The last friendly during the 10-day training camp in Zillertal ended without goals. 1860 Munich proved to be superior in the first half, only in the second 45 minutes did the Werkself take command over the game. Renato Augusto’s shot from 25 meters and Bender’s attempt inside the area that only hit the post could have brought the winner for Leverkusen in an overall boring pre-season friendly.
The players mentioned after the match that they were exhausted and missed the needed freshness to put on a better display. Robin Dutt made 6 changes after the break in comparison to only 2 against Salzburg.
Yelldell for Adler (46 min.)
Reinartz for Toprak (46 min.)
Kadlec for Oczipka (46 min.)
Bender for Rolfes (46 min.)
Barnetta for Sam (46 min.)
Schürrle for Jørgensen (46 min.)
Renato Augusto for Ballack (64 min.)
Derdiyok for Kießling (46 min.)
Mentizis for Balitsch (73 min.)
Bellarabi for Castro (73 min.)
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The Werkself returns to Leverkusen today after a final morning training session. Coach Robin Dutt has given the players Saturday and Sunday off. Training resumes on Monday to prepare Wednesday’s friendly against Glasgow Rangers, a match that will probably be not shown live on TV 😦