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Intermilan 1-1 Werder Bremen

Werder were let down by their play in the final third tonight, but managed a point at the San Siro against the Italian giants.

Inter were in charge at the start of the game and made their advantage count as they scored in the 13′ when Maicon was allowed free access to the 18 and slotted the first goal by Tim Wiese. Werder were so busy trying to set an offside trap on Adriano that Per Mertesacker failed to close down on Maicon, who noticed the lack of attention and smartly netted the home side into the lead.

After the goal, Inter were happy to sit on the lead and Werder slowly took control of the game. But possession led to few chances as Ozil was practically non-existent and Diego’s final ball was abysmal. It wasn’t until the 62′ that things changed when Ozil was freed on the right and placed a perfect cross to Pizarro for the equalizer.

Inter stepped up their game afterward and seemed poised to take the lead back, but superb defensive organization kept the Nerazzurri at bay until Werder could establish more possession.  Towards the end, the teams were on equal footing and traded barbs, with Maicon hitting the post and Pizarro missing an empty net in the dying seconds. All in all, Werder can be very happy with the result. They have Tim Wiese to thank for it, as his point blank save on Stankovic in the 27′ allowed them to stay in the game.

Considering the other result in the group was Famagusta’s 3-1 victory over Panathaniakos, Werder should feel a little vindicated by their draw in round 1 against the Cypriot minnows. Now Famagusta sit joint top of the table with Inter on 4 points with Werder in 3rd with 2. Panathaniakos, who are Werder’s third and fourth matchday opponents sit bottom on a goose egg. If Werder can avoid the Greek tragedy that befell them last year against Olympiakos, they look a strong bet to make it to the knock-out round.

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3 Responses to Intermilan 1-1 Werder Bremen

  1. Jan says:

    Small correction: The perfect cross to Pizarro was delivered by the non-existant Özil and not Frings. You are excused if you relied on a German stream, where the commenter wrongly declared that the cross came from Frings as well. :-)

  2. DoublePivot says:

    Indeed the German feed (even with my studies I picked up nothing) and over a lowbandwidth myp2p.eu feed so Ozil easily looked like Frings. However he also looked like a Yeti, a mountain goat, a spooky apparition and or even Schaaf himself.

    And to top it off, I went to big soccer where someone said it was Frings. I just checked and someone else said retrospectively it was Ozil.

    But the non-existent part still sticks as that was his only contribution other than shooting straight at the keeper 3 times.

    Thanks for the edit and I have modified.

  3. Zatz says:

    I read he was actually more present than Diego but didn't watch the game myself since it was at 2?45 am here so can only rely on what others wrote?Anyways considering his performances against Bayern and Hoffenheim I made that 3 games of him making the prospect of loosing Diego to the Big Money eventually all the more less scary? ?If you support Bremen and or are infavor of all to seldom offensive football fireworks that is?

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