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It is Friday, 4 October 1996. A night match, always special at the old Ulrich Haberland Stadium. Hansa Rostock are the visitors and they take the lead on eight minutes through Stefan ‘Paule’ Beinlich. The Bayer team play with aggression but without any real penetration. Rostock are shaken just before half-time when the Rostock player André Hofschneider is sent off. Just before and after the break, Paulo Sergio turns the game round to put the Werkself 2-1 up. Markus Feldhoff and Erik Meijer score to make it 4-1.
The Rostock coach Frank Pagelsdorf complains about his players being “hunted down”. Bayer 04 coach Christoph Daum replies: “We hunt down every opponent.” And general manager Reiner Calmund, confronted with accusations, counters curtly: “Haven’t we played long enough here.” The new Bayer 04 pleases everyone, both players and fans, and second spot in the table shows the quality of the Werkself.
Five years later, 20 October 2001: another opponent, but almost the same course of the game fast. VfB Stuttgart visit the BayArena on matchday 10 and they take the lead on nine minutes with a goal scored by Ganea. The leveller comes before half-time from a somewhat fortunate free kick by Zé Roberto. The Werkself overrun the Swabians in the second half and win the match 4-1 with additional goals from Boris Zivkovic, Lucio and the substitute Dimitar Berbatov.
For the first time in that season, coach Klaus Toppmöller cherishes thoughts of winning the title. The way the Bayer 04 group play provides additional hope.
HERE are TV highlights of the clash with VfB.
Jürgen Röber was born on 25 December 1953 in Gernrode in former East Germany. He came to the west with his parents in 1956, living in Bertlich in the district of Recklinghausen and playing for SuS Bertlich up to U15 level. He then moved to FC Zons in the Lower Rhine region and spent his final youth years there. Werder Bremen became aware of the strong-running midfielder via Verbandsliga clubs Ford Niehl and TuS Lingen and brought him into the Bundesliga in 1974.Show more
In 1963 there was a matchday between Christmas and New Year. 3000 spectators came to the Ulrich Haberland Stadium on 29 December. In blazing sunshine and wonderful winter weather, Bayer 04 play SpVgg Herten, a club from Recklinghausen, on a good playing surface. In a time before substitutes with injured players staying on the pitch like statues, the Werkself are fighting to stay up. .Show more
In this video you can watch impressive and important goals in the history of Bayer 04 in the month of December. It is not always about the beauty of the goals but also about remembering special games and players.Show more
Matchday 17 in the 1983/84 season brings a derby at the Ulrich Haberland Stadium. It is 9 December 1983, the last game before the winter break. Our stadium is, unimaginable today, not sold out but does have a decent crowd of 15,000. Around 2,000 spectators have crossed the Rhine from Cologne.Show more
On Saturday, 2 December 1978, Bundesliga 2 northern section leaders Bayer 04 hosted the team sitting third in the southern section, SpVgg Bayreuth, in the third round of the DFB-Pokal.Show more