Werder Bremen 2-1 Schalke: The River Islanders up to seventh after home win

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Werder Bremen’s 2-1 win over Schalke on Saturday, was hard fought at the Wohninvest Weserstadion. Werder were looking to pick up points after winning last match, while Schalke were beaten 2-0 in their previous match against SC Freiburg. Werder are now in 7th place on the table and have 21 points while Schalke sit in 18th with 6 points after 13 matches.

Werder started strongly in the first half, when Niclas Fullkrug gave them the lead, 29 minutes in to see them go in at half time 1-0 up.

The River Islanders continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, with a goal from Marvin Ducksch on the 76 minute mark. In the end though, The Royal Blues pull-back thanks to a Dominick Drexler goal just before the full time. The match ended with a 2-1 win for Werder.

Substitutions for Werder included Oliver Burke, Anthony Jung, Christian Gross and Jens Stage for Niclas Fullkrug, Marco Friedl, Ilia Gruev and Leonardo Bittencourt, respectively. Schalke replaced Jordan Larsson, Dominick Drexler and Sebastian Polter with Marius Bulter, Tom Krauss and Florent Mollet.

There were bookings for Milos Veljkovic, Leonardo Bittencourt and Amos Pieper from Werder, and Simon Terodde and Kenan Karaman, for Schalke.

Werder will next travel to Bayern Munich, while Schalke will face Mainz at home.

Technical card:
Werder Bremen:Jiri Pavlenka, Amos Pieper, Milos Veljkovic, Niklas Stark, Mitchell Weiser, Leonardo Bittencourt (Jens Stage, min.77), Ilia Gruev (Christian Gross, min.68), Romano Schmid, Marco Friedl (Anthony Jung, min.68), Niclas Fullkrug (Oliver Burke, min.60) and Marvin Ducksch
Schalke:Alexander Schwolow, Cedric Brunner, Maya Yoshida, Henning Matriciani, Tobias Mohr, Kenan Karaman, Tom Krauss (Dominick Drexler, min.77), Florent Mollet (Sebastian Polter, min.85), Alex Kral, Marius Bulter (Jordan Larsson, min.64) and Simon Terodde
Stadium:the Wohninvest Weserstadion
Goals:Niclas Fullkrug (1-0, min. 29), Marvin Ducksch (2-0, min. 76) and Dominick Drexler (2-1, min. 89)