Bayer 04 Leverkusen – Bayern Munich: Tale Of Two Halves Sees Leverkusen Beat Bayern (3-1)
After dominating the entire first half, Bayern Munich were thoroughly swept by Leverkusen after the interval. A beautiful set piece equalizer by Leon Bailey completely changed the game. As all the decisive moments in the second half went Leverkusen’s way, so did the end result.
Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias.
Despite winning their last seven Bundesliga matches, Bayern are still playing catch-up with league leaders Borussia Dortmund. Going into this match, the difference between the two was six points. With both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund playing a difficult away game, this Saturday afternoon had the potential to shake up the Bundesliga title race a bit.
Little over a year ago, the jostle between these two gigantic German clubs was a big concern for Peter Bosz as well, since he was Dortmund’s manager at the time. It is now 2019, however, and Bosz is figuring out how quick he can implement his vision at his new Bundesliga club, Bayer Leverkusen.
Match prediction, standings and implications going into the weekend.
The starting eleven that got Bosz his first win – last week, against Wolfsburg – probably would not have been adjusted, if it was not for an injury to Leverkusen’s right back, Lars Bender. Mitchell Weiser filled in for him, as the other ten players remained unchanged. Wingers Karim Bellarabi . . .