Star of the day: A game lasts 90 minutes – plus the time during which Werder Bremen scores goals

At the Osterdeich in Bremen, things are going happily these days.

Star of the day: A game lasts 90 minutes – plus the time during which Werder Bremen scores goals

At the Osterdeich in Bremen, things are going happily these days. The people of Bremen stroll along the Weser and enjoy the late summer weather, and those in charge of Werder Bremen must have been in a good mood recently in the Weser Stadium, which is located directly on the river. After five games, Bremen are in the middle of the league with eight points and have already brought six points between them and the relegation zone. So far so good. But Bremen also inspires with attacking football and, above all, a mentality that has been missing on Osterdeich for far too long.

Ole Werner's team set a Bundesliga record in the unbelievable 3-2 draw at runners-up Borussia Dortmund two weeks ago. Within six minutes, Werder turned 0:2 and took three points back to the Hanseatic city. The Ruhrpott seems to suit Werder in general, because only two weeks later the next Bundesliga record tumbles - only 15 kilometers as the crow flies from the Westfalenstadion. At VfL Bochum, the famous promoted team from the previous season, Niclas Füllkrug scored a penalty in injury time to make it 2-0. For Füllkrug it was already the fifth goal this season - best value, together with Union Berlin's Sheraldo Becker - and for Werder it was already the fifth goal in added time!

Bremen now hold one of those weird Bundesliga statistics records: never before has a Bundesliga team scored five goals in added time in the first five games of the season. Last week, Füllkrug also scored a penalty to make it 3:4 against Frankfurt, in the game against Dortmund Niklas Schmidt and Oliver Burke caused Bremen to celebrate late in the game, Burke also scored late on the 2nd matchday against VfB Stuttgart to make it 2:2. Too bad for Werder: With Schalke, only one other team from the Ruhr area plays in the league and in the arena on Schalke, Bremen will only play on the 30th matchday.

But: Werder is currently proving to be absolutely ready for the Bundesliga and above all as a monster of mentality. But our star of the match day. Seven of Bremen's twelve goals came in the final quarter of an hour – only eight teams in the league have scored more goals so far. And that in the full season. The fact that three different players have scored in injury time also speaks for the mental strength of the Bremen squad. Ole Werner's team is due to play again on Friday evening – this time against FC Augsburg. Evening games in the Weser Stadium are sometimes said to have something mythical about them - "Miracle of the Weser" is enough as a keyword here. So it's quite possible that Bremen will start a final spurt again in injury time and refute Sepp Herberger's legendary quote from the game, which lasts 90 minutes. In Bremen, the clocks are clearly ticking a little differently at the moment.

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