Derby victory against Cologne: Bayer marched in the direction of king class

With a well-deserved Derby victory for Bayer Leverkusen after just one day in fourth place Borussia Mönchengladbach back to Robert and qualifying for the Champi

Derby victory against Cologne: Bayer marched in the direction of king class

With a well-deserved Derby victory for Bayer Leverkusen after just one day in fourth place Borussia Mönchengladbach back to Robert and qualifying for the Champions League, and thus further his own Hand. The Leverkusen defeated the 1. FC Köln on Wednesday evening after strong first and light second half with 3:1 (2:0) and go with a point ahead of Gladbach in the last two season games Hertha Berlin against Mainz. Borussia plays in Paderborn, Germany and also against Hertha.

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defense chief, Sven Bender (7. Minute), had to after a half-hour with an ankle injury, national player Kai Havertz (39.) and the outstanding Moussa Diaby (83.) shot the goals for Bayer. Cologne by Sebastian Bornauw shortened (59.), took from eight spirit play for all three points, saved himself in the battle for the Class whereabouts, but thanks to the strong Bursts of 2:0 in the first leg up to the Corona break on to the finish. Sure the FC is not saved in the case of a six-point lead on rank 16 but still. "We know our qualities and we showed it today in the first half. We would have to close the Sack just a bit earlier,“ said goal-scorer Havertz in the Sky Interview. "Nevertheless, we are on a super, are back in the Fourth and won the Derby."

The game went from the first second in one direction only. Leverkusen won in the initial phase of corner kicks in the minutes. And took the fifth to lead. Defense chief Bender extended the gift of Leon Bailey with the tip of your foot into the far corner.

Thus, the Cologne concept was directly thwarted. FC-Trainer Markus Gisdol had offered Anthony Modeste for the first time since the Corona-break right from the start as a second striker next to Jhon Cordoba up. Before the break, superior, and since the form of the weak Mark Uth and Jonas Hector were sitting at first only on the outside. Even so, Leverkusen dominated the Cologne gave the best protection. After a sensational Solo from Diaby prevented Cologne Keeper Timo Horn, the quick 0:2 (13.). "We have tried everything. With the 3:1 that was decided then, but we have long kept everything open,“ said Horn. "We have two games to play, where we want to make mathematically clear."

That Gisdol, who had complained to the 1:2 against Union Berlin, lack of use, hunkered, contrary to his habit in the initial phase of a long on the Bank, was not sure the rain only the strong. After 20 minutes, the Coach jumped up and yelled – also contrary to his habit – several times over the entire game field. His Team had, until then, scant 28 percent possession of the ball. The luck of the Cologne was that the busy defender Rafael Czichos and Bornauw clarified a lot of balls. The 2:0 was still, and as a result Havertz pushed on submission of Bailey from eight meters.

Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 17:20

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