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Werder Bremen triumph over Hertha, with an emphatic 4 goal display

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Technical card:
Hertha BSC: Alexander Schwolow, Peter Pekarik (Krzysztof Piatek, min.64), Omar Alderete, Niklas Stark, Luca Netz, Matteo Guendouzi, Maximilian Mittelstadt (Mathew Leckie, min.46), Lucas Tousart (Daishawn Redan, min.64), Matheus Cunha, Jhon Cordoba and Vladimir Darida
Werder Bremen: Jiri Pavlenka, Theodor Gebre Selassie, Davie Selke (Josh Sargent, min.32), Jean-Manuel Mbom (Milot Rashica, min.52), Marco Friedl, Maximilian Eggestein, Omer Toprak (Niklas Moisander, min.51), Romano Schmid (Yuya Osako, min.85), Felix Agu, Milos Veljkovic and Leonardo Bittencourt
Stadium: the Olympiastadion Berlin
Goals: Davie Selke (0-1, min. 10), Omer Toprak (0-2, min. 29), Jhon Cordoba (1-2, min. 45), Leonardo Bittencourt (1-3, min. 57) and Josh Sargent (1-4, min. 77)

Werder Bremen snatched all three points from Hertha in a 4-1 victory on Saturday, at the Olympiastadion Berlin. With each team arriving on the back of a league defeat, they were both keen to pick up points. Hertha BSC were looking to get back winning ways after losing their last game 3-0 to Hoffenheim. Werder Bremen lost 1-0 in the last match they played against Borussia Mönchengladbach. As the table looks today, Hertha BSC are in 14th place, with 17 points from 18 matches, while Werder Bremen sit in 12th, with 21 points from 18.

Werder Bremen started the game well, with Davie Selke opening the rout in the 10th minute. Later, Werder Bremen scored again thanks to a goal from Omer Toprak, 29 minutes in to establish the 2-0. Hertha BSC pull-back thanks to a goal from Jhon Cordoba in the 45th minute just before half-time to establish the 2-1, which saw the first half end 2-1.

Werder Bremen continued to pile on the pressure the second half and were rewarded, with a goal from Leonardo Bittencourt, 57 minutes in. Later, Werder Bremen scored again and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Josh Sargent, 77 minutes in to hand victory to the visitors.

For Hertha BSC Mathew Leckie, Krzysztof Piatek and Daishawn Redan came on for Maximilian Mittelstadt, Peter Pekarik and Lucas Tousart, and Werder Bremen brought on Josh Sargent, Niklas Moisander, Milot Rashica and Yuya Osako for Davie Selke, Omer Toprak, Jean-Manuel Mbom and Romano Schmid.

There were bookings for Maximilian Mittelstadt and Jhon Cordoba from Hertha and Davie Selke, Jean-Manuel Mbom and Leonardo Bittencourt for Werder Bremen.

Hertha BSC will next play Eintracht Frankfurt away, with Werder Bremen facing Schalke 04 at home.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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