German Bundesliga
SV Werder Bremen1Bayer Levkn0

SV Werder Bremen 1-0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

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."

Line-ups

SV Werder Bremen

  • 20Wolf
  • 23Gebre Selassie
  • 2Garcia
  • 6Makiadi
  • 15Prödl
  • 3Caldirola
  • 9Di SantoSubstituted forIgnjovskiat 71'minutes
  • 44BargfredeBooked at 54mins
  • 24Petersen
  • 14HuntSubstituted forLukimyaat 84'minutes
  • 11EliaBooked at 78minsSubstituted forTrybullat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mielitz
  • 5Lukimya
  • 10Ekici
  • 17Ignjovski
  • 25Trybull
  • 28Aycicek
  • 33Kobylanski

Bayer Levkn

  • 1Leno
  • 26Donati
  • 10Can
  • 6Rolfes
  • 4WollscheidBooked at 90mins
  • 21ToprakBooked at 42minsSubstituted forÖztunaliat 78'minutes
  • 8Bender
  • 27Castro
  • 11Kießling
  • 23KruseBooked at 42minsSubstituted forDerdiyokat 78'minutes
  • 7Son Heung-minSubstituted forHegelerat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Derdiyok
  • 13Hegeler
  • 15Öztunali
  • 17Boenisch
  • 30Cacutalua
  • 31Kohr
  • 36Lomb
Referee:
Robert Hartmann
Attendance:
39,145

Match Stats

Home TeamSV Werder BremenAway TeamBayer Levkn
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home11
Away21
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away10

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Substitution

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

Booking

Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).
Luca Caldirola (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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.
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.
Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Cedrick Makiadi (SV Werder Bremen).
Attempt blocked. Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Assani Lukimya replaces Aaron Hunt.
Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Philipp Wollscheid.
Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Sebastian Prödl.
Attempt blocked. Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Eren Derdiyok (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro with a cross.
Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Cedrick Makiadi.
Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Santiago Garcia.

Substitution

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

Substitution

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

Booking

Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen).
Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Bernd Leno.
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.
Foul by Giulio Donati (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).
Eljero Elia (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Aleksandar Ignjovski replaces Franco Di Santo.
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.
Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Emre Can.
Corner, SV Werder Bremen. Conceded by Ömer Toprak.
Attempt blocked. Franco Di Santo (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Lars Bender (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Philipp Wollscheid.
Attempt blocked. Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro.
Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Franco Di Santo (SV Werder Bremen).

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Jens Hegeler replaces Heung-Min Son.
Dangerous play by Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).
Nils Petersen (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
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.
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.
Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Sebastian Prödl (SV Werder Bremen).
Attempt missed. Nils Petersen (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.
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.

Booking

Philipp Bargfrede (SV Werder Bremen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Philipp Bargfrede (SV Werder Bremen).
Foul by Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).
Philipp Bargfrede (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt blocked. Santiago Garcia (SV Werder Bremen) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
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.
Attempt missed. Robbie Kruse (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.
Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Theodor Gebre Selassie.

Second Half

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

Half Time

First Half ends, SV Werder Bremen 0, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0.
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.
Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
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