After Wednesday night’s high-intensity clash in Frankfurt (2-2), the 56-year-old put the speedy recovery of his players centre stage. “We have to have the necessary freshness against Bremen,” Feifel said. The reason: Werder did not play during the week and are therefore likely to be more rested than the Black and Reds ahead of the game in Leverkusen.
In any case, the Green and Whites are better than their position in the league table suggests despite having no points and a goal difference of three for and 15 against after four games in the FLYERALARM Women’s Bundesliga. “We’ll have to work hard on everything again. Nothing happens on its own in this league,” added Feifel.
The skipper Jessica Wich returned to action after an injury lay-off in the draw at Frankfurt, playing a key role in midfield up to her substitution on the hour mark. Her vice-captain Nina Brüggemann missed the game against Eintracht but is also well on the way to recovery. “We’re waiting for the last training sessions ahead of the game to decide whether she’s an option for Sunday,” said Feifel. A win against the Green and Whites would put the Werkself Women on ten points after six games.
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
Bayer 04 have little time to recover from their 2-0 win away at Häcken in the UEFA Europe League, ensuring progress to the round of 16, before their next challenge up against Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga on Sunday (17:30 CET). At his pre-match press conference on Friday morning, head coach Xabi Alonso spoke about BVB and gave a warning about not losing focus.Show more
Spirits are high at Borussia Dortmund following their impressive display and result away at AC Milan in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday. On Sunday (17:30 CET), they want to keep an impressive week going with another scalp in Leverkusen. Here’s the lowdown on our next opponents.Show more