Davy Klaassen suffered a big defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt with Werder Bremen on Wednesday evening. The team triumphed partly thanks to assists from substitutes Bas Dost and Jonathan de Guzman 0-3 in the Weserstadion closed to the public. The first games since March were played in Portugal.
André Silva signed the opening goal at Bremen-Frankfurt fifteen minutes after half-time. The Portuguese headed in from close by after a cross from former FC Groningen striker Filip Kostic. Stefan Ilsanker made it 0-2 in the 81st minute, immediately after his substitution, after a good headline by Dost.
The Dutch striker started on the bench and entered the field in the 77th minute, five minutes before De Guzman also made an appearance as a substitute. The midfielder provided the assist for Ilsanker's 0-3 in the last minute. Klaassen joined the home team the entire game.
For Werder Bremen, the defeat is a damper after a number of hopeful results. The relegation candidate resumed the league with a 1-4 loss against Bayer Leverkusen, but then remained unbeaten against SC Freiburg (0-1), Borussia Mönchengladbach (0-0) and Schalke 04 (0-1).
Due to the loss against Frankfurt, Werder Bremen is stuck with seventeenth and penultimate places with 25 points. The bottom two clubs are relegated directly to the Second Bundesliga. Frankfurt rises to eleventh place.
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The Eintracht Frankfurt players celebrate a hit. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Portuguese league has started again
Following the Bundesliga and the Danish league, among others, the first games were played in Portugal on Wednesday evening since the league was shut down in March due to the corona crisis.
Portimonense and Gil Vicente FC had the scoop at 8 p.m. Portimonense, the number seventeen of the Liga NOS, did good business by beating subtopper Gil Vicente 1-0 at home.
The match between subtopper Famalicão and league-leader FC Porto started at 10:15 PM. Porto currently has one point more than competitor Benfica, but the number two from Lisbon has played a game less.