Head coach Heiko Herrlich will split up his squad on Tuesday. One half – probably the players who played most of the game in the 4-1 win at Hoffenheim on Saturday – will complete two training sessions tomorrow at 10.30 and 15.30 while the rest will get match practice over 90 minutes in the friendly.
Oberhausen, currently managed by former second division pro Mike Terranova (41), are currently seventh in the fourth tier of German football. RWO, like Bayer 04 founded in 1904, enjoyed their most successful period in the club's history in 1969 under coach Adi Preißler, who passed away 15 years ago, when they gained promotion to the Bundesliga where they stayed for four seasons. Their top player at the time was Lothar Kobluhn with the midfielder ending up as top goalscorer in the Bundesliga in 1970/71 with 24 goals to his credit. However, Kobluhn was only presented with the trophy by Kicker 37 years later in 2008 – the reason for the delay was Oberhausen's involvement in the Bundesliga scandal of 1971. Kobluhn also earned his place in the annals of German football when playing at Kaiserslautern on 10 October 1971. He was the first Bundesliga player to be shown the newly introduced red card when he was sent off.
Rot-Weiß were in the second division from 1983 to 1988, 1998 to 2005 and 2008 to 2011. Oberhausen are now in the Regional League West for the sixth season in succession. Coach Terranova played and scored for RWO in the first round of the DFB Cup against Bayer 04 in 2008. The Werkself eventually managed to win 3-2 in extra time with goals from Renato Augusto, Theofanis Gekas and Patrick Helmes.
Monster Energy has been a partner in the Sponsors Club at Bayer 04 Leverkusen since the start of the 2023/24 season. Monster Energy has shown their products at Werkself home games on the LED advertising hoardings at the BayArena. Monster Energy activated the next stage of the partnership with the current Bundesliga league leaders for Bayer 04’s home game against Union Berlin in the middle of November. Monster Energy will continue to present themselves as a reliable and ambitious partner to Leverkusen fans through similar promotional events as at the game against Union Berlin.Show more
Bundesliga leaders Bayer 04 host Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 13 today, Sunday 3 December (17:30 CET), with a capacity crowd expected at the BayArena. Here’s all the latest information ahead of the clash with BVB.Show more
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