In a surprising upset, Werder Bremen secured a historic 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich, breaking a 16-year winless streak against the defending champions. Mitchell Weiser, a former Bayern player, netted the only goal, stunning his ex-club and dealing a blow to Bayern’s Bundesliga title aspirations.
Weiser’s impressive solo effort in the 59th minute secured Werder Bremen’s first win over Bayern since 2008 and ended a 27-game winless run against the German champions. The defeat marked only Bayern’s second league loss of the season.
The game saw VAR disallowing a goal for Bremen in the first half, and despite Bayern dominating possession, they struggled to find their rhythm. Thomas Tuchel, Bayern’s manager, expressed disappointment in the team’s lackluster performance, describing it as a “hard slap in the face.”
Bremen’s victory, coupled with Bayer Leverkusen’s win against RB Leipzig, maintains Leverkusen’s seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga. The result leaves Bayern trailing by seven points, raising questions about their ability to catch up in the title race.
For Werder Bremen, the win provides a crucial nine-point cushion above the relegation zone. Michael Zetterer, Bremen’s goalkeeper, earned praise as the Player of the Match for his stellar saves and commanding presence, contributing to the team’s well-deserved victory.
As Bayern faces Union Berlin in their upcoming game, the Bundesliga title race intensifies, with Leverkusen emerging as strong contenders for the coveted trophy.