The Werkself are away to Lokomotive Leipzig on Saturday, 7 August, with the kick off at 15.30 CEST. The venue is the prestigious Bruno Plache Stadium, home ground to the North-east Regional League side and winners of the Saxony Cup. The first round tie with Bayer 04 will be broadcast live on the pay-TV channel Sky.
Simon Rolfes, Bayer 04 sporting director, said after the draw: "An interesting draw as we are up against a club with a great football past. Our aim is clearly to go through to the second round. At the same time, we are obviously hoping for a game with real cup character where the fans of both teams can finally provide an atmosphere again. That's what makes DFB Cup games special. We're looking forward to Leipzig."
The Bundesliga has announced its nominees for November’s Player of the Month, with two Werkself players up for the award in Alejandro Grimaldo and Jeremie Frimpong. Fans can now vote for who they want to win.Show more
Bayer 04 will once again be without defender Arthur after the Brazilian right-back suffered a muscular injury in his right thigh in training on Monday.Show more
The Bundesliga has named the three nominees for November’s Rookie of the Month award. Werkself striker Victor Boniface, who has won the trophy in August, September and October, is once again up for the award. Fans have the chance to pick the winner by casting their votes online.Show more
Once again there will be an early bird phase for tickets to Bayer 04 Bundesliga home games in the 2023/24 Rückrunde, open exclusively to Bayer 04 Club members. The latest information.Show more