As it happened: Werder Bremen secure Bundesliga safety on away goals against Heidenheim

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21:29a month ago

Full Time: 1.FC Heidenheim 2-2 Werder Bremen

Werder Bremen secure themselves a spot in the 2020/21 Bundesliga season and Heidenheim narrowly miss out on relegation.

An extraordinary contest, Heidenheim were just defeated on away goals after they equalled the scoring in the final minute through a penalty.

The small team from the 2. Bundesliga did themselves proud however against the Bundesliga's longest-serving team, but their fairytale story just wasn't to be.

I've been Adam Millington, thank you for tuning into VAVEL.com's LIVE coverage of 1. FC Heidenheim vs Werder Bremen

21:28a month ago

GOAL HEIDENHEIM

Kleindienst gets his brace with an expertly-done penalty
21:27a month ago

PENALTY HEIDENHEIM

Heidenheim have a penalty in the final minutes, although it won't mean much
21:25a month ago

GOOAL WERDER BREMEN

Werder secure their survival, Müller left all alone at the back and Augustinsson slots into an open goal
21:23a month ago

90+2' Bremen doing whatever they can to run down the clock now
21:22a month ago

90' Five minutes of added time
21:19a month ago

88' Only two minutes left now, can Werder hold on or can Heidenheim do the unthinkable?
21:18a month ago

87' It's worth a reminder that Bremen will win this game on away goals as it stands
21:17a month ago

85' GOOOAAAAL HEIDENHEIM

It's hit from range by Mohr and its Kleindienst who taps in after it deflects off the bar. We're in for an exciting final few minutes!
21:15a month ago

84' Not long left now, surely Bremen have done it?
21:13a month ago

82' Klaassen hits it from range but it lands on the top of the net
21:12a month ago

81' Multhaup receives a yellow card for a slide tackle on Klaasen
21:11a month ago

80' Two subs for the visitors as Rashica and Velijkovic make way for Füllkrug and Langkamp
21:10a month ago

79' Heidenheim still attacking really well here but they just haven't had that clinical edge
21:07a month ago

76' Heidenheim still attacking well but it's hard to see any way for them to get back into the game
21:06a month ago

75' Quarter of an hour left
21:04a month ago

53' Busch nods the ball behind and its a corner for Bremen
21:03a month ago

72' Free-kick for Werder Bremen in their own half after a defender is taken down by a Heidenheim player
21:02a month ago

71' Twenty minutes left and still all to play for with both sides competing at a high intensity
20:57a month ago

66' It seems to be that there were quite a few Heidenheim fans who had found their way into the ground but they have been escorted out
20:55a month ago

64' Under 30 minutes left and the game has evened out
20:50a month ago

60' Resulting corner is cleared
20:50a month ago

59' Josh Sargent goes all the way but is stopped at the last second by Müller
20:49a month ago

58' Augustinsson finds himself free in the box but it's another great block on the line
20:49a month ago

58' Corner cleared by Heidenheim
20:48a month ago

58' Josh Sargent tries to attack but his shot is deflected behind
20:48a month ago

57' The corner reaches a Bremen player at the back post but it's cleared off the line
20:47a month ago

56' Bremen have the ball inside of the box but last-gasp defending sees the ball deflected out for a corner
20:45a month ago

54' Bremen have found themselves on the back foot since the second half started
20:43a month ago

52' Ball goes out at the by-line and its a goal kick for Pavlenka
20:42a month ago

ICYMI: Two subs for Heidenheim at the break. Otto replaced Schnatterer and Schimmer replaced Thomalla
20:41a month ago

50' Osako has space in front of goal for Werder but its a good block by a Heidenheim defender
20:40a month ago

50' Heidenheim have started this second half much better and have had lots of good opportunities
20:39a month ago

48' Close again! Otto receives the ball in the middle of the box but his header is just wide
20:38a month ago

47' So close! Heidenheim have the ball inside of the box after a corner but one player fires over the bar
20:37a month ago

46' Better already for Heidenheim as Pavlenka is forced into a save early on
20:37a month ago

Second half underway!

The second half has started
20:33a month ago

Second half to start soon!

There's not long until the second half starts
20:20a month ago

Half Time: 1. FC Heidenheim 0-1 Werder Bremen

It's Theuerkauf's early own goal that give Werder the lead going into the break.

