Argentina scored the first goal of the night on 35 minutes and Lionel Messi made it 2-0 with a penalty in the middle of the second half (73'). The Netherlands team refused to give up and the former Bundesliga player Wout Weghorst found the back of the net on 83 and 90+11 minutes – giving the 88,000 spectators 30 minutes of extra time. There were no more goals scored so it came down to penalties. Argentina progressed to the last four by missing one less spot kick than the Oranje. Both Exequiel Palacios with Argentina and Jeremie Frimpong with the Netherlands did not play on the night.
Palacios and Co. face Croatia in the semi-finals. Croatia beat Brazil 2-1 on penalties in the other quarter-final. The match on Tuesday 13 December kicks off at 20.00 CET.
Sardar Azmoun with Iran and Piero Hincapie with Ecuador went out of the 2022 World Cup at the group stage.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen have given U17 player Francis Onyeka a long-term contact. The club has agreed a deal with the 16-year-old to 30 June 2027.Show more
#B04eSports team suffered the first defeat of the season on matchday five in the VBL Club Championship 2023/24. Last night’s other games ended in a win and a draw. The Black and Reds are now fifth in the North West division.Show more
The fans have decided: The goal scored by Florian Wirtz to make it 1-0 for Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the 2-1 home win against SC Freiburg was voted Goal of the Month for October with 45 % of the votes cast. The 20-year-old Werkself player won the vote conducted by ARD-Sportschau by a clear margin ahead of second-placed Harry Kane (Bayern Munich).Show more
BK Häcken have yet to gain a point in Group H. The club from Gothenburg entertain the Werkself on Thursday 30 November (kick-off: 21.00 CET). Häcken will be looking to improve their record in the last European home game of the year against the group leaders.Show more
Bayer 04 celebrate a special anniversary next year. 1 July 1904 saw the foundation of the sports club from the paint factories called the ‘Turn- und Spielverein der Farbenfabriken vorm. Friedr. Bayer & Co. in Leverkusen’Show more