Sunday, May 24, 2009

Werder drops final match of year 5-1 to Wolfsburg

Whether it was fatigue from the UEFA Cup final loss on Wednesday, the emotional drop or just focus on upcoming DFB Pokal final, the Green-Whites rolled over losing 5-1 to Wolfsburg in the final match day of the Bundesliga.

Many had wondered if Werder could pull off the ultimate of upsets on the final day and upend Wolfsburg's title hopes but that came to an end quickly as the hosts showed why they were on the road to their first championship. In rapid fire succession Wolfsburg had a three goal lead by the hour and despite a slick goal by Diego, the match was never in doubt. Starting first with Zvjezdan Misimović's goal from a close range rebound at the six minute mark, Wolfsburg doubled the mark at the quarter-hour and Grafite flicked in Christian Gentner's cross from a acute angle. Four minutes prior to the half-hour Sebastian Prödl was the unfortunate victim of a own goal as her redirected Grafite’s low cross. The lone highlight of the match came just past the half-hour when Diego linked nicely with Claudio Pizzaro however beyond that the day was a celebration for Wolfsburg. After the break Grafite and Edin Džeko added goals while Wolfsburg supporters readied for the trophy presentation.