Bayer Leverkusen – Wolfsburg [Recap]

On Saturday, Bayer Leverkusen widened the gap between them and second placed Borussia Dortmund after their unfortunate draw at home against Wolfsburg, who managed to extend their unbeaten record up to four games, all of them being draws. With almost 30.000 fans on BayArena, Leverkusen managed to open the score with an early goal from Andre Schurrle on the 12th minute. After that, Leverkusen kept up with the pressure in Wolfsburg half of the field, but Diego Benaglio managed to stop a daring Kiessling effort on the 18th minute.

After the break, the Wolves started putting Leverkusen under pressure, looking for the equalizer, thanks to a great effort from Jan Polak and Hasebe, whose shot grazed the side netting. After that Leverkusen chose the wrong approach by going in the defensive and guarding its goalkeeper with an entire team.

A genius pass from Ricardo Rodriguez got to Simon Kjaer just in time for the latter to score with a precise header. This way he managed to erase his mistakes throughout the game from the minds of the fans. Benaglio had a lot of work during the game, as Kiessling never stopped his attacks, almost fructifying an attack on the far end of the net and Sidney Sam had a great free kick that never reached its destination.

As this draw wasn’t bad enough news for Leverkusen, Reinartz picked up a yellow card and will have to miss a crucial game against Shalke 04. Wolfsburg is now 9 points safe from the relegation zone, and if they manage to keep up the momentum they will have no problem in competing for a European place next year. The German press was all lobbying for Leverkusen, saying that the team deserved a lot more than a point. Kolner Anzeiger stated that: “Bayer 04 Leverkusen dropped vital points against VfL Wolfsburg in the battle for third spot. The lead over fourth-placed Schalke 04 is just four points following their win at Bremen. And the two rivals face each other next Saturday in Gelsenkirchen.”

Dieter Hecking was glad his team played that well, and added at the press conference: “With the game the team showed between the 50th and 75th minute, it’s clear that it’s a great contender for next year’s Champions League places, seeing as they play away better with each passed game.”

I lost the bet I placed on Leverkusen’s win with 6 units and odds from William Hill.

Result: -6 units, bet lost

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One Comment on "Bayer Leverkusen – Wolfsburg [Recap]"

  1. Isarescu April 9, 2013 at 11:01 pm -

    Here there is a resume of the latest Bundesliga results, including this match with Leverkusen:

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