Patrik Schick and Charles Aránguiz are two players with slight knocks after the tough away game at VfB Stuttgart (3-1). "They did recovery work today. We'll wait for the next training sessions as the last match was only two days ago. It doesn't look like there are any serious injuries at the moment," declared head coach Gerardo Seoane.
Edmond Tapsoba was back on the pitch on Tuesday for the first time since he tore an ankle muscle in the middle of July. Seoane: "It was his first session working with the ball. It will be a while yet even though the healing process has gone very well so far.
Due to the red card shown to Robert Andrich in the away game at Stuttgart and the ban for three matches, the Swiss head coach has three defensive midfielders unavailable for the next league fixtures – Julian Baumgartlinger and Exequiel Palacios are currently sidelined through injury. "Of course, that's annoying. But here we have the same approach as with all other problems and challenges we have to face: With us, the glass is always half-fall, never half-empty," said Seoane.
He also has other good options in the holding midfield positions, such as Nadiem Amiri, Florian Wirtz and the very impressive Kerem Demirbay in the current campaign who the 42-year-old coach praised for his development and attitude: "Kerem is technically very skilled and has good vision. Recently he has worked more and more for the team, won challenges and done his defensive work."
New portrait photos, videos, funny GIFs from Bayer 04 and the official team photo are in the can: The Media Day – both the DFL and the club team produced content on Tuesday – extending the working day for Hradecky and Co. A total of 18 Werkself players progressed through the different stopping points at the BayArena including the Olympics, European Championship and Copa America participants as well as most of the summer signings. This is how it looked behind the scenes and cameras:
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Kristin Kögel and Lara Marti, two members of the Women's squad celebrate their 22nd birthdays on Tuesday. The third to celebrate their birthday on 21 September is Andrzej Buncol. The UEFA Cup winner of 1988 is 62 today. After ending his playing career, including five years with the Werkself, the Pole became a coach. Today he works alongside Pierre de Wit as the coach of the Werkself U14 team. Many happy returns to all three.
Bayer 04 welcomed 14 media representatives from Africa on Friday, 1 December. The trip for journalists from the likes of Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mozambique, Togo, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana and Togo was organised by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) with the goal of establishing and promoting Africa as a new target market for the Bundesliga.Show more
Bayer 04 has modernised its media working area in the stands at the BayArena and equipped it with new, multifunctional monitors. The 50 screens will be used for the first time for the fixture against Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 13 in the Bundesliga next Sunday, 3 December (kick-off: 17:30 CET) and offer the media representatives working at the BayArena on matchday numerous possibilities.Show more
Bayer 04 have little time to recover from their 2-0 win away at Häcken in the UEFA Europe League, ensuring progress to the round of 16, before their next challenge up against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Sunday (17:30 CET). At his pre-match press conference on Friday morning, head coach Xabi Alonso spoke about BVB and gave a warning about not losing focus.Show more
Spirits are high at Borussia Dortmund following their impressive display and result away at AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. On Sunday (17:30 CET), they want to keep an impressive week going with another scalp in Leverkusen. Here’s the lowdown on our next opponents.Show more