Nobody gave Werder much of a chance in this match and who could blame them. The Green-Whites were 14th place and the relegation talk before the winter break was heating up. Werder have struggled with injuries, but Sebastian Prödl was back on the pitch today and Aaron Hunt ended up playing despite much talk during the week of not playing because of injury. Prödl's return sent Assani Lukimya to the bench, until Lukimya entered for Hunt toward the end of the match.
The winning goal came in the 74th minute by Santiago Garcia. The huge Werder victory stopped Bayer's four match away win streak and stopped them from heading into winter break with their best ever first half finish in Bundesliga. The 3 points, and losses by Hamburger SV, Hannover 96, and 1899 Hoffenheim, secured 11th place for Bremen. That's MUCH better than what was expected before the match started. Oh yeah, let's not forget Raphael Wolf's clean sheet. Robin Dutt has a big goal keeper decision to make before January 26, when Werder Bremen host last place Eintracht Braunschweig.
What are your thoughts on the match? A lot more excited about 2014 now? Should Aaron Hunt be the permanent Captain after the break?