Bayer Leverkusen surprise Leipzig

Bayer Leverkusen surprise Leipzig

Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 Leipzig

Goals: Frimpong (24e), Tah (35e) and Wirtz (64e) for the Schwarzroten // Olmo (40e) and Openda (71e) for Roten Bullen

That it will be interesting this second season of Leverkusen under Alonso.

In a totally disjointed game, Bayer Leverkusen got the better of Leipzig at the BayArena this Saturday afternoon (3-2). Despite the confidence in the visitors’ ranks after their success against Bayern, it was Alonso’s lads who quickly made an impression. Serene, they take the advantage before the cool break thanks to Frimpong, well placed to take back a cross from Boniface (1-0, 24e). Better: they even double the bet ten minutes later on a millimeter header from Tah, left abnormally alone on a corner (2-0, 35e). Head under water, Leipzig relies on its fit man, Olmo, to revive the suspense, also precise on a helmet shot from a corner (2-1, 40e).

After the break, Blaswich pulls off a miraculous save on a point-blank attempt by Wirtz (47e). But the deadline is only delayed: on a very lucky strike, the little German genius finds a re-entrant bar to give the break back to his family (3-1, 64e). The three changes made by Rose wake up Leipzig, and Openda opens its counter in an official match with its new team with a head after a discount from Simakan (3-2, 71e). A few moments later, the Belgian has the opportunity to equalize, but misses the inevitable against the empty goal (74e). A failure from which Leipzig will never recover, despite some slight situations at the end of the game.

First defeat for Lukeba, too, who made his debut in Germany.

Leverkusen (3-4-2-1): Hrádecký – Kossounou, Tah, Tapsoba – Frimpong (Arthur, 78e), Palacios, Xhaka, Grimaldo–Hofmann (Hložek, 89e), Wirtz (Andrich, 75e) – Boniface (Amiri, 89e). Coach : Xabi Alonso.

Leipzig (4-2-2-2): Blaswich–Henrichs, Simakan, Orban, Raum–Seiwald (Lukeba, 62e), Schlager (Carvalho, 84e) – Simons (Kampl, 62e), Werner (Poulsen, 62e) – Openda (Forsberg, 76e), Olmo. Coach : Mark Rose.

The other results:

Augsburg 4-4 ​​Monchenglabach

Goals: Rexhbecaj (29e), Bauer (41e), Michael (45e+6, SP) and Vargas (76e) for Augsburg // Itakura (13e), Čvancara (27e and 90e+7) and Ngoumou (37e) for Gladbach

Hoffenheim 1-2 Freiburg

Goals: Kabak (51e) for Hoffenheim // Szalai CSC (39e) and Salai (45e+3) for Freiburg

Stuttgart 5-0 Bochum

Goals: Guirassy (18e and 77e), Zagadu (28e) and Silas (60e and 67e)for Stuttgart

Wolfsburg 2-0 Heidenheim

Goals: Wind (6e and 27e) for Wolfsburg


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