Wiese Heroics Send Bremen Into Cup Final

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Werder Bremen goalkeeper Tim Wiese saved three penalties against Hamburg on Wednesday to send his team through to the German Cup final against Bayer Leverkusen.

Wiese kept out three of four Hamburg penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time. Werder scored all three of their spot-kicks.

Bremen struck after 11 minutes when defender Per Mertesacker slotted home after Hamburg keeper Frank Rost palmed away a curling free kick from Diego.

Hamburg levelled through Ivica Olic who flicked on a Guy Demel shot after the Croatian failed to beat Wiese. Hamburg captain David Jarolim was sent off for a foul in stoppage time.

Leverkusen beat second division Mainz 4-1 after extra time on Tuesday.

Reuters

~ by footballdirecta on April 23, 2009.

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