Werder Bremen have yet to win in this year's Champions League, part of a disappointing campaign that's seen them eliminated from even Europa League contention after five rounds. As such, today's match with Internazionale is for nothing but pride, but that may be enough motivation against a depleted Inter side that's has to start midfielder Esteban Cambiasso in central defense.
Those deficiencies may have led to Sebastian Prodl, in the 29th minute, heading Werder in front. Converting a corner kick, Prodl ran onto an out-swinging ball from the right of goal, meeting it near the spot. The center half power the ball down toward the middle of goal, giving Werder the lead.
Inter needs to out-perform Tottenham Hotspur today if they're to win Group A, but with Spurs drawn 1-1 at Twente, the Nerazzurri need two goals or help from the Dutch champions to jump Tottenham. With few first choice players in his team, Rafa Benitez may be looked to survive the match as much as win it.