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Marco Friedl in action against VfB Stuttgart

"We want to control the pace of the game"

On Saturday, the first home game of the Bundesliga season takes place. Werder Bremen face VfB Stuttgart at 15:30 CEST on 13.08.22. Head coach Ole Werner is looking forward to a full stadium: “You noticed it last week, and that wasn’t even all Werder fans in the stadium. That support, no matter what form it takes, just like the noise behind us last week, carries us on the pitch. The impact that…

12.08.2022 / 14:00 / preliminary report
Christian Groß brings a high ball under control


Werder Bremen will be without midfielder Christian Groß for the final training session before VfB Stuttgart visit the wohninvest WESERSTADION. The 33-year-old continues to be absent due to an infection. Werder Bremen will be without midfielder Christian Groß for the final training session before VfB Stuttgart visit the wohninvest WESERSTADION. The 33-year-old continues to be absent due to an…

12.08.2022 / 11:00 / First Team
Ole Werner gives instructions during training


SV Werder’s first home game of the new Bundesliga season takes place on Saturday 13.08.22 (15:30 CEST). Werner’s team welcome VfB Stuttgart to the wohninvest WESERSTADION. It will also be Werner’s first home game as a Bundesliga head coach. But even as a promoted side, Werner and the team want to show that they belong in this league: “we are a newly promoted side and have to work hard for…

11.08.2022 / 16:30 / First Team
Romano Schmid at training


Romano Schmid returned to team training on Thursday morning. Werder’s number 20 was absent due to a positive COVID-19 test but had already completed an individual training session on Wednesday. Niclas Füllkrug has also returned and took part in the team’s training session on Wednesday.

11.08.2022 / 11:03 / First Team
Marvin Ducksch during the game against Wolfsburg.

"My ego always comes last"

Marvin Ducksch was SV werder Bremen’s top scorer in the second division last season, achieving his personal target for the campaign. Now that Ducksch is back in the Bundesliga with Werder, he no longer wants to set any individual goals, but rather prove himself even more as a team player. “I just want to be successful with the team, I put my ego last,” explained Werder's number 7 on Wednesday in…

10.08.2022 / 19:30 / First Team
Christian Groß at the press conference.

Build on the positive result in Wolfsburg

Christian Groß spoke to us on Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s game against VfB Stuttgart at 15:30 CEST. He discussed how much the Bundesliga means to him and his role in the team. SVW have already started to focus on the game, though Groß doesn’t want to concentrate too much on the opponents: “I think we’ve got similar levels of quality. I’m always a fan of focusing on ourselves,” said the…

10.08.2022 / 16:47 / First Team
Ole Werner on the sideline in his first Bundesliga game as head coach

A healthy competition for places within the squad

Saturday’s game against Wolfsburg was of dual significance for Ole Werner. It was not only his side’s first game back in the Bundesliga, but it was also his first match as a head coach in the top flight. The boss, however, didn’t approach the game any differently: “It wasn’t that different. The matchday procedures were exactly the same, only the opponents had changed,” he explained. Werner is also…

09.08.2022 / 14:20 / First Team
Niclas Füllkrug being treated on the pitch

Muscular contusion for Niclas Füllkrug

Werder attacker Niclas Füllkrug had to be substituted early on Saturday in the away fixture in Wolfsburg after suffering a knock. Detailed examinations on Monday morning by team doctor Dr. Georg Tsironis revealed a muscle contusion in the thigh, but no structural damage to the muscles was detected.

08.08.2022 / 13:30 / First Team
Marco Friedl looks to pick out a teammate.

Mixed feelings for Werner & Co.

SV Werder Bremen took a point from their first league game back in the Bundesliga after a fast-paced and evenly-fought match away to VfL Wolfsburg. Despite leading for large parts of the game, Wolfsburg’s Joshua Guilavogui equalised late on to crush Werder’s dreams of getting their first victory of the season. “I’m disappointed. Given how we played in the second half, you could say a draw is…

06.08.2022 / 19:50 / First Team
Mitchell Weiser whips in a cross

All square in our Bundesliga opener

After an enthralling Bundesliga opener against Wolfsburg, 2-2 (1-2) was the final score at the Volkswagen Arena. The first half was full of intensity. Werder needed only a few seconds for their first attack. However, Marvin Ducksch couldn’t find the net. Down the other end, Nmecha (11’) used Wolfsburg’s first chance to put them into the lead. Niclas Füllkrug (21’) brought Werder level just ten…

