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Nov 1, 2014 at 2.30pm UK at ​Coface Arena
Mainz 05
1-2
Werder Bremen
Okazaki (3')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Di Santo (45', 50')

Result: Werder Bremen beat Mainz 05 to climb off bottom

Franco Di Santo scores twice as Werder Bremen climb off the bottom of the Bundesliga table with a 2-1 victory over Mainz 05.

Franco Di Santo scored twice as Werder Bremen climbed off the bottom of the Bundesliga table with a 2-1 victory over Mainz 05 at the Coface Arena.

A bright start from Mainz saw the opening goal arrive in just the third minute, with Julian Baumgartlinger displaying great vision to pick out Shinji Okazaki, who slotted home from inside the box.

Mainz had chances to double their advantage midway through the first half, but they were unable to pull further ahead as Yunus Malli dragged a shot past the post before Okazaki headed wide from close range.

The hosts were made to pay for those misses just before the break when Loris Karius was adjudged to have brought down Fin Bartels, who had timed his run perfectly to collect Clemens Fritz's inch-perfect pass.

Mainz stopper Karius appeared to make up for that mistake by keeping out Di Santo's penalty, but the Argentine striker reacted quickest to convert the rebound.

Di Santo beat Karius again early in the second half with a clever chipped finish after collecting a lobbed pass from Felix Kroos.

Bremen's in-form striker continued to look threatening, but his pursuit of a hat-trick would end in disappointment as he dragged one shot wide before seeing a free kick pushed to safety by Karius.

Mainz thought they had snatched a point late on when Okazaki finished emphatically from inside the box, but the forward's goal was ruled out due to offside as Bremen held on for their first win of the season.

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Bremen's players celebrate scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs SV Werder Bremen, in Leverkusen, western Germany on May 10, 2014
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