German Bundesliga
Werder BremenWerder Bremen2B DortmundBorussia Dortmund1

SV Werder Bremen 2-1 Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund's dismal Bundesliga season took another turn for the worse as bottom club Werder Bremen leapfrogged them with a vital win.

Jurgen Klopp's side, who finished as runners-up last season, dropped to second bottom after suffering their 10th league defeat of the campaign.

Teenage striker Davie Selke fired the hosts ahead and midfielder Fins Bartel doubled their advantage.

Germany defender Mats Hummels gave Dortmund hope with a diving header.

But, despite controlling almost 70% of possession, the visitors could not find an equaliser.

With the Bundesliga taking a five-week winter break after this weekend, it means second-bottom Dortmund will end 2014 in the relegation zone.

And they will drop to the foot of the table if Freiburg beat mid-table Hannover on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Bayer Leverkusen were held to a 1-1 draw by Eintracht Frankfurt but the point was enough to move them up to third place.

Karim Bellarabi's equaliser helped Leverkusen leapfrog Borussia Monchengladbach, who were beaten 2-1 by in-form Augsburg.

Line-ups

Werder Bremen

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Wolf
  • 23Gebre Selassie
  • 4Gálvez
  • 5Lukimya
  • 2Garcia
  • 44Bargfrede
  • 8Fritz
  • 16JunuzovicSubstituted forMakiadiat 90+1'minutes
  • 22BartelsSubstituted forHüsingat 89'minutes
  • 28LorenzenSubstituted forKroosat 59'minutes
  • 27Selke

Substitutes

  • 6Makiadi
  • 14Hajrovic
  • 18Kroos
  • 21Aycicek
  • 25Hüsing
  • 30Strebinger
  • 38Busch

B Dortmund

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Langerak
  • 26PiszczekSubstituted forBlaszczykowskiat 76'minutes
  • 28Ginter
  • 15Hummels
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 21Kirch
  • 5KehlSubstituted forKagawaat 45'minutes
  • 17Aubameyang
  • 8Gündogan
  • 19Großkreutz
  • 9Immobile

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 3Hornschuh
  • 7Kagawa
  • 14Jojic
  • 16Blaszczykowski
  • 18Sahin
  • 37Durm
Referee:
Manuel Gräfe
Attendance:
42,100

Match Stats

Home TeamWerder BremenAway TeamB Dortmund
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, SV Werder Bremen 2, Borussia Dortmund 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, SV Werder Bremen 2, Borussia Dortmund 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Clemens Fritz (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Davie Selke.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Davie Selke (SV Werder Bremen) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Clemens Fritz.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Cedrick Makiadi replaces Zlatko Junuzovic.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Santiago Garcia.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Oliver Kirch (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, SV Werder Bremen. Oliver Hüsing replaces Fin Bartels.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Philipp Bargfrede (SV Werder Bremen) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Felix Kroos with a headed pass.

  10. Post update

    Fin Bartels (SV Werder Bremen) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Clemens Fritz.

  11. Post update

    Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Davie Selke (SV Werder Bremen).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ilkay Gündogan (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcel Schmelzer with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Davie Selke (SV Werder Bremen).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Kirch (Borussia Dortmund).

  17. Post update

    Davie Selke (SV Werder Bremen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Shinji Kagawa.

  19. Post update

    Jakub Blaszczykowski (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Santiago Garcia (SV Werder Bremen).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 20th December 2014

  • Werder BremenWerder Bremen2B DortmundBorussia Dortmund1
  • B LeverkusenBayer 04 Leverkusen1FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt1
  • AugsburgFC Augsburg2B MgladbachBorussia Mönchengladbach1
  • SchalkeFC Schalke 040HamburgHamburg SV0
  • StuttgartVfB Stuttgart0PaderbornSC Paderborn 070
  • WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg2Köln1. FC Köln1

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