In front of a full house, the match develops into a battle with Preußen taking a 2-0 lead into half-time. In the second half, the Werkself push the opponents back into their own half. Centre forward Helmut Lasser and midfield maestro Richard Job deservedly level with goals on 52 and 68 minutes. Less than seven minutes after the equaliser at 2-2, a Dellbrück defender saves the ball on the line with his hand. Richard Job puts the penalty wide of the target. A real blow seven minutes later: Preußen centre forward Schmidt scores his third goal to keep the title race alive.
Despite this 3-2 defeat, Bayer 04 end the season as champions of the Rhine District League 1 but lose out in the play-off for promotion to the First Oberliga West over two legs against FC Köln. Leverkusen are members of the newly established Second Oberliga West from the 1949/50 season
The images clearly show how important football was to people over 70 years ago. The crowds are on the edge of the pitch and with the missed penalty you can see spectators standing on the pitch next the goal, one with a camera in his hand. You can almost feel the passionate atmosphere at the Preußen stadium…
Klaus Bruckmann was born in Oberhausen on 9 October 1953. He started with football at TuS Grün-Weiss Holten. After his move to MSV Duisburg his coach in the U19 squad was Willibert Kremer. With him, he won the Germany U19 championship in 1972 with a 2-0 win against VfB Stuttgart. He was then signed on professional terms and he played for MSV Duisburg 75 times in the Bundesliga from 1972 to 1977. In June 1975 he played for the Zebras in the cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt but the game ended in a 1-0 defeat.Show more
It is Sunday, 22 October 1933 and it's derby time in Leverkusen. Spvgg Leverkusen 04, with Bayer only appearing in the club name from 1935, and Jahn Küppersteg faced each other in front of 1,000 spectators at the Am Stadtpark Stadium.Show more
In this video you can watch impressive and important goals in the history of Bayer 04 in the month of October. It is not always about the beauty of the goals but also about remembering special games and players.Show more
Bayer 04 Leverkusen travel to newly promoted Eintracht Frankfurt on matchday eight in the 1998/99 season. The Werkself are third in the table with 12 points albeit with a four and seven point gap to the two Munich clubs Bayern and 1860 in first and second place. The start of the season is not seen as successful in spite of the high position. So three points are almost a must at Frankfurt.Show more
The first game in October takes Bayer 04 to the steel town of Solingen. Union Solingen entertain our Werkself at the Herman Löns Stadium in front of 12,000 supporters on Sunday 8 October 1978. The league leaders arrive in confident mood – and go home with a black eye.Show more