The 'Bayer team' led 3-0 after 15 minutes. Centre forward Karl Peckhaus and a brace from Heinstmann were the scorers. Jahn Küppersteg recovered well and were able to pull it back to 3-2 thanks to two goals from their inside left Goldmann. The goalkeeper Ernst König did not look good for the first goal conceded and with the second it was the two defenders Fritz Heider and Karl van Frank. Heinstmann then made it 4-2 before half-time.
The second half brought "some strong challenges that are unavoidable in such a local game" (Anzeiger 23.10.1933). The Küppersteg players again pulled a goal back. Goldmann found the back of the Spvgg net for the third time but the Bayer team hit back with a strike from Karl Stachelscheidt for the final score 5-3.
There were two Jewish players in this team in defender Karl van Frank and his brother Richard, the left winger at Spvgg Leverkusen 04. Their father Samuel owned a cinema in Leverkusen. On 26 November 1933, just one month after this game, the van Frank family fled to the Netherlands. The two young men played the rest of the season for the Werkself travelling to games from the Netherlands. Their names finally disappear from the line-ups from the 1934/35 season. After the invasion of the Netherlands by German troops, the family were able to hide with Dutch friends and thereby avoid deportation to concentration camps. After the war, the brothers followed the profession of their father and opened two cinemas in Haarlem (Richard) and Beverwijk (Karl).
Jahn Küppersteg merged with TuS Manfort to form VfL Leverkusen in July 1950 And the club was dissolved in 2017 with the youth section moving over to SC Leverkusen.
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