Peter Bosz’s team destroyed Steffen Baumgart’s team quickly. Bayer Leverkusen have the chance to take a ticket to Champions League
Bayer Leverkusen on the road to Europa League
January 19th has filled with beautiful games in the whole of Europe. Germany is no exception. The Leverkusen performed flawlessly at Paderborn’s stadium. The home team lost their match against Bayer Leverkusen with three goals difference. Bosz’s team, which stands in 6th place, won vs. Paderborn in 18th place.
Formations and starting lineups
Paderborn team came on the pitch with formation: five defenders, two midfielders and three strikers: 4-2-2-2. For sure, it’s bizarre and weak formation against Leverkusen’s attackers. The guest team has four defenders, three midfielders, and three strikers on the pitch with structure: 4-2-3-1. Both sides have missing players. Paderborn: Collins with a yellow card and Gueye with a knee injury. Leverkusen: Aranguiz – calf injury; Bailey, Palacios, and Wendell – red cards.
Kevin Volland’s double goal
1st half starts Bayer Leverkusen with dynamic performance against the home team. Bosz’s club started with perfect attacking. On 11st minute Moussa Diaby got to the by-line and sent in a lofted ball. Kevin Volland climbed the highest and powered a close-range header into the top right corner. In three minutes, Kevin Volland makes it 0:2. He jumped highest to connect with a perfect cross from Kai Hawertz and planted his close-range header into the top right corner. Leopold Zingerle was helpless. Just absolute dominating of Bayer’s players at the Paderborn stadium. Home team keeper made a superb save, but the ball rebounded off him out to Julian Baumgartlinger, who fired a shot into the middle of the net. The first half of the match ended with a score of 0:3.
Dennis Srbeny was in the right place
2nd half started, and Steffen Baumgart has made a chance at the break. Gerrit Holtmann has come on in place of Laurent Jans on 46th minute. After five minutes at 51st minute, Dennis Srbeny finds the right place at the right time to get to the rebound inside the box and gleefully rifles the ball low inside the near post, and the score is 1:3. Steffen’s club luckily scored their team’s first and last goal of the game. In 14 minutes, Kai Havertz gets a shot away from inside the box, and the effort deflected past the keeper. His goal was last in the match, and the referee ends the game with a score 1:4 on the 93rd minute.