Our prediction for this DFB Pokal match:
A spot in the German Cup semis will be at stake when Regensburg and Werder Bremen face each other at Jahnstadion Regensburg on Wednesday evening. The 2. Bundesliga side did well to shock Koln in the previous round, and they are eager to claim yet another major scalp in the DFB Pokal. However, home win should not be considered as Regensburg are on a three-game winless run in the German second tier.
Die Werderaner, on the other hand, were more than unfortunate not to grab something from the Stuttgart clash, with Augustinsson scoring an own goal after 81 minutes. Werder Bremen aim to put an end to their three-match losing run in the 2. Bundesliga, and we are positive that they are going to prove their worth on the field. In the previous meeting between the two sides in the German Cup, back in 2004, Werder defeated Regensburg 2-0.
Highlighted Player (Theodor Gebre Selassie):
Born to Ethiopian father and Czech mother, Theodor Gebre Selassie was the first ever player of African descent to represent the Czech Republic national team when he was handed his debut back in 2011. The right-sided defender has since done well to nail down a regular starting berth and went on to play at the Euro 2012 and Euro 2016 finals.
Gebre Selassie represented the likes of Vysocina Jihlava, Velke Mezirici, Slavia Prague and Slovan Liberec, before the solid showing at the 2012 European Championship helped him earn a move to Werder Bremen.
The right back has performed well at the Weserstadion, but he eventually lost his place in the Czech Republic starting XI, making just three appearances during the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. However, having amassed over 30 appearances for the national team with a proud history, he can be quite satisfied with how his international career has panned out so far, while there is still time to further raise his stock.
Highlighted Team (Werder Bremen):
Werder Bremen is a German football club from the German city Bremen which holds different divisions next to football. Werder Bremen is playing in the Bundesliga since the start of it. The club was founded in 1899 and is playing its games in the Weserstadion which has a capacity of 43 000 spectators. The club colors of Werder Bremen are green and white. Known nicknames for the club from Bremen are Die Werder and Die Grün-Weißen.
Werder Bremen is a very successful club with 4 Bundesliga titles, 6 DFB Pokals, 4 Super Cups and one UEFA cup. Currently Werder Bremen is not competing for the title or Champions League positions anymore.
Important players in the history of Werder Bremen are: Pizarro, Voller, Klose, Ozil, Ailton and De Bruyne.