06.08.2022 / 18:00 / Match Report
Milos Veljkovic fights off Admir Mehmedi


On Saturday, the time will have finally come for Werder Bremen to return to the top flight when they take on VFL Wolfsburg at 15:30 CEST. Head coach Ole Werner is aware of the challenge the Wolves pose, but is convinced by the quality of his squad: “We want to show our ability. We are well-prepared and have worked on fixing our weaknesses. We want to play our style of football and show that we fit…

05.08.2022 / 17:00 / preliminary report
Schmid on the ball in the DFB-Pokal first round

Werder Bremen without Romano Schmidt for league opener

SV Werder Bremen must do without their midfielder Romano Schmid for their first game back in the Bundesliga against VfL Wolfsburg this Saturday (06.08). The 22-year-old has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now quarantining at his home.

05.08.2022 / 12:46 / First Team
Ole Werner delivers instructions on the training pitch

“Looking forward to the new challenges that await”

The first Bundesliga game of the 2022/23 season awaits SV Werder Bremen from 15:30 CEST on Saturday, 6th August, with Ole Werner’s side kicking off their campaign in the Volkswagen Arena against VfL Wolfsburg. As a newly promoted club, the Green-Whites will go into the game as underdogs, but the boss still backs his team to produce a commanding performance. “Wolfsburg are a quality side.…

04.08.2022 / 16:00 / First Team
Eren Dinkci on his way to training.

Three missing for Wolfsburg clash

As Werder Bremen travel to VfL Wolfsburg to kick off their Bundesliga campaign, head coach Ole Werner must do without Eren Dinkci (muscular problems), Manuel Mbom (Achilles tendon) and Dikeni Salifou (adductor). All three are still working on their returns after their injuries.

04.08.2022 / 09:57 / First Team
Amos Pieper on the pitch against Groningen.

A mix of excitement and nerves

Amos Pieper has arrived at SV Werder. The defender earned his spot in the starting XI for the first competitive game of the season in the cup against Energie Cottbus on Monday night after seven weeks of pre-season. The 24-year-old also seems to have fit right in off the pitch in Bremen. The new signing spoke the media on Wednesday about his new club and surroundings. “I really like it here so far.…

03.08.2022 / 16:55 / First Team
Leonardo Bittencourt through on goal

Bittencourt and Buchanan given the all-clear

During Werder’s 2-1 cup win over Energie Cottbus on Monday evening, both Leonardo Bittencourt and Lee Buchanan had to be substituted due to muscular complaints. On Tuesday, the all-clear was given for both players. Examinations from club doctor Dr. Georg Tsironis revealed no structural damage in either player. All other Werder players completed the game without any problems.

02.08.2022 / 14:57 / First Team

“We could have put it to bed earlier”

SVW have survived the first round of the DFB-Pokal with a 2-1 victory over fourth-division side Energie Cottbus and advance to the next round (see match report). Romano Schmid scored the first goal of the 2022/23 season in the 43rd minute before Mitchell Weiser made it 0-2 in the 73rd minute. Cottbus could only pull the scoreline back to 1-2.

01.08.2022 / 21:00 / First Team

Victory against Energie Cottbus in the DFB-Pokal

SV Werder Bremen have won their first game of the 2022/23 season. In the first round of the DFB-Pokal, the Green-Whites met Energie Cottbus in the Stadion der Freundschaft and produced a 2-1 win. Werder started the game strongly and created some significant chances. On the stroke of half time, the Bundesliga team cranked up the pressure and took the lead through Romano Schmid (43). Unchanged in…

01.08.2022 / 20:20 / Match Report
[Translate to Englisch:] Leonardo Bittencourt und sein Vater Franklin vor einem Bild der Ostkurve im wohninvest WESERSTADION.

“It’s great to be going back home”

Werder’s season gets underway on Monday, when Werner’s side take on Energie Cottbus at the Stadion der Freundschaft. Not only did Leonardo Bittencourt play for Cottbus, but his father, Franklin Bittencourt , is also a former player and former assistant coach. We spoke to the pair ahead of Monday’s clash about their former club, the Pokal and Cottbus' strength at home.

31.07.2022 / 11:53 / First Team
Anthony Jung is an option for the game against Cottbus. (Photo: nordphoto)

Looking to work hard from the word go

SV Werder Bremen have had an intensive week of training as they prepared for their first competitive game of the 2022/23 season. Monday evening (18:00 CEST) will see the Green-Whites face Energie Cottbus in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, less than a week before the Bundesliga campaign kicks off. Ole Werner and his side will look for a professional performance against the fourth division side to…

31.07.2022 / 11:00 / preliminary report
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