Florian Wirtz, a striker who turned 17 earlier this month, makes his debut at Leverkusen for the first time. He becomes the youngest player to appear for Leverkusen on Bundesliga, a record that was maintained by Kai Havertz and the third youngest in any record.
Nuri Sahin, who holds the general record, is today on the Bremen bench, wondering what happened.
Werder Bremen (4-3-3) Pavlenka; Gebre Selassie, Veljkovic, Moisander, Friedl; M. Eggestein, Vogt, Bargfrede; Bittencourt, Selke, Rashica.
Substitutes: Kapino, Lang, Osako, Langkamp, Sahin, Sargent, Bartels, J Eggestein, Woltemade.
Bayer Leverkusen (4-2-3-1) Hradecky; Weiser, Tapsoba, S Bender, Sinkgraven; Aranguiz, Demirbay; Wirtz, Amiri, Diaby; Havertz.
Substitutes: Ozcan, Tah, Dragovic, Baumgartlinger, Palacios, Bellarabi, Paulinho, Bailey and Alario.