6.06.2020Bayer 04

News in brief: Zé Roberto’s fingers crossed for the Werkself

The Werkself have a chance to make history against FC Bayern, the Bayer 04 Women are in the DFB Cup semi-finals and FC Saarbrücken are selling virtual tickets: the news in brief on matchday.

BayArena Aktuell available online

Even though Werkself fans have to watch the Bayern Munich game from the sofa, they can still get the key pre-match information ahead of kick-off as usual. As with the home game against VfL Wolfsburg (1-4), the match magazine BayArena Aktuell is available as an ePaper. What do we need to know about the opponents? What are head coach Peter Bosz’ thougts on the game? Click HERE for the matchday magazine #B04FCB.

‘Spieltag – Die Show’ with Zé Roberto

Once again, fans can get in the mood for today’s game 30 minutes before kick-off. From 15.00 CET, the Bayer 04 matchday broadcast ‘Spieltag – Die Show’ will be live on YouTube. The guest for the virtual interview at the Schwadbud: Former Bayer 04 and FC Bayern midfielder Zé Roberto. The 45-year-old is crossing his fingers for the Black and Reds. “My heart’s with Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday,” said the Brazilian. Ahead of kick-off, Dirk Maverick will be singing the club song from home. That will be followed by the Werkself Radio match commentary.

Experience with the whistle

Manuel Gräfe is in charge of today’s top game. The referee has been the man in the middle for 26 Werkself games with Bayer 04 clocking up 15 wins, four draws and seven defeats. In those 26 games, Gräfe has issued 48 yellow and seven red cards against Bayer 04.

Historic opportunity against Bayern

3-1 and 2-1 – the last two league games against the record champions have been impressive. Bailey, Volland, Alario and Tah have fond memories of scoring against Bayern Munich. Will there be a repeat today? Three wins on the bounce would be a new record for the Werkself.

‘Virtual tickets’ for the cup semi-final

Even though the DFB Cup semi-final against FC Saarbrücken is to be played behind closed doors, fans can still be there – at least virtually. FCS are selling virtual tickets now. The income will be used to support their youth teams. Tickets are available from 5 euros at the Saarbrücken web shop.

Women with final chance

Thanks to the outstanding 3-2 win after extra time against Hoffenheim, the Bayer 04 Women went through to the DFB Cup semi-finals. The team coached by Achim Feifel will play SGS Essen. The kick-off at Kurtekotten is on Wednesday, 10 June at 16.00 CET. The final will on 4 July at the Rhein Energie Stadium in Cologne.


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