Florian Wirtz, an attacking midfielder who only turned 17 earlier this month, makes his first-team debut for Leverkusen. He becomes the youngest player to appear for Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, a record that was held by Kai Havertz, and the third youngest for any record.
Nuri Sahin, who holds the overall record, is on the Bremen bench tonight, 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, S Bender, Tapsoba, Sinkgraven; Aranguiz, Demirbay; Wirtz, Amiri, Diaby; Havertz.
Substitutes: Ozcan, Tah, Dragovic, Baumgartlinger, Palacios, Bellarabi, Paulinho, Bailey, Alario.