second spot, a point behind the leaders who welcome FC Schalke 04 on Saturday.

Related information

Club profiles

Member associations

UEFA.com features

UEFA ASSIST’s GS Academy kicks off in Africa
  • UEFA ASSIST’s GS Academy kicks off in Africa
  • Professional Football Strategy Council meets in Nyon
  • Associations proud of new kits
  • Tending the grassroots - UEFA Direct 181 out now
  • UEFA statement on Financial Fair Play
  • Aleksander Čeferin sole candidate for UEFA Presidency
  • Alipay signs long-term deal to become UEFA national team football sponsor
  • Referees train for VAR launch in Madrid
  • “Everything is possible if you try…”
  • 11 associations interested in hosting 2021 club finals
1 of 10