Soccer net: Union Berlin defeat Werder – as it happened

Soccer net: Union Berlin defeat Werder – as it happened

Union Berlin moves up to the second spot in Bundesliga table after sinking Werder Bremen. You may visit us for more soccer net news here!

Kevin Behrens provided a second first half goal to send Union Berlin to a much-needed 2-1 victory at Werder Bremen – this is a victory that gave Union a chance to climb at the Bundesliga standing and cut league-leaders lead to three points. Follow for an upcoming story about the highest paid soccer player this season.

The hosts looked great to upset Union Berlin as they initially took the lead, but just four minutes later, Union Berlin found an equalizer through Janik Haberer. Kevin Behren, a Bremen-native scored a header coming from a pass by Josip Juranovic’s corner into the net, minutes after the halftime break. The opening goal in the second turns out to be the winning goal for the visiting side and sends them to the second place of Bundesliga table after 17 match days.

Coming into this match, Union Berlin had a lot to prove as they were vying to qualify for next year’s Champions League and challenging the reigning champion Bayern Munich for this year’s Bundesliga title. The first action of the match came into Berlin’s Koepenick, when Behrens caught the Bremen back pass to goalkeeper Pavlenka and fired the ball to the net. Unfortunately, the effort was not rewarded. Despite the guests obviously dominating the match, Werder landed on the scoresheet first with Amos Pieper converting the penalty to provide his team the lead (13’).

But the celebration of the home fans didn’t last long, as a few minutes later Kevin Behrens attacked the goalkeeper that gave Haberer a chance by skillfully controlling the ball and sunk it inside the goal. After that equalizer, the match became more intense with the host doubling their effort on defense. But after the halftime break, Behrens did not waste any time and sunk the second goal at the 46th minute to seal the victory for Union Berlin. Despite that, Bremen was still unsatisfied and boldly returned their focus on defense, increasing the pressure again. In the 80th minute of the match, Bittencourt tried a direct free kick from almost 25 meters distance, but Union’s Frederik Ronnow deflected the ball over the crossbar. The Unioners really did not let this win slip past through their hands and really secured the victory after a series of shockers committed by the host. The Irons skillfully settled deep in the Bremen half and minute after minute passed. Bremen was no longer able to get the ball in front of the Union goal in a controlled manner and finally referee Bastian Dankert ended the game after 95 minutes with the final score of 2:1 for Union.

For Kevin Behren, the one who scored the winning goal, this was a very special game for him: “It’s amazing that we won here in Bremen today. The fact that I was able to contribute to the win with a goal is of course all the nicer. After the goal I ran straight to my family. That made sense.”

The victory gave Union to 33 points, their historic best during the first half of the season in both Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2.

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