Aug 23, 2014 at 2.30pm UK at ​Olympic Stadium
Hertha Berlin
Werder Bremen
Schieber (16', 47')
Wagner (77')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Lukimya (53'), Di Santo (55')
Garcia (52'), Junuzovic (92')

Team News: Eljero Elia, Franco Di Santo lead Werder Bremen attack

Caption:Bremen's Argentinian forward Franco Di Santo celebrates scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match SV Werder Bremen vs FC Schalke 04 on April 5, 2014
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Eljero Elia and Franco Di Santo lead the line as Werder Bremen start their Bundesliga campaign against Hertha Berlin.

Eljero Elia and Franco Di Santo have been selected to lead the Werder Bremen attack against Hertha Berlin on the opening weekend of the Bundesliga season.

Felix Kroos, younger brother of recent Real Madrid signing Toni, will provide the majority of the support from midfield, with Poland international Ludovic Obraniak being forced to settle for a spot on the bench.

Hertha welcome summer signing Genki Haraguchi into the team for the first league game of the campaign, but there is no place for fellow new boy Valentin Stocker, who misses out due to injury.

Johnny Heitinga starts in the centre of defence for the visitors at the beginning of his Bundesliga career after leaving Fulham earlier this summer.

Werder Bremen: Wolf, Fritz, Lukimya, Caldirola, Garcia, Kroos, Makiadi, Junuzovic, Hajrovic, Elia, Di Santo

Hertha Berlin: Kraft, Pekarik, Heitinga, Hosogai, Ronny, Langkamp, Scheiber, Niemeyer, Haraguchi, Schulz, Beerens

Werder Bremen's Dutch midfielder Eljero Elia reacts after scoring against Chelsea FC in a friendly football match on August 3, 2014
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