Second-placed Bayer Leverkusen missed the opportunity to take advantage of Bayern Munich's trip to the Club World Cup by losing at Werder Bremen.

Argentine defender Santiago Garcia stabbed in the winner as Leverkusen suffered their second straight loss.

With Bayern facing Raja Casablanca in Morocco, Sami Hyypia's team were aiming to cut their seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga.

But Bremen claimed their first win in six matches to move up to 11th.

The defeat stopped from Leverkusen from reaching a club-record of 40 points before the German top-flight's five-week winter break.

And it means Bayern, who added the world crown to their Bundesliga and European titles later on Saturday, are top of the table heading into the turn.

"It's a bit annoying that we go into the winter break on the back of two defeats," said Leverkusen coach Sami Hyypia, whose side also lost 1-0 against Eintracht Frankfurt last Sunday.

"We controlled the game, but we didn't score a goal and lacked a bit of belief.

"It leaves a bitter taste in the mouth, but all in all we can be happy with the first half of the season."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

SV Werder Bremen

  • 20 Wolf
  • 23 Gebre Selassie
  • 02 Garcia
  • 06 Makiadi
  • 15 Prödl
  • 03 Caldirola
  • 09 Di Santo (Ignjovski - 71' )
  • 44 Bargfrede Booked
  • 24 Petersen
  • 14 Hunt (Lukimya - 84' )
  • 11 Elia Booked (Trybull - 91' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Mielitz
  • 05 Lukimya
  • 10 Ekici
  • 17 Ignjovski
  • 25 Trybull
  • 28 Aycicek
  • 33 Kobylanski

Bayer 04 Leverkusen

  • 01 Leno
  • 26 Donati
  • 10 Can
  • 06 Rolfes
  • 04 Wollscheid Booked
  • 21 Toprak Booked (Öztunali - 78' )
  • 08 Bender
  • 27 Castro
  • 11 Kießling
  • 23 Kruse Booked (Derdiyok - 78' )
  • 07 Son Heung-min (Hegeler - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Derdiyok
  • 13 Hegeler
  • 15 Öztunali
  • 17 Boenisch
  • 30 Cacutalua
  • 31 Kohr
  • 36 Lomb
Ref: Robert Hartmann
Att: 39,145

Match Stats

Shots

11 21

On target

3 5

Corners

5 9

Fouls

14 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, SV Werder Bremen 1, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0.

90:00 +3:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, SV Werder Bremen 1, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0.

90:00 +0:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Tom Trybull replaces Eljero Elia.

89:30 Booking

Booking Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89:26

Foul by Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

89:26

Luca Caldirola (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:38

Attempt missed. Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Philipp Wollscheid with a cross.

86:18

Attempt saved. Eren Derdiyok (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro.

86:07

Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:07

Foul by Cedrick Makiadi (SV Werder Bremen).

84:34

Attempt blocked. Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Assani Lukimya replaces Aaron Hunt.

81:04

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Philipp Wollscheid.

80:08

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Sebastian Prödl.

79:55

Attempt blocked. Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

79:54

Attempt blocked. Eren Derdiyok (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro with a cross.

79:34

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Cedrick Makiadi.

78:44

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Santiago Garcia.

77:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Eren Derdiyok replaces Robbie Kruse.

77:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Levin Öztunali replaces Ömer Toprak because of an injury.

77:24 Booking

Booking Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

77:11

Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:11

Foul by Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen).

76:00

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Bernd Leno.

75:55

Attempt saved. Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Santiago Garcia.

75:05

Foul by Giulio Donati (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

75:05

Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! SV Werder Bremen 1, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0. Santiago Garcia (SV Werder Bremen) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cedrick Makiadi following a fast break.

71:45

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

71:01

Delay in match Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) because of an injury.

70:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Aleksandar Ignjovski replaces Franco Di Santo.

70:05

Attempt missed. Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Robbie Kruse following a fast break.

69:18

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Emre Can.

68:33

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Ömer Toprak.

