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Bayer 04 have reached the final of the national cup competition at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin four times. The Werkself won the title in 1993 with a 1-0 win against the Hertha Berlin Reserves. The other finals were all lost, A 4-2 defeat against Schalke in 2002, a 1-0 defeat against Werder Bremen in 2009 and a 4-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in 2020.

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DFB-Pokal - 15.02.2024

DFB-Pokal: Wednesday night semi-final against Düsseldorf

The date for the DFB-Pokal semi-final has been confirmed following last weekend’s draw determining Bayer 04’s next opponents: The home game against second division Fortuna Düsseldorf will be played at the BayArena on Wednesday 3 April with the kick-off at 20:45 CET. ZDF will broadcast the game live. Tickets go on sale on 5 March with further information to follow.

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DFB-Pokal - 10.02.2024

DFB-Pokal: Werkself at home to Fortuna Düsseldorf in semi-finals

The draw for the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal was made on Saturday night: Bayer 04 Leverkusen will host Bundesliga 2 side Fortuna Düsseldorf at the Bay Arena in the round of the final four.

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DFB-Pokal - 07.02.2024

Werkself review #B04VfB: Spectacular cup tie with emotional finale

A nail-biter, unbridled emotion and a happy ending: The Werkself beat VfB Stuttgart in the quarter-finals of the DFB-Pokal thanks to a last-minute strike from Jonathan Tah. The 3-2 victory puts Bayer 04 in the semi-finals. The Werkself review looks back at a memorable cup clash in front of full house at the BayArena.

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DFB-Pokal - 06.02.2024

3-2 against Stuttgart – Late winner secures last four slot

Massive celebrations at the BayArena! Bayer 04 secure progress to the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal with a winner on 90 minutes. In front of a full house at the BayArena, the Werkself twice levelled against VfB Stuttgart before Jonathan Tah headed home to make it 3-2 and ensure massive joy for the Black and Reds.

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DFB-Pokal - 06.02.2024

Matchday news #B04VfB: Crunch cup tie at sold-out BayArena

A floodlit game and two top teams on the pitch: Bayer 04 and VfB Stuttgart meet in front of full house at the BayArena in the DFB-Pokal quarter-finals tonight 6 February (kick-off: 20.45 CET/live on Sky and ARD). Catch up with key information ahead of the clash.

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Die PK vor #B04VfB | Viertelfinale DFB-Pokal
Werkself-TV - 05.02.2024

Alonso ahead of #B04VfB: ‘Very motivated' for the quarter-final at the BayArena

The big cup tie is here: The Werkself entertain VfB Stuttgart on Tuesday 6 February (kick-off: 20.45 CET) in the quarter-final of the DFB Pokal. Ahead of the only all Bundesliga clash in the round of the last eight, head coach Xabi Alonso talked about great anticipation, the opponents from Stuttgart and the support of the fans in a full house at the BayArena.

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Die PK vor dem Pokalspiel gegen Paderborn | Achtelfinale DFB-Pokal
Werkself-TV - 05.12.2023

Alonso ahead of #B04SCP: “A luxury to be able to decide”

Following the weekend’s draw against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, the Werkself are again at home on Wednesday for the visit of Paderborn to the BayArena in the DFB-Pokal last 16 (kick-off: 18:00 CET). Ahead of the game, head coach Xavi Alonso made it abundantly clear that his team will in no way underestimate their Bundesliga 2 opponents.

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Die PK vor dem DFB-Pokalspiel in Sandhausen | 2. Runde DFB-Pokal
Werkself-TV - 31.10.2023

Alonso ahead of #SVSB04: ‘We need the same professionalism as against Ottensen'

Away in the Electoral Palatinate: The Werkself visit third division SV Sandhausen in the second round of the DFB Pokal. The match is on Wednesday night 1 November (kick-off: 18.00 CET) at the GP Stadium am Hardtwald. Speaking at the pre-match press conference on Tuesday afternoon, head coach Alonso warned against taking the forthcoming cup tie for granted and he also announced a number of changes to the team.

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Die PK vor dem Pokalspiel gegen Teutonia Ottensen | 1. Runde DFB-Pokal
Werkself-TV - 11.08.2023

Alonso: Cup opener last year 'a wake-up call for us'

The 2023/24 season is nearly here: Bayer 04 return to competitive football on Saturday 12 August (kick-off: 15.30 CEST) after a four-week preseason. The Werkself are away to FC Teutonia 05 Ottensen in the first round of the DFB Cup played at the Millerntor Stadium in Hamburg. Head coach Xabi Alonso views last year’s early cup exit as a wake-up call.

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