LEVERKUSEN. Bayer 04 Leverkusen estinguishes FC Union Berlin 5-0 with goals of R. Andrich (47′), M. Diaby (56′), M. Diaby (58′), A. Hlozek (68′) and M. Bakker (76′). Bayer 04 Leverkusen took advantage of its better ball possession (59%).
The match was played at the BayArena stadium in Leverkusen on Sunday and it started at 3:30 pm local time. The referee was Robert Schröder with the support of Jan Clemens Neitzel and Philipp Hüwe. The 4th official was Aarne Aarnink. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold at 10.4 degrees Celsius or 50.67 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 73%.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen had a superior ball possession 59% while FC Union Berlin was struggling with a 41% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
FC Union Berlin had a more offensive attitude with 37 dangerous attacks and 7 shots of which 1 were on target. Nonetheless, Bayer 04 Leverkusen found a way to find the solution to win this match.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen shot 11 times, 8 on target, 3 off target. On the opposite side, FC Union Berlin shot 7 times, 1 on target, 6 off target.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen received 1 yellow card (N. Amiri). On the opposite side, FC Union Berlin received 4 yellow cards (R. Khedira, J. Siebatcheu, M. Thorsby and D. Leite).
After playing this match, Bayer 04 Leverkusen will have 12 points to sit in the 14th place. Regarding the opposition, FC Union Berlin will stay with 26 points to sit in the 3rd place.
In the next match in the Bundesliga, Bayer 04 Leverkusen will play away against FC Augsburg on the 3rd of February with a 16-2 head to head statistic in favor of Bayer 04 Leverkusen (7 draws).
FC Union Berlin will host FSV Mainz 05 on the 4th of February with a 4-1 head to head stats in favor of FC Union Berlin (2 draws).
Bayer 04 Leverkusen – Formation
Bayer 04 Leverkusen started with a 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 , Edmond Tapsoba , Piero Hincapié , Jeremie Frimpong , Kerem Demirbay , Robert Andrich , Mitchel Bakker , Moussa Diaby , Nadiem Amiri and Adam Hložek .
The home team had on the bench: Andrey Lunev, Jonathan Tah, Timothy Fosu-Mensah , Amine Adli , Zidan Sertdemir, Exequiel Palacios , Karim Bellarabi, Ayman Azhil and Callum Hudson-Odoi .
Bayer 04 Leverkusen made 5 changes: K. Demirbay for E. Palacios (55′), E. Tapsoba for J. Tah (70′), M. Diaby for A. Adli (70′), A. Hlozek for C. Hudson-Odoi (78′) and J. Frimpong for T. Fosu-Mensah (78′).
Best player: Moussa Diaby
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Bayer 04 Leverkusen was Moussa Diaby.
His rating iswith 2 goals, 23 passes (73% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He performed 1 cross.
FC Union Berlin – Formation
FC Union Berlin started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).
Urs Fischer played with: Lennart Grill, Timo Baumgartl , Robin Knoche , Diogo Leite , Christopher Trimmel , Morten Thorsby , Rani Khedira , Janik Haberer , Julian Ryerson , Jordan Siebatcheu and Sheraldo Becker .
These were the players on the bench: Sven Michel, Miloš Pantović , Tim Skarke , Paul Jaeckel, Kevin Behrens , Niko Giesselmann, Jakob Busk, Paul Seguin and Genki Haraguchi.
FC Union Berlin made 5 changes: S. Becker for S. Michel (60′), M. Thorsby for P. Seguin (60′), J. Siebatcheu for K. Behrens (62′), R. Khedira for M. Pantovic (69′) and J. Haberer for T. Skarke (75′).
Best player: Sven Michel
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for FC Union Berlin was Sven Michel.
His rating iswith 11 passes (63% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 3. He performed 1 cross.
His performance was remarkable also because he started the match from the bench before entering the filed in the 60′.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Bundesliga.