4.07.2022Bayer 04

News in brief: Palacios back in Leverkusen

The training ground is getting busier: Werkself player Exequiel Palacios is back in Leverkusen after international duty and a summer break. Together with his teammates, the Argentina international started the new week of the preseason on Monday afternoon 4 July in the shadow of the BayArena. Also in today's news in brief: TSV Bayer 04 para athletes have set a new world record in the 4 x 100 metre relay.

Following on from Patrik Schick and Charles Aránguiz, Exequiel Palacios is the third international player back in Leverkusen at the start of the second week of the preseason. The midfielder completed large parts of full training in the first session of the new season. Head coach Gerardo Seoane focused on a range of moves in restricted space.

After the joint warm-up routine, Schick worked one-to-one on his finishing with fitness coaches Schahriar Bigdeli and Daniel Jouvin.


open training daily

This week, Robert Andrich and Co. will be on training pitch one daily from 10.30 CEST by the BayArena. All sessions are open to Black and Red fans. The Seoane team also have a second session in the stadium on Tuesday 5 July and Thursday 7 July.

Please note: Changes may be made at short notice, Bayer 04 will inform fans via the club media.

The Werkself play the first preseason friendly on Saturday 9 July. The match against third division MSV Duisburg is in Velbert at 15.30 CEST. The ticket office at the IMS Arena is open two hours before kick-off at 13.30 CEST.

TSV Sprinters set world record

The 4 x 100 metre relay team of German para-athletes set a new record on Friday 1 July at the home meeting for TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Fritz Jacobi facility: First leg runner Phil Grolla, Johannes Floors, Markus Rehm and final leg runner Felix Streng completed the run in an incredible 40.52 seconds and are now the new world record holders.

The previous record time of 40.73 seconds was set by the USA at the 2013 World Cup in Lyon. "Of course, we hoped we could do that time. But it's simply fantastic that it really happened in the end," raved Rehm following the race.

A number of TSV athletes also produced personal bests at the home meeting. Congratulations and great respect for all the performances.

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