68:28

Attempt blocked. Franco Di Santo (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

67:58

Attempt blocked. Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Philipp Wollscheid.

67:49

Attempt blocked. Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro.

67:36

Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

67:36

Foul by Franco Di Santo (SV Werder Bremen).

65:49 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Jens Hegeler replaces Heung-Min Son.

63:35

Dangerous play by Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

63:35

Nils Petersen (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:36

Attempt missed. Heung-Min Son (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lars Bender with a cross.

60:15

Attempt saved. Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro.

59:41

Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:41

Foul by Sebastian Prödl (SV Werder Bremen).

56:54

Attempt missed. Nils Petersen (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.

54:29

Attempt saved. Robbie Kruse (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lars Bender with a cross.

53:58 Booking

Booking Philipp Bargfrede (SV Werder Bremen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

53:51

Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:51

Foul by Philipp Bargfrede (SV Werder Bremen).

52:32

Foul by Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

52:32

Philipp Bargfrede (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:04

Attempt blocked. Santiago Garcia (SV Werder Bremen) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

51:16

Attempt missed. Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro.

47:34

Attempt missed. Robbie Kruse (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

47:02

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Theodor Gebre Selassie.

45:00

Second Half begins SV Werder Bremen 0, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, SV Werder Bremen 0, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0.

44:45

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Castro (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Emre Can following a set piece situation.

43:51

Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:51

Dangerous play by Philipp Bargfrede (SV Werder Bremen).

43:11

Hand ball by Cedrick Makiadi (SV Werder Bremen).

42:34

Attempt blocked. Aaron Hunt (SV Werder Bremen) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

42:04 Booking

Booking Robbie Kruse (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card.

41:36 Booking

Booking Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

40:55

Foul by Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

40:55

Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:39

Attempt blocked. Heung-Min Son (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

40:12

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Theodor Gebre Selassie.

37:20

Attempt missed. Theodor Gebre Selassie (SV Werder Bremen) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Hunt with a cross following a set piece situation.

36:56

Hand ball by Gonzalo Castro (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

35:13

Robbie Kruse (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:13

Foul by Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen).

33:49

Attempt blocked. Gonzalo Castro (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lars Bender.

31:14

Offside, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Gonzalo Castro tries a through ball, but Stefan Kießling is caught offside.

30:31

Giulio Donati (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:31

Foul by Santiago Garcia (SV Werder Bremen).

29:57

Giulio Donati (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:57

Foul by Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen).

29:39

Attempt saved. Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Santiago Garcia.

28:36

Hand ball by Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

27:04

Nils Petersen (SV Werder Bremen) hits the left post with a header from the left side of the box. Assisted by Aaron Hunt with a cross following a corner.

26:38

Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Stefan Kießling.

25:40

Foul by Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

25:40

Franco Di Santo (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:00

Offside, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Simon Rolfes tries a through ball, but Philipp Wollscheid is caught offside.

23:43

Attempt saved. Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robbie Kruse with a cross.

23:03

Heung-Min Son (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:03

Foul by Philipp Bargfrede (SV Werder Bremen).

22:19

Attempt missed. Gonzalo Castro (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

20:11

Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

20:11

Foul by Philipp Bargfrede (SV Werder Bremen).

19:21

Foul by Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

19:21

Philipp Bargfrede (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:07

Foul by Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

15:07

Cedrick Makiadi (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:05

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Sebastian Prödl.

13:37

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Sebastian Prödl.

7:58

Attempt missed. Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left.

7:11

Attempt saved. Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro with a cross.

6:53

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Santiago Garcia.

6:17

Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

6:17

Foul by Philipp Bargfrede (SV Werder Bremen).

5:46

Attempt missed. Nils Petersen (SV Werder Bremen) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Eljero Elia.

5:23

Attempt blocked. Aaron Hunt (SV Werder Bremen) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

3:38

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Philipp Bargfrede.

3:34

Attempt blocked. Robbie Kruse (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Giulio Donati with a headed pass.

2:27

Attempt missed. Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro with a cross following a set piece situation.

1:50

Giulio Donati (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:50

Foul by Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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