After the victory against F.C. Köln and the defeat of Fortuna Düsseldorf, for the last date of the Bundesliga, Werder Bremen was saved from direct descent and the permanence against Heindenheim, a team that plays in the German Second Division, must be played. Both duels are agreed for July 2 and 6.
At 41 years old and close to retirement, Claudio Pizarro ended his contract on June 30 last. However, realizing the current situation of the club that opened doors in Europe and of which he is now an idol, he did not hesitate to extend it for 6 days; Enough time to write one more achievement within your wide repertoire. Besides, «El Bombardero de Los Andes» is expected to score his first goal of the season in this defining series, since, in 21 games played, he does not record goals or assists.
It is necessary to emphasize that, in addition to Pizarro, key players such as Vartels, Bittencurt, Vogt, Lang, Toprak, and Langkamp joined the work of the Peruvian striker and will stay to fight for permanence. On the other hand, the numbers reflect the current situation of Bremen, since they have only won 8 games out of 34 played. Also, they register 7 draws and 19 defeats.
Recall that the national striker debuted in 1996 in Deportivo Pesquero; but it was when he belonged to the ranks of Alianza Lima in 1999 where, after a game in which he scored 5 goals, ´Scouts´ of the Teutonic team contacted him and kept him in their ranks until 2001, the year in which he was hired by Bayern Munich. After countless titles won, he signed in 2007 for Chelsea; however, he did not have the same luck. In 2009 he returned to Bremen, but in 2012 he was requested again by the Bavarians, a team in which he is also an idol. In 2018 he returned to the green-white team after a brief stint at F.C. Köln. Finally, he is the fifth top scorer of the Peruvian National Team, registering 20 goals in 85 official matches. Also, he participated in the Copa América 2004, 2007 and 2015, obtaining the third place in the last one.