26.05.2022Bayer 04

News in brief: Palacios scores the May Goal of the Month

The fans have decided: Werkself player Exequiel Palacios not only scored the last goal of the season but also the best in the month of May with a spectacular long-range effort. In addition, Iker Bravo is in action with the Spain team in the quarter-finals of the U 17 European Championships today (Thursday 26 May) – today's news in brief.

The icing on the cake: Black and Reds supporters have decided the like2drive Goal of the Month of May was scored by Exequiel Palacios.

All Werkself fans will remember the last minute strike for a long time: On the final matchday, the Werkself number two produced an absolute masterpiece on 97 minutes in the home game against SC Freiburg. With seconds to play, the Argentina international shot from just inside the opposition half into an empty net to secure a 2-1 victory. It is Rudi Völler’s farewell goal and at the same time the perfect conclusion to a successful season in 2021/22. Congratulations, Pala!

You can watch the impressive strike again HERE – that will definitely make waiting for next season half as difficult.

Bravo in U17 euros quarter-finals

While the Germany U17s just missed out on progress to the quarter-finals of the European Championships on Wednesday (25 May) in a 4-3 defeat against France on penalties, Bayer 04 youngster Iker Bravo with the Spain team is challenging for a place in the semi-finals tonight. Bravo & Co. take on neighbours Portugal with the kick off at 19.00 CEST.

Spain progressed to the quarter-finals from Group C after two games. The team under coach Julen Guerrero secured 2-0 wins against Turkey and Belgium with Bravo scoring a goal in each of the two matches.

Portugal finished second in Group D with two wins and one defeat. The Portuguese were in scoring mood in the wins against Scotland (5-1) and Sweden (4-2) but they were on the wrong end of a 3-1 scoreline in the game against Denmark.

Denmark and Serbia face each other in the other quarter-final. The teams from France and the Netherlands have already qualified. A victory for Bravo and his teammates would put them through against France. All the semi-final matches will be played on Sunday 29 May. There will be live streams of every match at

happy birthday

Bayer 04 today congratulate Dominick Drexler on his 32nd birthday. The current Schalke 04 player signed for Leverkusen in 2007 from the Bonner SC U17s. The midfielder played in for the Werkself U19 and Reserve teams before moving on to Rot-Weiß Erfurt in 2010. The 6 foot 1 Drexler also played for Greuther Fürth, Holstein Kiel and FC Köln before joining the Blue and Whites last summer. He has recently been able to celebrate promotion to the top-flight. Many happy returns.

Bayer 04 also wish a relaxed Father's Day to all dads – have a very enjoyable day.

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