Hundreds left the Weserstadion at half-time: After another unacceptable performance, the relegation risk for Werder Bremen is becoming increasingly real. Three days after the 1: 6 defeat at Bayern Munich, the Hanseatic team suffered a 0: 5 (0: 4) defeat against FSV Mainz 05 and waver in desolate condition towards the second division. "It is inexplicable why we are after 0: 1 completely lost the thread, "said midfielder Leonardo Bittencourt:" After that, it went exactly as it shouldn't. Now we are actually in the middle of the relegation battle and the pressure to score points is increasing. "
The goal for the particularly playfully convincing guests was Robin Quaison, who scored in the tenth, 19th and 38th minute. In between was an own goal by Werder goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka (15th) when, after an unsuccessful defense by Milos Veljkovic, the ball crashed from the post to the back of the keepers and from there over the goal line. Shortly before the end, Jean-Philippe Mateta (81.) met. "We already know how to classify this result," said Mainz sporting director Rouven Schröder: "No one will take off from us now." The North Germans set a negative record in the first 45 minutes. Never in 55 Bundesliga years in Bremen, the green-whites went into the half-time break four goals behind in front of their own crowd. Accompanied by disappointed whistles from the fans, some of whom had already left the arena after the change of sides. Werder attack practically did not take place. Coach Florian Kohfeldt, about whom discussions are about to begin on the Weser, had demanded from his proteges. What he saw and 37,720 spectators at the beginning were cramping, insecurity and sometimes even fear, weaknesses that the brutally effective opponent consistently used and earned him three important points in the battle for relegation. After the first goal, the audience still rose to support their own team, later sneering laughter was heard in the wide circle, because the place-holders were inferior in all respects: the defensive was unsorted, the ball was constantly lost in midfield, and the Attack was practically non-existent for a long time. The first Werder chance was a post shot by Leonardo Bittencourt (42.). Beierlorzer-Elf can easily manage the tour.After 27 minutes, Kohfeldt replaced the particularly lethargic Nuri Sahin with offensive power Johannes Eggestein. This exchange had no effect even after the restart. The team of coach Achim Beierlorzer was able to manage the clear leadership effortlessly and was never in danger, although Bremen, who have to play at 1. FC Köln on Saturday (3:30 p.m.), now had more shares in the game, but there was hardly any risk of scoring , Kohfeldt moved restlessly through the coaching zone, while his colleague Beierlorzer watched the action in a relaxed manner and even with a smile from time to time. At no stage was there a prospect of another "miracle of the Weser". Under the coaches Otto Rehhagel and Thomas Schaaf, SV Werder on the European football stage made up several seemingly unrepeatable backlogs in front of their own audience. But now for months at the Osterdeich it should only be about relegation.