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UEFA europa League

Bayer 04 have only won this European club competition onc in the 1987/88 season, back then as the UEFA Cup. In the final against Espanyol, the first leg ended in a 3-0 defeat but the team under head coach Erich Ribbeck levelled the scores in the second leg and went on to lift the trophy after winning on penalties.

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Bayer 04 - 13.06.2024

Review of the double-winning season! Part two: Everlasting success

The team under coach Xabi Alonso unwaveringly continued their run in the New Year. They were top at the winter break, beat Bayern Munich and continued to break away from the record champions. Never giving up, scoring an incredible number of crucial goals in added time and going from one win to the next. The second half of this magical 2023/24 season includes a breathtaking number of highlights. The biggest include: Bayer 04 are crowned champions of Germany for the first time and win the DFB Pokal for the second time. The double winners only lost to one team. Part two of our season review.

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Bayer 04 - 12.06.2024

Review of the double-winning season! Part 1: Foundations for a historic campaign

There was already huge anticipation for the 2023/24 season before it even began. Many factors suggested a successful campaign: the coach, the shrewd transfers, the noticeably close connection between the team and the fans, the will to achieve great things together. "Us. For our dream." - four words that were an expression of immense confidence. And which were lived by the club, the team and the fans from the very start, with a lot of heart and passion, and as a given. We take a look back at what was a historic season. In Part 1, we focus on the period from July to Christmas, when the Werkself laid the foundations for the title.

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Europa League - 23.05.2024

Werkself review #ATAB04: 'We'll be back at our best on Saturday!'

It wasn't to be: after a highly emotional journey in the UEFA Europa League, Bayer 04 lost 3-0 to Atalanta in the final, also ending the run of 51 competitive games without defeat. Everything was set up for a historic day for the Black-and-Reds: 12,000 fans supported the Werkself in Dublin, getting into the spirit long before kick-off and also creating a brilliant atmosphere in the stadium. There was no happy ending on the night, though, against superior opponents. The Werkself Review.

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Europa League - 22.05.2024

3-0 defeat - Werkself downed by Atalanta in the Europa League final

The Werkself have lost 3-0 to Atalanta in the UEFA Europa League final. There was no way through for Bayer 04 against a very vigilant Italian defence. Ademola Lookman scored the goals for the Bergamo side in the 12th, 26th and 75th minutes. It was the first defeat for the Black & Reds this season following a run of 51 unbeaten competitive matches.

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Europa League - 22.05.2024

The Werkself in Dublin – live blog

We're in the final of the UEFA Europa League! The last European trip of the 2023/24 season takes the Werkself to Ireland's capital city Dublin, where head coach Xabi Alonso's side take on Atalanta on Wednesday 22 May at 21:00 CEST. We take you with us on this special journey and report up close.

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Die Pressekonferenz mit Xabi Alonso vor dem Europa League Finale
Werkself-TV - 21.05.2024

Alonso ahead of #ATAB04: 'Huge excitement for tomorrow'

Final in Dublin: the Werkself contest the final of the UEFA Europa League against Atalanta on Wednesday 22 May (kick-off 21:00 CEST), with the second trophy of the season in their sights. Head coach Xabi Alonso and Werkself players Jonathan Tah and Granit Xhaka are looking ahead to the showdown at the Dublin Arena with great anticipation. At the press conference, Alonso discussed his development as a coach among other things, while Xhaka spoke about topics including experience of previous finals.

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Die PK mit Xabi Alonso im Rahmen des UEFA Media Open Days
Werkself-TV - 15.05.2024

Alonso ahead of EL final: Atalanta ‘currently one of the toughest opponents in Europe’

A week ahead of the big showdown in Dublin, the focus at Bayer 04 on Wednesday was the final in the UEFA Europa League against Atalanta (22 May, 21.00 CEST). While the Werkself players negotiated numerous photo and interview slots as part of the UEFA Media Open Day, head coach Xabi Alonso fielded questions from journalists at a press conference on the final against the top Italian club.

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Werkself in Europa League final! | Semi-final UEL
Werkself-TV - 10.05.2024

TV highlights of the 2-2 draw against AS Roma

Werkself TV brings you the highlights of Bayer 04's 2-2 draw against AS Roma in the second leg of the semi-finals in the 2023/24 UEFA Europa League campaign...

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Die PK vor #B04ASR mit Alonso und Tapsoba | Halbfinale UEL
Werkself-TV - 08.05.2024

Alonso ahead of #B04ASR: “Expecting a top spectacle with a great atmosphere”

Bayer 04 have the final of the UEFA Europa League firmly in their sights as they prepare to host Roma at a sold-out BayArena for the semi-final second leg on Thursday (kick-off: 9pm CEST). The Werkself have a 2-0 lead from last week’s first leg in Rome and are well placed to reach a first European final in over 20 years. Ahead of the return fixture, head coach Xabi Alonso and defender Edmond Tapsoba spoke at the club’s press conference on Wednesday and gave a warning about a motivated opponent.

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