Leverkusen won 2:0 against the Glasgow Rangers in Telgte, the goals were scored by Barnetta and Ballack.
Hanno Balitsch started as captain, while Michael Ballack took the lead in the 2nd half. It was a surprise that the reelected Rolfes did not receive the armband when he came in with one hour played.
Barnetta and Schürrle produced a lot of opportunities on the wings for the Werkelf. The new goalkeeper Yelldell did show some minor insecurities over his 90 minutes spin. It will be interesting to see how Dutt reacts to Adler’s injury. I would let Yelldell play the German Cup games and Giefer both Bundesliga and Champions League. The young german goalkeeper is talented and needs every chance to grow.
Schwaab missed yesterday’s friendly, as he still is suffering from some minor muscular inconveniences that arose in the training camp in Austria. Why Bastian Oczipka was not called up is not known.
Robin Dutt after the game
“This was probably our best game in this pre-season and better than against Salzburg as the opponent was much stronger today. The only negative aspect was that we should have made more out of our chances. But I am very satisfied, especially about our ball recovery, management of possessions and superiority in the air. It was also positive that despite many substitutions, we kept our organization.”
Ballack for Balitsch (46 min.)
Sam for Schürrle (46 min.)
Kießling for Derdiyok (46 min.)
Rolfes for Renato (61 min.)
M.Friedrich for Reinartz (66 min.)
Da Costa for Bender (76 min.)
Jørgensen for Castro (76 min.)
1:0 Barnetta (13 min.)
2:0 Ballack (78 min. penalty)
Video Highlights: Bayer04.de
Champions League Flair in Telgte, population: 19.000
Takko Stadium in Telgte
More photos @ 1904-online.de
Results of election for captaincy 2011/12:
1st Captain: Simon Rolfes
2nd Captain: René Adler
Player’s council: The above mentioned + Michael Ballack,Manuel Friedrich and Hanno Balitsch