At the end of the 9th matchday, the Rhinelander couldn’t get past a goalless draw against Hertha BSC in the local BayArena. (Results of the Bundesliga)
Through the point, Leverkusen moved past Borussia Dortmund in third place, which surprisingly lost 1: 2 against 1. FC Köln on Saturday. The gap to Bayern grew to three points. Berlin Hertha is still stuck in the lower half of the table and remains 13th (Bundesliga table)
Series from Bayer Leverkusen tears
The Werkself remain undefeated after nine games this season with the draw and were unable to continue their streak of five wins.
“In the past we might have lost a game like this. Today we took a point with us. We’ll see at the end of the season how important this might be,” said Bayer coach Peter Bosz.
In a moderately entertaining game, Bayer only had the best chance of the game in stoppage time when Lars Bender headed the Hertha goal by just a few centimeters.
Bosz had to do without three regular employees at short notice.
Bayer coach Bosz has to do without Alario
Striker Lucas Alario (slight knee problem), Karim Bellarabi (thigh problem) and Nadiem Amiri (sick) were not available. Hertha coach Bruno Labbadia trusted the team from the previous week, which Borussia Dortmund lost 2: 5.
“We tried everything today. The lads fought. We had hardly any opportunities to change. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for a win today. But I can’t blame my players at all,” said Bosz. Sports director Simon Rolfes also addressed the Leverkusen’s lack of fitness.
“We controlled and dominated the game. The only thing we couldn’t manage was to make the right decisions in the last third, maybe because there was a lack of freshness,” he said Sky.
His Hertha counterpart Arne Friedrich was more satisfied: “To zero, we are very happy to take that with us, that was very important. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to penetrate the front. But taking a point here is okay.”
Schick makes Statelf debut for Leverkusen
When Patrik Schick made his debut in the Bundesliga, the Werkself had more problems finding their way into the game than Hertha. However, the Berliners didn’t get any clear options either. (The game for reading in the ticker)
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Leverkusen became a bit more dangerous in the last quarter of an hour of the first half.
Hertha goalkeeper Schwolow parries Demirbay hammer
First Hertha keeper Alexander Schwolow had to defuse a 30-meter bullet from Kerem Demirbay (33.), a little later he was also on the post when Leon Bailey shot (35.).
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In the second half, too, Leverkusen were visually the slightly better team, but clear chances remained scarce.
Again, Demirbay was involved in the best opportunities. First, his free kick from 20 meters just over the bar of the Berliner Tor (68th). In stoppage time he also prepared the best chance of the game with a free kick when he served the ball to Bender, who then headed just past the right post.
with sports information service (SID)