UEFA Champions League 2007–08: Werder Bremen vs. Lazio

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

October 24, 2007
20:45 (UTC+1)
Werder Bremen 2–1 Lazio Weserstadion, Bremen
Attendance: 36,587
Referee: Olegário Benquerença
Sonogo Scored after 28 minutes 28' (2)
Pasanen Booked after 30 minutes 30'
Pasanen Substituted off after 46 minutes 46'
Tošić Substituted on after 46 minutes 46'
Almeida Scored after 54 minutes 54' (2)
Sanogo Substituted off after 64 minutes 64'
Rosenberg Substituted on after 64 minutes 64'
Borowski Substituted off after 73 minutes 73'
Andreasen Substituted on after 73 minutes 73'
Match Report Booked after 21 minutes 21' Pandev
Substituted off after 51 minutes 51' Meghni
Substituted on after 51 minutes 51' Del Nero
Booked after 51 minutes 51' Mutarelli
Booked after 55 minutes 55' Zauri
Substituted off after 69 minutes 69' Pandev
Substituted on after 69 minutes 69' Makinwa
Substituted off after 82 minutes 82' Rocchi
Substituted on after 82 minutes 82' Tare
Scored after 82 minutes 82' (1) Manfredini
Booked after 90'+1 minutes 90'+1' Mudingayi

Werder Bremen beat Lazio at home to claim their 1st 3 points of this season's UEFA Champions League. The win allows Werder Bremen to move ahead of Lazio in the standings with Werder Bremen now 3rd. The win also brings them 1 point behind Olympiacos.

Werder Bremen, who held the majority of the possession throughout the game, broke through in the 28th minute through Sonago. Almeida gave the Germans a two-goal cushion nine minutes into the second half. Clemens Fritz sent a long low cross to the Hugo Almeida, who then doubled the lead. Lazio managed to pull 1 back before the final whistle.

The 2 clubs match up again in 13 days from now with both teams needing to pick up points to have a shot for 2nd place in Group C.