German Cup: Werder Bremen down Hoffenheim

February 9, 2010
A superb late strike from substitute Hugo Almeida gave holders Werder Bremen a 2-1 win over Hoffenheim and a place in the semi-finals of the German Cup on Tuesday.

Brazilian defender Naldo put Werder ahead in the 27th minute when he scored with a curling 30-metre shot following a cleverly-worked free kick.

Although the game was often scrappy, it came to life after both teams made key substitutions in the 71st minute, Hoffenheim bringing on Prince Tagoe and Almeida entering the ...

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