Werder against Schalke with big defensive concerns – test result positive NDR.de – Sport

Status: 04/22/2022 1:40 PM

Before the first game in the second division at the leaders Schalke 04, people were worried about the defense in Werder Bremen. In addition to the injured Omir Toprak and Milos Velikovic, Christian Gross is now definitely left.

As Bremen residents announced on Friday, the 33-year-old tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday. The PCR result is still pending, but Gross will not be traveling to Gelsenkirchen, according to Bremen.

subordinate The multi-skilled defensive player, who last helped as a central defender, has been complaining of cold symptoms since last Monday and has been in quarantine ever since.

Toprak and Velkovic injured

Immediately before the clash with Schalke first team and main scorer Simon Tyrode, Werder coach Ole Werner has to make massive changes to the Bremen defense once again, where he also misses Velikovic (torn muscle fibers) and Toprak (calf injury).

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It doesn’t give me a headache,” Werner said before Saturday’s summit meeting at the Arena in Gelsenkirchen, which was first sold in over two years to 62,271 spectators (1.30pm, at the NDR Livecenter). . “Although we know that the opponent has an advantage that you have to defend first and that it is difficult to defend. However I trust us to do that.”

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The 24 goals and six assists by Schalke 04 “Balermann” Terodt are unmatched in the league, and the 34-year-old’s consistency is impressive. Tyrodi also scored in the 1-1 first leg at Weser Stadium – with this goal he became the only scorer in the second division. Werder split his attacking power between two strikers, but both Marvin Doksch (17 goals) and Niklas Volkrug (15) have been far from their highest level recently.

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Leader or only third?

Werner has identified “certain ways and certain patterns of behavior” in Terodde that the players can prepare for.” Given the staff’s concerns, the coach is trying to play the mental card and set fire to the crucial stage of the season: “One against two – this is an incredibly great kick,” he said. The conservative coach.

While Schalke could extend their lead over Werder to five points with a home win, Werder would risk overtaking St Pauli or Darmstadt if they lost. Second-table chasers meet on Saturday evening (8:30 p.m.) at Millerntor. On the other hand, if the Green-Whites manage to win at Gelsenkirchen, they will be the leaders again three games before the end of the season.

Schalke did not drop a point under Buskins

However, in the direct race for promotion to the Bundesliga, Schalke 04 seem to have the longest breath. Knapen under interim coach Mike Buskins hasn’t dropped a point since 3:4 against Hansa Rostock at the start of March. Werder couldn’t get past three draws in the end. She lost valuable points, especially in the 1-1 draw against Sandhausen. What will be the point against pursuers St Pauli and Nuremberg will likely not be seen until Schalke 04 complete these matches – both contenders are still on the leaderboard’s to-do list.

Possible lineups

Schalke: Fraisl – Vindheim, Thiaw, Kaminski, Ouwejan – Itakura, Palsson – Drexler, Zalazar – Bülter – Terodde
Werder: Pavlenka – Rapp, Friedl, Jung – Weiser, Agu, Gruev – Bittencourt, Schmid – Jug Filling, Ducksch

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