The wait is finally over: the international break is done and Bundesliga football is finally back. Werder will be at home as they face Hertha Berlin on Saturday, 19th October (15:30 CEST). Having take two points from two away games against Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt, the Green-Whites are looking to deliver a strong performance on their own patch this time around. Florian Kohfeldt’s...
With a two-week international break behind them and a substantial injury list looming, availability was once again the hot topic among journalists at the weekly Werder press conference. Saturday’s home game against Hertha Berlin has been determined as “too soon” for a handful of players. German football’s Peruvian veteran, on the other hand, is fit again, revealed Florian Kohfeldt.
Benjamin Goller has been one of Werder’s surprise packages since the start of the season. The 20-year-old made his first Bundesliga appearance on matchday four and has been featuring regularly since then. Werder’s injury problems have also played their part in his development.
Johannes Eggestein led the Germany U21s to another qualifying victory: Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina leaves the team with a maximum six points from the opening two games. Marco Friedl and Austria’s U21s had a less successful evening against England, while Michael Lang picked up three points with Switzerland from their encounter with Ireland.
With another victory in Euro 2020 Qualification, Milot Rashica and Kosovo have improved their chances of making it to next summer’s tournament. The Werder striker will face his club team-mate Jiri Pavlenka in a do-or-die duel to reach the finals. Pavlenka also played on Monday evening, while Eggestein, Lang and Sargent all still have games to play.
Werder striker Josh Sargent and the USA national team gained an important three points in the CONCAF Nations League. The 19-year-old was on the scoresheet in the win against Cuba. Meanwhile, Benjamin Goller was in the starting XI for the Germany U20s but Jiri Pavlenka and Michael Lang remained on their respective teams’ benches. We take a look back at the weekend’s international matches:
SV Werder Bremen suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of FC St. Pauli in a friendly on Friday. The match, which was live-streamed by WERDER-STROM on the club’s official YouTube channel, was decided shortly after the break by a goal from Youba Diarra (52’). Head coach Florian Kohfeldt’s side featured several young talents and had its chances, but was unable to see their efforts rewarded. WERDER.de...
Germany’s U21 side settled for a 1-1 draw with Spain in their international friendly. Johannes Eggestein once again captained the side as they took on the current U21 European Champions. While Benjamin Goller was also awarded an appearance, Milot Rashica and Marco Friedl were unused substitutes. A look at Thursday’s internationals: