Innsbruck – At SV Werder Bremen they were a bit surprised at how the final minutes of the friendly against Besiktas Istanbul at the Tivoli Stadium in Innsbruck went on Saturday afternoon. “You also want to test – and if you then have the feeling that someone is wasting three minutes and wasting time so that they can get the result through, that’s a bit of a shame,” said a visibly exhausted Niclas Füllkrug the unfortunate 2-1 (0-0) defeat, while outside Besiktas players and fans celebrated the success almost like winning a title. It wasn’t the only anger in Bremen that afternoon, but there wasn’t really great frustration either. Because the performance against the team of ex-Bremer Valerien Ismael was right at the end of the training camp, on Sunday we will be well prepared for the last few weeks of preparation for the Bundesliga season back to Bremen.
“In both halves we were able to play a certain intensity against a very good team. Sure, we were a little lacking in accuracy when in possession. But the rooms were there – and the processes are becoming clearer and clearer. We should have created more clear chances from that. And it’s annoying that we didn’t really allow anything in the second half and then conceded two unnecessary goals.” Werder Bremenhead coach Ole Werner: “We also want to win a friendly like this. But the positive things outweigh the negative.”
Werder Bremen had started bravely, attacked in the opponent’s penalty area and moved up well. The training work of the last few days, in which moving was practiced again and again, paid off. It was noticed at the back Milios Veljkovic and Amos Pieper like to swap their roles as middle and right link in the chain of three. Veljkovic also set accents at the front. After a clever free-kick feint by Marvin Ducksch the Serb just missed the lead (10th). His header after the following corner was not without danger either. And a little later he sent Oliver Burke on the journey, who just missed the ball. Such passes to the fast Scots could be a good alternative in Bremen’s attacking game.
Werder Bremen got off to a better start in the friendly against Besiktas Istanbul, but didn’t score the opening goal
At the back, Bremen were very secure at the start. Cenk Tosun was only able to assert himself once in the penalty area and narrowly missed making it 1-0 (13th). Then suddenly left Anthony Young went on a sit-in and signaled: It can’t go any further. The left-back of Werder Bremen had injured his right thigh, but gave the all-clear after the game: “The muscle was just a bit tight, nothing serious.” Came for him Lee Buchanan, who had grabbed the wrong jersey in the rush in front of the substitutes’ bench and almost ran out with Benjamin Goller’s 24. But the accident was discovered just in time. Buchanan got his 26 – and the Englishman’s Werder premiere could begin. The 21-year-old made a decent impression, although he was still a little reserved offensively. The same was true for his colleagues. Besiktaş Istanbul took charge and almost took the lead through Tosun, but keeper Jiri Pavlenka reacted strongly (38th).
At the break, as in the 2-1 friendly win against Karlsruher SC a week ago, there was a complete change, only Buchanan continued. Now also celebrated JensStage made his Werder premiere and immediately impressed with good ball wins in midfield. The Dane also attracted attention with a hard foul after losing the ball, for which he received a yellow card. “Perhaps I was a bit too aggressive there,” grinned the 25-year-old, who left the pitch again after half an hour. Because of a calf injury from the previous season, he is carefully built up.
Werder Bremen: Lee Buchanan and Jens Stage make their debut in the green and white jersey against Besiktas Istanbul
Also attacked after the restart Werder Bremen the opponent immediately. And after a dream pass from Marco Friedl pulled the again very conspicuous Benjamin Goller up and away. It was easy to get over the fact that he only hit the inside post because he ran along cleverly Eren Dinkci easily dusted off to make it 1-0 (48th). Subsequently, the enthusiastic again missed Niclas filling jug twice only just 2-0.
Annoying, because a little later there was cheering on the other side. Only when referee Werner Altmann after a mini-touch of Nicolai Rapp pointed at the foot of Emirhan Delibas and then when Salih Ucan converted the penalty safely (67′). The 4,000 Besiktas fans among the 6,000 spectators were over the moon. They had already celebrated with Bengalos before the game and then sang almost in a continuous loop. “It was an extraordinary atmosphere. In my opinion, the referee got a bit infected by it, but that’s also human,” he said Ole Werner a little smugly. But the many decisions against Werder Bremen then annoyed him a bit.
Werder Bremen: Eren Dinkci scores the lead, but Besiktas Istanbul turns the game around
Just like the second goal. There it was Nicholas Stark were taken by surprise on the outside line and Buchanan lost a bit of the overview in the middle. Oguzhan Akgün took advantage of this to make it 2-1 – and even the keeper stormed to the center line to celebrate the goal. Werder Bremen tried everything again, cheered on by their own not-so-quiet fans, created good chances through filling pitcher, but the ball didn’t want to go in anymore. “It’s just this phase of preparation right now, where maybe things don’t always work out,” said Niklas Füllkrug after he was beaten by the fans of Besiktaş Istanbul had escaped. (knee)
Werder Bremen (1st half): Pavlenka – Pieper, Veljkovic, Chiarodia – Agu, Gruev, Jung (17th Buchanan) – Bittencourt, Schmid – Burke, Ducksch
Werder Bremen (2nd half) Pavlenka – Rapp, Stark, Friedl – Goller, Groß, Buchannan – Stage (76th Woltemade), Schmidt – Dinkci, Füllkrug