Werder Breme 5-1 Gladbach: The River Islanders put on a five-star show

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Werder suffered an away loss to Werder Bremen on Saturday at the Wohninvest Weserstadion. Werder were looking for a victory following a disappointing 1-1 draw with Bayer Leverkusen in their previous game. Gladbach, meanwhile, were looking to extend their winning run after a 3-0 victory against RB Leipzig. both teams are now on 12 points and occupy 8th and 9th places respectively after 8 matches.

Werder started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with an early goal from Niclas Fullkrug in the 5th minute. Werder looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Marvin Ducksch, 8 minutes in to establish a 2-0. The momentum was again with The River Islanders, who then scored again courtesy of a second effort from Niclas Fullkrug, 13 minutes in to establish a 3-0 result. Werder then scored once more and increased their advantage thanks to a goal from Ramy Bensebaini, 37 minutes in, to take a 4-0 lead into half time.

Gladbach took the initiative in the second half, with a goal from Marcus Thuram, 63 minutes in. In the end though, Werder then grabbed a goal from Mitchell Weiser in the 73rd minute, leaving the final score at 5-1.

Substitutions for Werder included Oliver Burke, Jens Stage, Nicolai Rapp, Leonardo Bittencourt and Niklas Schmidt for Marvin Ducksch, Romano Schmid, Ilia Gruev, Christian Gross and Marco Friedl, respectively. Gladbach brought on Patrick Herrmann, Stefan Lainer, Nathan N`Goumou Minpole, Luca Netz and Rocco Reitz, to replace Lars Stindl, Joe Scally, Christoph Kramer, Ramy Bensebaini and Kouadio Kone.

The referee booked one player from Gladbach, Kouadio Kone.

Werder will next travel to Hoffenheim, while Gladbach will face FC Köln at home.

Technical card:
Werder Bremen:Jiri Pavlenka, Marco Friedl (Niklas Schmidt, min.85), Milos Veljkovic, Niklas Stark, Mitchell Weiser, Romano Schmid (Jens Stage, min.72), Christian Gross (Leonardo Bittencourt, min.77), Ilia Gruev (Nicolai Rapp, min.77), Anthony Jung, Marvin Ducksch (Oliver Burke, min.72) and Niclas Fullkrug
B Mönchengladbach:Yann Sommer, Joe Scally (Stefan Lainer, min.77), Nico Elvedi, Marvin Friedrich, Ramy Bensebaini (Luca Netz, min.88), Jonas Hofmann, Christoph Kramer (Nathan N`Goumou Minpole, min.83), Julian Weigl, Kouadio Kone (Rocco Reitz, min.88), Lars Stindl (Patrick Herrmann, min.77) and Marcus Thuram
Stadium:the Wohninvest Weserstadion
Goals:Niclas Fullkrug (1-0, min. 5), Marvin Ducksch (2-0, min. 8), Niclas Fullkrug (3-0, min. 13), Ramy Bensebaini (4-0, min. 37), Marcus Thuram (4-1, min. 63) and Mitchell Weiser (5-1, min. 73)