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‘Pala’, who joined Bayer 04 at the start of 2020, had an outstanding first six months at Leverkusen. He missed the first three league games due to a suspension from his time at River Plate. After that he was a victim of the good Bayer 04 performances at that stage. There are no doubts about the quality of the midfielder who won the Copa Libertadores – the South American equivalent of the Champions League – with River Plate in 2018. Palacios combines aggressive play against the ball with creative ability. The shirt number 25, once worn by Bernd Schneider, is an incentive for him: "It's an honour and responsibility to wear this shirt."
Bayer 04 will have to manage without World Cup winner Exequiel Palacios. The midfielder suffered a muscle injury in his right thigh during the top game away to RB Leipzig on Bundesliga Matchday 18 on Saturday night. That was the outcome of an MRI examination the day after the 3-2 away win for the Werkself and it means the 25-year-old Argentinian will have to watch from the sidelines for the time being.Show more
Midfielder Exequiel Palacios will be heading home to Argentina over the Christmas holidays. The ideal opportunity to learn from the World Cup winner what a typical Christmas is like in the southern hemisphere. While temperatures drop to freezing and thick jackets are the order of the day in Germany, there’s sunshine during the summer holidays in South America. In an interview with bayer04.de, the 25-year-old also talks about what he enjoys most about the festive period in Germany and how good he is at wrapping presents.Show more
Bayer 04 Leverkusen have agreed to extend the contract with Argentinian World Cup winner Exequiel Palacios due to run out in the summer of 2025. The midfielder has penned a new deal to 30 June 2028 with the Werkself who he joined from River Plate at the start of 2020.Show more
Werkself player Exequiel Palacios is a guest on the 'aktuelles sportstudio' TV programme on ZDF on Saturday 29 April. As the only current World Cup winner in the Bundesliga, the Argentina international will face questions from presenter Sven Voss from 23.00 CEST.Show more
The vote for Bundesliga Player of the Month in March is here again and the Bayer 04 players Jeremie Frimpong and Exequiel Palacios are the two Werkself players on the nomination list. Black and Red fans can vote for their favourite up to and including Sunday 2 April.Show more