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2019-20 German Bundesliga
  • Sven Michel (90')

Paderborn snatch second win of season with last-minute VAR decision

Struggling Paderborn snatched only their second Bundesliga win of the season on Sunday, beating Werder Bremen 1-0 away with a last-minute goal awarded following a VAR review.

Substitute Sven Michel, who had only been on the pitch for six minutes, swept home Streli Mamba's pass in the 90th minute and, although the goal was initially disallowed for offside against Mamba, referee Sascha Stegemann changed his mind after a lengthy VAR review.

Bremen, themselves a modest 14th in the 18-team table, had the better chances and appeared closer to a winner in the latter stages as Milot Rashica fired over and Leonardo Bittencourt sent a shot into the side netting.

Paderborn, who have eight points from 14 games, moved off the bottom of the table on goal difference from Cologne who earlier lost 2-0 at Union Berlin where Sebastian Andersson scored both goals for the hosts, who are 10th.

The Swede fired the opener in the 33rd minute from a corner and struck again five minutes after the break as he ran onto Christian Gentner's pass and his shot trickled over the goal line before Sebastian Bornauw could clear it.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 RB Leipzig 18 +30 40
2 Bayern Munich 18 +28 36
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 18 +13 35
4 Borussia Dortmund 18 +19 33
5 Schalke 04 18 +10 33
6 Bayer Leverkusen 18 +5 31
7 SC Freiburg 18 +5 29
8 TSG Hoffenheim 18 -4 27
9 VfL Wolfsburg 18 -2 24
10 FC Augsburg 18 -5 23
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 18 -1 21
12 FC Union Berlin 18 -6 20
13 FC Cologne 18 -11 20
14 Hertha Berlin 18 -11 19
15 Mainz 18 -15 18
16 Werder Bremen 18 -17 17
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf 18 -19 15
18 SC Paderborn 07 18 -19 12