The Dutch international Wout Weghorst arrived home with the winning goal with eight minutes left to lift his team to sixth place and the qualifying point of the Europa League, its 12th season.
In contrast, Florian Kohfeldt’s fall is second from below, six points from automatic safety and three behind the relegation playoff, with only four games left.
Since the start of the Bundesliga in 1963, Werder has been on Germany’s top flight for 55 years, only relegated in 1980 before immediately bouncing off the following season.
But the two-time winners in the 2003/04 season have struggled in recent years and the form has been bad since the restart of the current campaign, losing two home games.
A visit to the bottom of Paderborn next weekend and a clash with relegated Mainz opponents could prove crucial, but Werder must also face Bayern Munich in a fortnight in a match that could see Bayern seal a seal. continuous crown of the Bundesliga.
“The last two defeats at home have been very disappointing. We have to win next week. We will fight until the end,” Werder boss Nicolas Mossander told the club’s social media feed.
Before the start, both teams gathered around the main circle at Weser Stadium before falling to one knee, repeating a gesture of the players of Borussia Dortmund and Hertha Berlin on Saturday.
A recent 1-1 draw for the Berlin Union against Schalke did little to help Werder.
The Union was a heavyweight to be relegated before the start of the season, but lost seven points to Werder with a valuable draw in the capital.
Schalke, just 15 points from the start of the Bundesliga, reached the opening of Robert Andrich in the 11th minute, but at least saved a point through the strike of the 28th minute by Jone Kenny, who is on loan from her team. English Premier League, Everton.
Reflecting on the pre-match process in the previous match, both teams knelt in a gesture against racism made for the first time by NFL player Colin Kaepernick in 2016.