Bundesliga: "Giant knot burst": Werder Bremen overruns Gladbach

The Werder pros danced arm in arm in front of their fans and exuberantly celebrated their first Bundesliga home win in 19 months - and what a win! Bremen, who played like unleashed in the early stages, clearly won 5-1 (4-0) against Borussia Mönchengladbach, who had been overwhelmed for a long time, and jumped up to eighth place in the table.

Bundesliga: "Giant knot burst": Werder Bremen overruns Gladbach

The Werder pros danced arm in arm in front of their fans and exuberantly celebrated their first Bundesliga home win in 19 months - and what a win! Bremen, who played like unleashed in the early stages, clearly won 5-1 (4-0) against Borussia Mönchengladbach, who had been overwhelmed for a long time, and jumped up to eighth place in the table.

"A huge knot burst," said double goal scorer Niclas Füllkrug: "That was a world-class first half today." The attacker has already scored seven goals after eight league games and could be a World Cup candidate for the national team in this top form. The Bremen fans were already loudly demanding: "Gap for Germany!"

In addition to Füllkrug (5th and 13th minutes), strike partner Marvin Ducksch (8th) was also successful, scoring his first goal of the season. "The boys always believed in it, I always believed in it," said Ducksch. With their early goals, the Sturm duo set a record in the club's history: Never before had Bremen been 3-0 up after 13 minutes in a Bundesliga game. In addition, Mitchell Weiser (73') scored for Bremen, and the completely indisposed Ramy Bensebaini scored an own goal (37'), in which he unchallengedly jumped the ball into the goal with the outside.

The mishap of the Algerian full-back was symbolic of the European Cup contender's unfocused and strangely disembodied appearance in the first half. "We were simply not there in the first 15 minutes," criticized goalkeeper Yann Sommer: "We have to analyze the game very well and question ourselves. But it's no use banging your head against the wall either. We're in the second half stayed together."

Coach Daniel Farke's team, for whom Marcus Thuram only scored to make it 4-1 (63rd), suffered an inexplicable slump in performance just two weeks after the 3-0 gala against RB Leipzig and fell behind Bremen in ninth place .

At the first goal, Kouadio Koné, who was far too passive, did not prevent the setter Romano Schmid from crossing, and in the middle goalscorer Füllkrug escaped his guard Joe Scally. Only three minutes later, Borussia again fell too sleepy and made mistakes in defense when Ducksch used a dust-off to make it 2-0. The Gladbachers were shocked by the double strike - but it got even worse: After a completely unsuccessful attempt to clear Bensebaini with a header, Ducksch put his strike partner Füllkrug on his second goal.

Gladbach gave a first sign of life in the 18th minute, but Christoph Kramer missed the goal. The 2014 world champion, who is actually at home on the defensive, once again played in attacking midfield from the start. His main task was the early pressing - but the plan didn't work at all. It was Bremen who interfered aggressively and early.

Farke decided not to make any substitutions at the change of sides, and the unfortunate Bensebaini was initially allowed to continue playing. Defensively, Gladbach was now much safer. Bremen didn't attack their opponents as aggressively as in the first half, but still had chances, as with Weiser's crossbar header (59'). Gladbach's rebellion was rewarded with a goal from Thuram, but Weiser restored the four-goal gap.

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