Stay tuned for LIVE updates of the second half

20:18a month ago

45+3' Werder go forward via Eggestein and Sargent but it's cleared
20:18a month ago

3 minutes added on
20:15a month ago

44' Heidenheim getting back into it now and passing the ball well around their own defence
20:13a month ago

42' Not long left in the first half and its still all to play for, albeit the visitors now have the advantage of an away goal
20:11a month ago

40' Bremen still on top but Heidenheim have started to get into the match
20:08a month ago

36' Heidenheim go forwards but are adjudged to be offside
20:05a month ago

35' He's now back up
20:05a month ago

34' A Heidenheim player is pushed out on the wing and is clutching his ankle
20:04a month ago

33' That noise is getting annoying now
20:03a month ago

32' Werder still looking the side on top
20:00a month ago

30' Heidenheim slowly getting into the game but they're not leaving much to be desired
19:58a month ago

28' First time that Heidenheim go forwards but the ball goes behind the goal
19:57a month ago

26' To be honest, apart from the early own goal, the main talking point has been those in the stands.

There's one with a horn, one with a drum and one with what seem to be some pans that they're hitting together.

That's lockdown football.

19:56a month ago

25' Sargent is down and clutching his back
19:54a month ago

23' If there's one thing that the visitors are leaving to be desired then its Josh Sargent's performance.

The USMNT youngster has seemed off the mark

19:53a month ago

23' Heidenheim are really struggling
19:50a month ago

19' Bremen have been a joy to watch today, Heidenheim have struggled to get outside of their own half
19:48a month ago

17' Much of the same, Werder are playing fluid passing football going forwards, focusing on Osaka and Sargent up top
19:46a month ago

15' Quarter of an hour gone and it's been all Bremen so far. They have really changed for the better since the first leg
19:43a month ago

12' Heidenheim have struggled today and the visitors look far better
19:42a month ago

10' Klaasen heads the corner but it's straight into the arms of the keeper
19:41a month ago

10' VAR check for handball says it did not hit the Heidenheim player's hand and the corner will take place
19:41a month ago

10' Werder have a corner
19:40a month ago

9' Rashica hits it from range and it's saved brilliantly by Müller in the Heidenheim goal
19:38a month ago

8' Heidenheim have struggled to get started in this game and Werder look the far better
19:37a month ago

6' Bremen have started as the better of the two by far, attacking much better than in the first leg
19:37a month ago

I still can't believe how that has happened. If that was from a Bremen player it would have been an incredible finish
19:35a month ago

3' GOAL WERDER BREMEN

The goal which Werder Bremen could have only have dreamt of came early on. Rashica plays it to Eggestein and its an incredible own goal as Theuerkauf chips his own keeper from the edge of the box
19:33a month ago

3' It's already started more quickly than the first leg, with Bremen attacking with a high press
19:31a month ago

1' Here we go!

The first half is underway
19:30a month ago

Only a short while until kickoff
19:29a month ago

Werder in new kit tonight

Werder Bremen will play in a new kit from Umbro for tonight's game
19:21a month ago

Heidenheim fantastic at home

1. FC have been incredible at home this season in the 2. Bundesliga.

Across their 17 games, they have only lost two and have won in eleven.

Heidenheim top scorer Tim Kleindienst has scored 13 of his 14 goals this season in games at home.

19:19a month ago

Pizarro's final match

Tonight will the final match of one of the Bundesliga's longest servants.

At 41 years of age, Claudio Pizarro will end his professional career after tonight after playing in four different decades. 

19:15a month ago

15 minutes left

A quarter of an hour to go until kickoff in Heidenheim
19:13a month ago

How to watch on TV and Stream

For those in the UK, the game is available to watch live on BT Sport 1

For those in the USA, the game is available to watch live on Fox Sports 2

If you want to follow along on the internet, VAVEL UK is the best option

19:06a month ago

Four former Bremeners in Heidenheim's side

There are four players in Heidenheim's defence this season who have also featured for Werder Bremen.

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Those players are Marnon Busch, Patrick Mainka, Norman Theuerkauf and Oliver Husing. Three of those four start tonight and will be aiming to send their former club down to the 2. Bundesliga

19:00a month ago

30 minutes left!

There's only half an hour left until kickoff in Heidenheim.

Werder Bremen are the longest-serving side in Germany's top flight, and they have been in every game since the 1980/81 season. Will tonight see a change to that run?

