On Saturday, Bayer and Union Berlin were held to a 1-1 draw at the Bay Arena. Bayer arrived with the intention of increasing their league score following a disappointing 0-0 draw with Werder Bremen in their previous game. Union Berlin lost 3-0 in the last match they played against Wolfsburg. As it stands, Bayer are in 6th place, with 52 points from 33 matches, while Union Berlin sit in 7th, with 47 points from 33.
The Company’s Eleven started strongly in the first half, with Florian Wirtz giving Bayer the lead, 26 minutes in. They then managed to see out the first half 1-0.
The Iron Ones took the initiative in the second half, thanks to a goal from Joel Pohjanpalo, 72 minutes in. The game ended 1-1.
For Bayer, Karim Bellarabi, Demarai Gray and Sven Bender, came on for Nadiem Amiri, Patrik Schick and Florian Wirtz. Union Berlin brought on Joel Pohjanpalo, Taiwo Awoniyi, Marius Bulter, Sheraldo Becker and Sebastian Griesbeck, to replace Petar Musa, Marcus Ingvartsen, Christopher Lenz, Christopher Trimmel and Christian Gentner.
There were bookings for Nadiem Amiri and Edmond Tapsoba from Bayer. For Union Berlin, Marcus Ingvartsen and Robert Andrich saw yellow.
|Bayer Leverkusen:||Lukas Hradecky, Jonathan Tah, Aleksandar Dragovic, Edmond Tapsoba, Wendell, Moussa Diaby, Charles Aranguiz, Florian Wirtz (Sven Bender, min.90), Kerem Demirbay, Nadiem Amiri (Karim Bellarabi, min.68) and Patrik Schick (Demarai Gray, min.84)|
|Union Berlin:||Andreas Luthe, Marvin Friedrich, Nico Schlotterbeck, Robin Knoche, Christopher Trimmel (Sheraldo Becker, min.66), Marcus Ingvartsen (Taiwo Awoniyi, min.55), Christian Gentner (Sebastian Griesbeck, min.84), Robert Andrich, Christopher Lenz (Marius Bulter, min.66), Petar Musa (Joel Pohjanpalo, min.55) and Max Kruse|
|Stadium:||the Bay Arena|
|Goals:||Florian Wirtz (1-0, min. 26) and Joel Pohjanpalo (1-1, min. 72)|