The Werkself won it’s first test game by 9:1. Kiessling and Bellarabi each scored a Hattrick. According to Fans watching the match, the central-defense especially Stefan Reinartz was overrun several times.
Coach Robin Dutt said this week, that signing a new centre-back could happen. However he wants to wait and evaluate the situation properly over the next test games and training sessions.
Bayer 04 used in this friendly the same tactical formation as last season under Heynckes:
Toprak for Reinartz (46 min.)
Schwaab for Friedrich (46 min.)
Balitsch for Ballack (46 min.)
Castro for Bender (46 min.)
Vollborn for Giefer (65 min.)
Zenga for R.Augusto (65 min.)
Mentizis for Kiessling (65 min.)
0:1 Kiessling (11 min.)
0:2 Bellarabi (18 min.)
0:3 Sam (24 min.)
0:4 Bellarabi (35 min.)
0:5 Kiessling (42 min./penalty)
0:6 Kiessling (51 min.)
0:7 Bellarabi (58 min.)
1:7 Aydogmus (61 min.)
1:8 Balitsch (82 min.)
1:9 Mentizis (88 min.)
Video Highlights: Bayer04.de
More pictures @ 1904-online.de
Da Costa now forms part of the Bundesliga squad, he will no longer be involved with the youth team like last season. I see him playing a lot of minutes under Dutt.
The other Bayer Youngster Fabrice Vollborn has good chances of becoming the third goalkeeper. If so, with only 18 years, the son of Bayer Legend Rüdiger Vollborn (Uefa-Cup Winner 1988), would automatically make himself with the goal of the second team.