18:45a month ago

45 minutes to go!

We're fast approaching kickoff in tonight's game between 1.FC Heidenheim and SV Werder Bremen
18:40a month ago

Heidenheim: Starting Lineup

Here's how the hosts will line up tonight:
18:38a month ago

Werder Bremen substitutes

Werder Bremen have announced their substitutes, with Claudio Pizarro on the bench
18:31a month ago

Werder Bremen: Team News now in!

Here's how the green-whites will line up for tonight's game:
18:23a month ago

A sunny Voith-Arena

It doesn't look as if the weather, which was a large factor when a rainstorm overcame the Weserstadion on Thursday, will be a problem during today's game
18:03a month ago

90 minutes to go!

There’s only an hour and a half left until kickoff at the Voith-Arena, with Team news due in 30 minutes

 

Stay tuned for LIVE pre-match updates here on VAVEL UK

17:33a month ago

Previous Heidenhiem home tie

It's only the second time that Heidenheim have hosted Werder Bremen, with the last time occurring back in the 2011 DFB Pokal.

On that day, the underdogs were victorious against a Bremen side who were heavy favourites.

Why not watch back the highlights from Heidenheim's previous 2-1 victory

17:00a month ago

First taste of the Bundesliga for Heidenheim?

The home side are very close to being able to secure Bundesliga football for the first time in their history.

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Since they were founded in 1952, they have only been in the second division for the past four years but everything looks on the up in Baden-Württemberg.

16:30a month ago

3 hours to go!

There's three hours until kickoff at this evening's game in Heidenheim.

Will Werder manage to stay up or will Heidenheim earn promotion?

16:15a month ago

Pizarro's swansong

Peruvian international Claudio Pizarro will play his final game as a professional footballer for Werder Bremen tonight, first joining the club in 1999 and having five separate spells with them since then.
16:00a month ago

Can Werder stay up?

Werder Bremen have been in the top flight for longer than any other side and today is their last chance to secure a Bundesliga spot for next season.

Last-day heroics saw them earn a place in the relegation, but tonight will be the decider for if they stay up or not.

15:39a month ago

First leg highlights

Ahead of tonight's game, why not watch the highlights of the first leg of the game?

10:01a month ago

Do not miss a detail of the match with the live updates and commentaries of VAVEL. Follow along with us all the details, commentaries, analysis and lineups for Heidenheim vs Werder Bremen.
10:00a month ago

How to watch Heidenheim vs Werder Bremen Live TV and Stream

If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are: BT Sport 1

If you want to directly stream it: BT Sport App.

If you want to watch it on the internet, VAVEL UK is your best option!

09:57a month ago

Werder Bremen: Predicted Lineup

Pavlenka, Selassie, Veljkovic, Vogt, Friedl, Eggestein, Gross, Klaassen, Bittencourt, Fullkrug, Rashica
09:56a month ago

Heidenheim: Predicted Lineup

Muller, Busch, Mainka, Beermann, Theuerkauf, Griesbeck, Dorsch, Thomalla, Schnatterer, Multhaup, Kleindienst
09:55a month ago

Werder Bremen: Team News

Bremen will be without their captain for Monday’s contest, as Niklas Moisander was sent off in the 1st leg after receiving two yellow cards.

Luckily for the Green-Whites, they will have Kevin Vogt available for selection again, as he has served his suspension that ruled him out last time around.

09:54a month ago

1. FC Heidenheim: Team News

Heidenheim have no fresh injury concerns going into the game. Defender Arne Feick didn’t feature in the first leg last Thursday, although he might be able to return to the team if need be for the upcoming contest. 
09:53a month ago

Weak first leg

The first leg of the playoff was not the most exciting one to watch, with neither side impressing.

There was only a single shot on target throughout the entire match, with each team having only six shots

09:51a month ago

The decider

After a 0-0 draw in the first leg tonight's game will be the decider for if Heidenheim manage to secure promotion to the Bundesliga, or if Werder Bremen can avoid the drop
09:50a month ago

Kick-off time

Heidenheim vs Werder Bremen will be played at the Voith-Arena, in Heidenheim, Germany. The kick-off is scheduled at 19:30 BST.
09:47a month ago

Welcome

Welcome to VAVEL UK’s LIVE coverage of the 2020 Bundesliga playoff: Heidenheim vs Werder Bremen! My name is Adam Millington and I’ll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.com
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