Bremen - Leverkusen

Germany: Bundesliga
Bremen T. Gebre Selassie (30)
Weserstadion Platz 111-4
Leverkusen K. Havertz (28), K. Havertz (33), M. Weiser (61), K. Demirbay (78)
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Florian Wirtz becomes the youngest player to feature for Leverkusen in the Bundesliga

By Rune Gjerulff

Florian Wirtz is set to become Bayer Leverkusen's youngest Bundesliga debutant on Monday evening, overtaking the record held by his teammate Kai Havertz.

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At the age of 17 years and 15 days, Florian Wirtz will become the youngest player to ever feature for Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga when he starts against Werder Bremen on Monday evening.


The record was previously held by Wirtz's teammate Kai Havertz, who was 17 years and 126 days when he made his debut for the club – coincidentally against Werder as well.

Additionally, Wirtz becomes the third-youngest Bundesliga debutant of all time behind Nuri Sahin (16 days, 11 months and 1 day) and Yann Aurel Bisseck (16 years, 11 months and 28 days).

The attacking midfielder, who has scored two goals and made three assists in four games for Bayer Leverkusen's under-19 team, joined 'Die Werkself' from FC Köln's youth ranks in January.


Bremen
(4-3-3)
1Jiří Pavlenka
23Theodor Gebre Selassie
13Milos Veljkovic
18Niklas Moisander (C)
32Marco Friedl
35Maximilian Eggestein
3Kevin Vogt ↩85
44Philipp Bargfrede ↩54
10Leonardo Bittencourt ↩71
9Davie Selke ↩71
7Milot Rashica ↩85
Bench
27Stefanos Kapino
8Yūya Ōsako ↪85
19Joshua Sargent ↪71
24Johannes Eggestein ↪54
41Nick Woltemade ↪71
4Michael Lang
15Sebastian Langkamp
17Nuri Şahin
22Fin Bartels ↪85
Leverkusen
(4-2-3-1)
1Lukáš Hradecky
23Mitchell Weiser
12Edmond Tapsoba
5Sven Bender
22Daley Sinkgraven
20Charles Aránguiz ↩85
10Kerem Demirbay
27Florian Wirtz ↩62
11Nadiem Amiri ↩71
19Moussa Diaby ↩62
29Kai Havertz (C) ↩85
Bench
28Ramazan Özcan
7Paulinho ↪85
9Leon Bailey ↪62
13Lucas Alario ↪85
4Jonathan Tah
6Aleksandar Dragović
15Julian Baumgartlinger ↪71
25Exequiel Palacios
38Karim Bellarabi ↪62

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