The Poland international joined the Werkself last summer and is now one of the regular starters in the team in her role as a tough midfield dynamo. Matysik played in seven out of twelve games before the winter break before being sidelined for several weeks with a back problem. The midfielder made her comeback at the weekend against SGS Essen.
"Bayer 04 are the first club abroad for Sylwia. She's fitted in brilliantly with us and taken her chance. We are happy to be able to work with her for another two years," said Linda Schöttler, general manager of the Bayer 04 Women's team, looking forward positively to the forthcoming seasons. Head coach Achim Feifel said: "Sylwia has progressed really well with us over the past year. She is a ball-winner, has an outstanding winning mentality and brings a lot of energy to the pitch with her athleticism."
After striker Milena Nikolic agreed an early contract extension at the start of the year and the goalkeeper Friederike Abt (from VfL Wolfsburg) and Dina Blagojević (SC Sand) became the first two summer signings, the personnel plans for next season are taking shape. Frederike Kempe, who signed for Leverkusen in 2015, and home-grown player Selina Garofalo, who moved up to the senior squad from the second team in 2020, are set to leave at the end of the season. The contracts with the two defenders have not been extended. "We would like to thank Frederike and Selina for their games in a Bayer 04 shirt and wish both of them all the best for the future, both in terms of football and also personally," said Schöttler.
The Werkself are looking to seal winning the group against Häcken on matchday five in the UEFA Europa League. Ahead of the game against the Swedish Cup winners on Thursday 30 November (kick-off: 21.00 CET), head coach Xabi Alonso talked about clear aims as well as the busy fixture list up to the winter break – and he recalled a special trip to Gothenburg, tomorrow's venue, as a teenager. Nathan Tella also fielded questions from the journalists on Wednesday night where he spoke about the importance of the Europa League to the club and himself.Show more
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
Bayer 04 Leverkusen back continuity at the top of the club. The Bundesliga and Europa League participants have extended the contract with sporting managing director Simon Rolfes to 2028. The former midfielder and long-standing Werkself captain took over this position as the successor to Rudi Völler in the summer of 2022. He was previously the sporting director at Bayer 04 for three and a half years.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