Bayer Leverkusen clearly led Borussia Dortmund during the break. The BVB took up the pace late, but managed to turn the spectacular game around shortly before the end.
Borussia Dortmund won through a strong final phase at Bayer Leverkusen. After the 4:2 (0:2) victory, the BVB is now in first place in the table. Leverkusen went through goals from Mitchell Weiser (9th minute) and Jonathan Tah (39th) with a clear lead into the break. In the second round, BVB entered the match and equalled with Jacob Bruun Larsen (65th) and Marco Reus (69th). The substitute Paco Alcácer provided the lead in the 85th minute and shortly before the final whistle for the 4:2 final score (90.+4).
The 1:0 was a perfect example for the game idea of the Leverkusen team: Lars Bender used Kai Havertz, who played directly to Lucas Alario on the wing. His high ball into the back found the moved up Weiser, left alone by the BVB, who shot the ball into the long corner with a worth seeing direct reduction (9.).
Lars Bender Honours
- UEFA European Under-19 Championship: 2008
- Summer Olympic Games: Silver Medal, 2016
- Fritz Walter Medal U17 Gold Medal 2006
- UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship Golden Player: 2008
The second goal fell in consequence of the aggressive Leverkusener Nachsetzen. Dortmund was too slow after a fire corner to clear the ball from the penalty area. Bayer pressed the BVB defensive, conquered the ball and via Havertz he reached Tah. He loaded Achraf Hakimi and scored the 2-0 lead (39th).
In the second half, the BVB first came to a first good chance. After a corner, Reus got to the ball, but was pushed over the goal by Tah (48th). Bayer answered again with speed: Brandt ran unchallenged through the midfield and failed with his shot from the edge of the penalty area against the strong parrying Roman Bürki (50th).
Leverkusen continued to put the visitors under pressure: After winning the ball in the 54th minute, Havertz played to Lars Bender, who played for Kevin Volland. However, he only hit the post. Just three minutes later Bürki saved again against Brandt.
After one hour Dortmund took the pace of the hosts and rewarded for more courage in the offensive. At first Hakimi brought the ball to Reus at the long post, the attacker failed at Lukas Hradecky, who could only fend off in the middle to Bruun Larsen, who pushed in to 1:2 (65th). Only three minutes later, Jadon Sancho picked up speed after a quick Bürki drop at his own goal, played a double double pass with Reus and the German international scored to equalize.
Leverkusen seemed shocked, the BVB remained stubborn and was successful. After a presentation by Hakimi, Alcácer first scored the lead (85th) and scored shortly before the final whistle to the 4:2 final score into the empty Leverkusen goal (90.+4). Fansbet is an easy to navigate and simple site that makes betting a simple task.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen – Borussia Dortmund 2:4 (2:0)
1:0 Weiser (9.)
2:0 Tah (40.)
2:1 Bruun Larsen (65.)
2:2 Reus (69.)
2:3 Alcácer (85.)
2:4 Alcácer (90.+4)
Leverkusen: Hradecky – Weiser (70th Jedvaj), Tah, S. Bender, Wendell – L. Bender, Kohr – Volland, Havertz, Brandt (79th Paulinho) – Alario (70th Bailey)
Dortmund: Bürki – Hakimi, Akanji, Zagadou, Diallo – Witsel, Delaney (46th Dahoud) – Pulisic (68th Sancho), Bruun Larsen – Philipp (63rd Paco Alcácer), Reus
Yellow cards: Wendell – Delaney