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Monday, 04 October 2010 12:40

Video: Almeida scores cracker in Bremen draw

Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 Werder Bremen

Hugo Almeida came off the bench to score his fourth Bundesliga goal of the season against Bayer Leverkusen yesterday, as Werder Bremen earned a draw at the BayArena.

The Portugal striker was introduced at half time with his team 1-0 down to Patrick Helmes‘ 17th-minute strike, and the former Porto man levelled just seven minutes after his arrival. Almeida converted a free-kick from long-range with a vintage left-footed strike, drilling the ball into the bottom corner.

Almeida would then play a part in the goal that put Bremen ahead less than ten minutes after the equaliser, showing great control to touch a long ball into the path of Aaron Hunt, who picked out Marko Marin in the centre for the midfielder to make it 2-1 to Bremen with just over an hour played.

Bremen were unable to see the match out, though, as Eren Derdiyok’s brilliant individual effort twelve minutes from time earned the hosts a point. Although a decent result for Bremen at the home of 4th-placed Bayer, the point leaves Thomas Schaaf’s men down in 13th place in the Bundesliga with just two wins from seven matches played.

Match highlights

By Sean Gillen

Comments (4)
4 Tuesday, 05 October 2010 02:06
Mateus Medeiros
That seemed like a great game to watch. Both team's second goals were really sweet! The Germans know how to nuture their youth talent and we should model our league like theirs. Very few teams with financial issues compared to England.
a great striker
3 Monday, 04 October 2010 23:47
I hate how he doesnt start, as if he isnt one of their best forwards? he has actually scored a handful of goals for them not only this year but last year to, probably portugals number 1 forward atm.
2 Monday, 04 October 2010 15:31
Ya Hugo Almeida is starting to come around to the form he had before he left Porto, nice to see. Lets hope Paulo Bento has been watching his games...

Wasn't that first goal offside, Acording to FIFA rules the player must back off the play and he kept running making the defender stay with him. They called an an offside on Braga vs Benfica and the Braga player was nowhere near the ball..
nice goal
1 Monday, 04 October 2010 13:23
Hugo should take more of their set pieces, his left foot is like a hammer. The goal he scored in the empty San Siro a few years back for Porto was equally as powerful!

A shame he didn't start the game though, especially considering Pizarro's absence.

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