31 May 2009

Bremen end season on high with Cup final victory

12:57 pm on 31 May 2009

Werder Bremen have beaten Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 to win the German Cup for the sixth time and grab the last remaining European football spot for next season.

Midfielder Mesut Ozil struck in the second half with a deflected drive to end Bremen's rollercoaster season on a high at Berlin's Olympiastadion.

The win means Bremen, who lost the UEFA Cup final to Shakhtar Donetsk and finished 10th in the Bundesliga, will play in next season's UEFA Cup successor, the Europa League.