Photo: werder.de / New WERDER player Niklas Stark in a tackling . .
Bremen won the first friendly in the training camp with a narrow 2-1 against 2.
Bundesliga club Karlsruher SC. Newcomer Burke scored twice at his debut.
Czech international goal keeper Jiri Pavlenka entertained the audience with a
slapstick moment to remember. When going for a wide throw to open the match he
happened to hit the forward moving Werder midfielder Nicolai Rapp in the back
and the ball bounced back perfectly for his namesake Karlsruhe’s Swiss striker
Simone Rapp who said “thank you very much” and scored to bring his team in the
improved specifically in the first quarter of the second half and equalized
through Burke shortly after the restart. With the new signings, Goller and Park,
giving away the lead, it looked like a draw for a long time until Burke turned
the game around with his brace in the closing stages.