15.30 Kickoffs: Pohjanpalo hat trick propels Union to precipice of Europe, Werder suffer seventh straight defeat

Joel Pohjanpalo. A hat trick for Finland international Joel Pohjanpalo once again pushed Berlin’s Köpenick club to the edge of Europe in the 2020/21 German Bundesliga table. 

A 3-1 win over SV Werder Bremen in the round 29 fixture at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei also had the effect of deepening the crisis enveloping Florian Kohfeldt’s Hanseaten. 

Werder’s seventh straight defeat leaves them just one point above the relegation playoff place with three matches remaining.