"Today we only practised drills rather than moves but it's good that Lars got through the session without any problems. That gives us hope that we can increase his workload over the week so he can be back on the pitch on Saturday," said Heiko Herrlich, who ruled the 28-year-old out of the Gladbach game. According to the medical section, the absence of Havertz, Volland and Wendell is due to resting them or controlling workloads. Sven Bender, recently sidelined with an ankle injury, was able to train on his own on Monday.
There is good news regarding Lukas Hradecky. The 28-year-old Finn left the protective helmet he has been wearing in training following his jaw operation in the dressing room. He also took part in goalkeeping training without his mask. There is no final diagnosis at the moment but it is to be assumed he will return to full training in the near future. However, Herrlich has ruled him out for Saturday: "We don't want to take any unnecessary risks with Lukas."Rambo Özcan will be in goal again for the first Werkself home game of the season.
The annual Black and Red Week is drawing to a close. And day 04, on Sunday 26 November, brings you an exclusive offer on Bayer 04 membership…Show more
The annual Black and Red Week is here. And day three on Saturday 25 November brings discounted tickets for the two home games against SC Paderborn 07 (DFB-Pokal Round of 16) and Molde FK (UEFA Europa League) plus an offer on the Werkself away shirt…Show more
Bayer 04 and Werder Bremen meet for the 85th time in the Bundesliga on Saturday 25 November (kick-off: 15.30 CET). The overall record is still in favour of Werder Bremen (27 wins, 34 draws, 20 defeats) but the Werkself are ahead in terms of goal difference (134 to 127). And the Green and Whites have only won one of the last 12 games against the Black and Reds. The lowdown on our next opponents.Show more
Bayer 04 are again participating in the Orange Your City campaign on this year's International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The BayArena will be floodlit in orange from 17.002 23.00 CET on 25 November.Show more