A dramatic ending for Peter Bosz and Bayer Leverkusen in the topper against Bayern Munich. In the very last seconds of the injury time, Leverkusen gave a 1-1 draw. Jonathan Tah lost the ball near his own goal, after which Robert Lewandowski dragged into victory with the second of the evening (1-2).
As a result, Bayern took over the leading position in the Bundesliga from Leverkusen and for the first time in three seasons the South Germans are back at Christmas as Herbstmeister.
It was a night full of missed opportunities for Bayer Leverkusen. The home team played a convincing first half, in which Bayer was the parent party. With fresh and energetic attack football, the Bosz team brutally sought the attack and the opening goal was the deserved reward. After a run by Nadiem Amiri, the new striker Patrik Schick took the ball beautifully on the slipper and left Bayern-goalkeeper Manuel Neuer without a chance.
The 24-year-old Czech was taken over by Leverkusen last summer from AS Roma, which collected 26.5 million euros for rush hour. Last year Schick scored ten goals on a rental basis for RB Leipzig in 22 Bundesliga matches. Leverkusen needed attacking reinforcements after the departure of striker Kevin Volland (AS Monaco) and star player Kai Havertz (Chelsea). Schick had a difficult initial phase in Leverkusen due to a muscle injury, but scored his third in the last four games against Bayern and fourth in total this season.
After the opening goal of Schick, Bayer Leverkusen retained the predominance and there were opportunities to increase the lead further. Schick seemed to turn it into 2-0, but the hit was canceled due to offside.
In the game of Leverkusen Daley Sinkgraven convincingly blew his party along. The former player of SC Heerenveen and Ajax had a good grip on Kingsley Coman as a left-back player and after his outbursts on Leroy Sané, who in turn was changed again. Sinkgraven also regularly engaged in offensive and played football with flair.
Bayern initially disappointed in Leverkusen. The top club from Munich is much less dominant than last season after Hansi Flick took up as a trainer. The Rekordmeister, Germanys strongest for eight consecutive years, has won only three of the last six Bundesliga duels. What is particularly striking is the defensive problems Bayern has this season. In thirteen rounds, Flicks team only managed to keep the zero twice. And with the number of nineteen countergoals that Bayern has already scored, there are five teams in the Bundesliga with fewer hits.
Bayern strikes mercilessly
However, the individual class at Bayern is still huge with striker Robert Lewandowski, who was chosen last week as Best FIFA Mens Player of the last season. The Pole did not play a striking first half, but was exactly in the right place in the 43rd minute, at the first really weak moment of the Leverkusen defense. Young Burkinese defender Edmond Tapsoba delivered the ball too easily, after which both goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky and defender Jonathan Tah went under the ball at a high front of Thomas Müller and Lewandowski could head the ball in the empty target (1-1).
After rest, the battle was more similar and Bayern got the better chances of victory. The closest to the winning goal was the 17-year-old substitute Jamal Musiala, who saw his shot end on the pole. Musiala is a son born in Germany, but largely raised in England, of a Nigerian father and German mother, who is a youth international of England. The final chord seemed to Leverkusen, but Moussa Diaby did not deliver the ball to the invaded Lucas Alaro. It seemed to turn out to be a tie, but that was counted outside of Lewandowski.
After Tahs flatter, the Pole struck mercilessly. Another seventeenth Bundesligagoal in twelve matches for Lewandowski, who is on course for his sixth top scoring title in the Bundesliga and the fourth in a row. Lewandowskis late hit hit hit hit Bosz and his players, who totally defeated the field after the dramatic denunation and the loss of the head position.