Marvin Ducksch Brace Lifts Werder Bremen Over VfB Stuttgart in Relegation Battle

Werder Bremen secure vital 2-1 win over Stuttgart, boosting their Bundesliga survival hopes. Ducksch's brace proves decisive as Bremen move 7 points clear of relegation zone.

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Marvin Ducksch Brace Lifts Werder Bremen Over VfB Stuttgart in Relegation Battle

Marvin Ducksch Brace Lifts Werder Bremen Over VfB Stuttgart in Relegation Battle

Werder Bremen secured a vital 2-1 victory over VfB Stuttgart in a Bundesliga match on April 22, 2024, thanks to a brace from striker Marvin Ducksch. The win improved Bremen's chances of avoiding relegation, moving them seven points clear of the drop zone.

Ducksch opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 28th minute after Stuttgart's Jamie Leweling brought down Felix Agu in the box. The Bremen forward then doubled the lead early in the second half, finishing off a length-of-the-field passing move to end his recent goal drought.

Why this matters: The victory was a critical step for Werder Bremen in their fight to remain in the Bundesliga next season. The three points lifted them to 34 points, eight clear of the relegation play-off spot, with four matches remaining.

Stuttgart, who entered the match in third place and on course for Champions League qualification, pulled a goal back through Deniz Undav in the 71st minute. The on-loan Brighton striker's effort was not enough to prevent Stuttgart from suffering their first league defeat since January.

Despite the loss, Stuttgart remained in a strong position to secure a top-four finish, sitting three points behind second-placed Bayern Munich with a game in hand. The match was played as Bayer Leverkusen put their German-record 44-game unbeaten run on the line against Borussia Dortmund.

Werder Bremen head coach Ole Werner praised his team's performance, saying, "It was a hard-fought win, but a deserved one. The boys showed great character and determination to secure the three points." The victory marked Bremen's first win since February and provided a much-needed boost in their relegation battle.

Key Takeaways

  • Werder Bremen beat VfB Stuttgart 2-1 in Bundesliga match on April 22, 2024.
  • Striker Marvin Ducksch scored a brace, lifting Bremen 7 points clear of relegation.
  • Stuttgart's loss was their first since January, but they remained in top-4 position.
  • Bremen's win was a critical step in their fight to avoid relegation next season.
  • Bremen head coach Ole Werner praised his team's performance and character in the win.