LEVERKUSEN. Bayer 04 Leverkusen prevails over RB Leipzig with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Hlozek (40′) and a penalty scored by N. Amiri (87′). RB Leipzig was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (69%).
The match was played at the BayArena stadium in Leverkusen on Sunday and it started at 5:30 pm local time. The referee was Daniel Schlager with the support of Sven Waschitzki and Arno Blos. The 4th official was Marcel Unger. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold at 12.6 degrees Celsius or 54.72 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 82%.
- ! 31 Ball Possession 69
- 7 Total 26
- 4 On Target 6
- 2 Off Target 11
- 1 Shots blocked 9
- 64 Attack 139
- 23 Dangerous attack 69
- 92 Ball safe 105
- 1 Penalties 0
- 0 Corners 9
- 1 Off Sides 3
- 9 Total 9
- 3 Yellow Cards 5
- 0 Double Yellow 1
- 0 Red Card 1
- 4 Substitutions 5
RB Leipzig was in firm control of the ball 69% while Bayer 04 Leverkusen was struggling with a 31% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
RB Leipzig was more pushing with 69 dangerous attacks and 26 shots of which 6 were on target. Anyway, Bayer 04 Leverkusen managed to find the solution to win this contest.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen shot 7 times, 4 on target, 2 off target. On the other side, RB Leipzig shot 26 times, 6 on target, 11 off target.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen received 4 yellow cards (Piero Hincapié, Xabi Alonso, N. Amiri and Robert Andrich). Regarding the opposition, RB Leipzig received 4 yellow cards (Dominik Szoboszlai, Mohamed Simakan, Amadou Haidara and Konrad Laimer).
Also, RB Leipzig didn’t end the match with 11 players after Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Leipzig) was sent off after receiving a second yellow card (85′).
After this encounter, Bayer 04 Leverkusen will have 47 points to remain in the 6th place. Talking about the opposition, RB Leipzig will stay with 51 points to hold in the 5th place.
In the next match in the Bundesliga, Bayer 04 Leverkusen will play away against FC Union Berlin on the 29th of April with a 5-1 head to head in favor of Bayer 04 Leverkusen (3 draws).
RB Leipzig will host TSG Hoffenheim on the 29th of April with a 9-3 head to head statistic in favor of RB Leipzig (3 draws).
Bayer 04 Leverkusen – Formation
Bayer 04 Leverkusen adopted the 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
The manager Xabier Alonso Olano decided to play with the following team: Lukáš Hrádecký, Odilon Kossounou , Jonathan Tah , Piero Hincapié , Jeremie Frimpong , Robert Andrich , Kerem Demirbay , Mitchel Bakker , Moussa Diaby , Amine Adli and Adam Hložek .
The home team had on the bench: Ayman Azhil, Nadiem Amiri, Patrick Pentz, Daley Sinkgraven, Karim Bellarabi, Sardar Azmoun , Timothy Fosu-Mensah , Niklas Lomb and Noah Mbamba.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen could not rely on the presence of Timothy Fosu-Mensah (injured).
Bayer 04 Leverkusen made 4 changes: Moussa Diaby for Nadiem Amiri (68′), Adam Hlozek for Sardar Azmoun (68′), Piero Hincapié for Timothy Fosu-Mensah (78′) and Amine Adli for Karim Bellarabi (90′).
Best player: Jonathan Tah
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Bayer 04 Leverkusen was Jonathan Tah even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 35 passes (82% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 2.
RB Leipzig – Formation
Also RB Leipzig adopted the 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
Marco Rose played with: Janis Blaswich, Lukas Klostermann , Willi Orbán , Joško Gvardiol , Marcel Halstenberg , Kevin Kampl , Amadou Haidara , Benjamin Henrichs , Dominik Szoboszlai , Dani Olmo and Timo Werner .
The following players were sitting on the bench: André Silva, Emil Forsberg , Abdou Diallo, Mohamed Simakan , Konrad Laimer , Yussuf Yurary Poulsen, Ørjan Håskjold Nyland, Christopher Nkunku and Sanoussy Ba.
RB Leipzig made 5 changes: Kevin Kampl for Christopher Nkunku (46′), Marcel Halstenberg for Mohamed Simakan (60′), Lukas Klostermann for Konrad Laimer (72′), Timo Werner for André Silva (81′) and Amadou Haidara for Emil Forsberg (81′).
Best player: Dominik Szoboszlai
The player that probably impressed the most for RB Leipzig was Dominik Szoboszlai.
His rating iswith 57 passes (82% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 8. He performed 12 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Bundesliga.
- Borussia Mönchengladbach – FC Union Berlin – 0-1
- SC Freiburg – Schalke 04 – 4-0
- Bayer 04 Leverkusen – RB Leipzig – 2-0