In the first half, Bayer 04 are playing into a low sun and very strong wind. Leverkusen are unable to make the most of dominating possession. The two sides going goalless at half-time.
After the restart, the hosts are camped in the opposition half. Dr Klaus Heydenreich, with an assist from Hans-Otto Peters, gives Bayer 04 the deserved lead at 1-0 on 50 minutes with the help of the wind. A minute later, with a counter-attack from Herten, goalkeeper Friedhelm Renno makes a save with a full-length dive. He collides with a Herten player and both fall to the ground. But the Bayer keeper does not get up again. He has broken his ankle. Renno is carried off on a stretcher and defender Werner Biskup pulls on the keeper’s shirt.
With eleven against ten, the visitors sense a chance and pepper the stand-in goalkeeper. But he not only surprises the spectators. Diving, catching and punching he keeps a clean sheet. And the ten Leverkusen players not only resist but also go on the front foot. Heydenreich increases the lead with two more goals on 65 and 80 minutes to make it 3-0 and clock up a hat-trick. The fourth goal on 85 minutes is scored by the young Hans-Joachim Wöhler who made the step up to the first team from the youth ranks in the summer. Werner Biskup did have to pick the ball out of the back of the net in the end. But that doesn't matter as all the Bayer 04 fans go home happy after the 4-1 win. New Year's Eve 1963 can come.
Marek Lesniak was born on 29 February 1964 in Goleniow in Poland. He played in the youth teams at Pomorzanin Nowogard as a youngster. He was awarded a contract at Polish top-flight side Pogon Stettin at the age of 18 and was very successful there for six years.Show more
Schalke 04 are level on points with FC Köln at the top of the Oberliga West in February 1945. The Werkself are mid-table with the same number of points as games and they travel to Gelsenkirchen with suitable respect on 7 February 1954.Show more
In this video you can watch impressive and important goals in the history of Bayer 04 in the month of February. It is not always about the beauty of the goals but also about remembering special games and players.Show more
The Werkself are away to Hannover 96 on 14 February 2004 at the AWD-Arena which was then under reconstruction. Bayer 04 suffered two defeats after the winter break. The team led by coach Klaus Augenthaler lost 1-0 at SC Freiburg and 2-1 a week later at home to newly promoted Eintracht Frankfurt. Nevertheless, the Werkself are still in touching distance of the Champions League qualifying spots.Show more
Leverkusen is white in February 1979. The snow is piled up as much as in January and the team under coach Willibert Kremer has not played a championship home game since 22 November.Show more