22.11.2022Bayer 04

Werkself play FC Zürich in December friendly

Bayer 04 play their last game in 2022 against FC Zurich on Saturday 17 December. The friendly against the Swiss champions will kick off at 13.00 CET at the Ulrich Haberland Stadium in Leverkusen. The game in the build-up to Christmas is among a number of events planned for Bayer 04 fans with further details to follow in the next few days.

FC Zürich were champions of the Swiss Super League last season under head coach André Breitenreiter (now at TSG Hoffenheim) with a commanding 14 point lead over the runners-up. The current campaign has been less successful for the club from Zürich: FCZ are currently next to bottom in the Swiss league with twelve points from 16 games.

The Werkself and FC Zürich have previously met three times. Bayer 04 secured an emphatic 5-0 win in a group match in the UEFA Cup in 2007/08. In 2018/19, there was one win each in Group A of the UEFA Europa league: FC Zürich won 3-2 at home and the Werkself secured a 1-0 victory in the return match.

Information on ticket sales will be available nearer the time on Bayer 04 club channels.

werkself Winter timetable

The winter timetable for the Alonso team is as follows: After the #Bayer04USATour to St. Louis from 13 to 18 November, the Werkself now have time off up to 30 November. Lukas Hradecky and Co. will then return to training in Leverkusen from 1 to 18 December. On 10 December there is a friendly away to Scottish record champions Rangers in Glasgow with the friendly against FC Zürich the last match in 2022 for Bayer 04.

The Werkself players will have time off over the festive period before returning on 3 January 2023 for the final preparations ahead of competitive matches in the New Year.

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