It was a tough job in the final phase of today's 2-1 home win against SC Freiburg. The Werkself could have closed the bag early, because especially in the first half, the Bayer was more than dominant. But unfortunately, despite a pass rate that was four times as high as Freiburg's, the decisive punch was missing. Only a more than brilliant individual performance by Flo Wirtz gave us a 1-0 halftime lead. Jonas Hofmann can be relied on, which he proved with the 2:0. Then, however, the connection after a corner (once again) and somehow I had the feeling, gleicht still falls the balance. But the Bayer also distinguishes this season that he then brings such games over time. Summa summarum work victory, another three points and the table leadership further inne. That lets you relax and enjoy the Sunday evening.
Freitag, 27. Oktober 2023
Before the game it was a top match, because first Bayer met second Qarabag. After the game, it must be stated that it was a clear top game from Leverkusen's point of view. Flo Wirtz with a goal and another three assists, Grimaldo with two goals and an additional crossbar. The guests were completely overwhelmed in defense from the beginning, so the 5:1 is completely in order.
Now the team has the opportunity to close the bag in the second leg in two weeks. Then they can continue to rotate in the remaining two international games. That will give us some breathing space and can be more than helpful.
All in all, we successfully cleared the international hurdle yesterday. With the joy of playing, you can only look forward to Sunday and the home match against Freiburg.
Samstag, 21. Oktober 2023
The Werkself wins again today. 2:1 for us is the final score in Wolfsburg and so the series continues. Before the game, I would have been satisfied with a point in the Autostadt, because these are always disgusting games, even if we have always shone there in recent years. All in all, it was a deserved victory, even if the Wolves had one hundred percent shortly before the end. But the neutral observer would also say that we had a few more chances to add a third before that.
Wins like this after the international break are important, as we've often dropped points here in recent years after the players' travel miles. But a three-goal win like today is exactly the points you need to stay in front.
Sonntag, 8. Oktober 2023
As expected, the derby started intensively and with a lot of duels. The Werkself created numerous opportunities from the start and deservedly took the lead after a good 20 minutes. After the restart, the Werkself continued to dominate and scored the third goal in the 67th minute.
Great performance of the Werkself against completely overtaxed Cologne. Bayer created many chances and could have scored even more. The support and the atmosphere were outstanding. Now it's time for the international break. Then it continues to Wolfsburg. And it remains the case that we think from game to game and don't get cocky, that's a major key to success.
Donnerstag, 5. Oktober 2023
I know that there are now 5 euros for the phrase piggy bank. But the old saying goes that the horse only jumps as high as it has to. With 2:1 in Molde, the Werkself takes three points in the second round of the Europa League from Norway. Black and red showed dominance in the first half and also fully deserved to go into the break with 2-0. In the second half, however, it jolted in the woodwork and the Norwegians also came to chances, but in the end the deserved victory for us. Important that our coach rotated seven times and no one was injured on the artificial turf.
Sunday derby against a struggling "Domstadt". Let's get three points there, and then it's off to cool off in another international break.
Bayer 04 progressed to the last 16 of the Europa League as group winners thanks to a composed performance against BK Häcken. Victor Boniface...
That's enough, yes, the Werkself secured sixth place in the league after the 1:1 at home against Union Berlin and will play in the Europ...
After the defeat against Gladbach a week ago, no one would have thought it possible that the factory self in the Champions League Atletico M...
You first have to win games like that against Darmstadt. In the past, the Werkself has often dropped points in such games. Actually, the sig...