10.05.2022Bayer 04

News in brief: ‘Back again’ shirts sold out

The special memento of the 13th qualification for the Champions League has been sold out. Other subjects in Tuesday’s news in brief: Golden boots, top-quality basketball and two birthday greetings…

The limited edition T-shirt marking the Werkself’s qualification for the UEFA Champions League has been on sale for less than 04 days and Bayer 04 have announced: Sold out! The stock at the online shop and the club fan shops has been sold so that 1,800 Black and Red fans are now proud owners of the "Back again – Bayer in the Champions League" T-shirt.

Golden boot: Schick moves up the rankings

Bayer 04 have one of the four best strikers in Europe in their own ranks since last weekend. Patrik Schick, who netted a brace in the 4-2 win against TSG Hoffenheim, has moved into the Golden Boot rankings in fourth place. Like Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain), the Czech Republic international has scored 24 goals for the Werkself in the league this season.

Only Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich/34 goals) plus Ciro Immobile (Lazio/27) and Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/26) are ahead of Schick in the rankings. Goal scored by players in the top European leagues are multiplied by a factor of two and goals by players from the other leagues by a factor of 1.5 or 1.

Basketball: Play-offs in Leverkusen

The Bayer Giants Leverkusen play their third game in the play-off semi-finals in a best-of-five tonight (Tuesday) 10 May. They are currently 2-0 down against Tigers Tübingen after two away games and now comes the first home match at the Ostermann Arena in Leverkusen. It starts at 19.30 CEST and the Bayer Giants look forward to support in the race to the top-flight in basketball. Click here for tickets.

Quiz for Wörns

50 up! Bayer 04 congratulates Christian Wörns on his birthday. The former central defender joined Bayer 04 from SV Waldhof Mannheim in the summer of 1991 and then went on to make 211 Bundesliga appearances for the Werkself in the following seven years (13 goals, seven assists). The 66-time Germany international moved on to Borussia Dortmund where he ended his playing career in Germany's top flight with an impressive 469 appearances. The Mannheim-born defender is 19th in the ranking of most appearances in the Bundesliga.

On his birthday, the former Leverkusen player, now a youth coach with the German Football Association (DFB) since 2019, answered questions on his time at Leverkusen. Here is the video on Facebook.

happy birthday, Amine!

The current Werkself player Amine Adli also celebrates his birthday on this Tuesday – the forward is now 22 years old. After joining the club from FC Toulouse in the summer of last year, the left-footer has developed into a Bundesliga player. Adli has also made his debut and played four other internationals for the France U21s. Ruled out with a thigh injury since the end of March, Adli has made 25 appearances in the Bundesliga this term (three goals, two assists). Enjoy your day and get fit soon, Amine!

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