The Weser Stadium has long been sold out, and the game will also be broadcast by Sat.1: When Claudio Pizarro, legend of Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich, finally leaves the big football stage on September 24th, many fans want to be there. It's not about the sport, it's about the event as a whole. And that has one or the other celebrity to offer.
As Pizarro announced to the Deichstube, Max Kruse will play, among others. "He's there because he has time now," Pizarro smiled about the ex-Breman, who was suspended at VfL Wolfsburg at the weekend. In addition, the Brazilian offensive strategist Diego may be there. The 37-year-old now plays for Flamengo and was active at Werder from 2006 to 2009. "It's not clear if he'll come because he has a lot of games in Brazil. But he really wants to be there and tries everything," said Pizarro.
In the meantime, a few other names have also been fixed. Maximilian Eggestein, Torsten Frings, Per Mertesacker, Tim Borowski, Philipp Bargfrede, Mikael Silvestre, Felix Wiedwald, Peter Niemeyer, Clemens Fritz, Marco Bode and Dieter Eilts will play for Werder. So far, Bayern have included Giovane Elber, Paulo Sergio, Philipp Lahm, Andreas Ottl and Owen Hargreaves. Franck Ribery had to pull out due to injury.
In his career, Pizarro made 327 appearances for Bayern Munich (125 goals, 53 assists) and 320 times for Werder (153 goals, 53 assists). He was also active for Chelsea FC, Allianza Lima and briefly for 1. FC Köln.
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This article was originally published on 90min.com as These Stars Join the Pizarro Farewell Game.