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Young Boys secure 1st leg home win against Bayer Leverkusen in opening fixture

Technical card:
Young Boys: Niklas Lomb, Jeremie Frimpong, Aleksandar Dragovic, Jonathan Tah, Daley Sinkgraven, Nadiem Amiri, Patrik Schick, Kerem Demirbay, Florian Wirtz, Demarai Gray and Leon Bailey
Bayer Leverkusen: David von Ballmoos, Silvan Hefti, Fabian Lustenberger, Cedric Zesiger, Jordan Lefort, Christian Fassnacht, Michel Aebischer, Sandro Lauper, Nicolas Moumi, Jordan Siebatcheu and Meschak Elia
Stadium: Stadion Wankdorf
Goals: Christian Fassnacht (1-0, min. 3), Jordan Siebatcheu (2-0, min. 19), Meschak Elia (3-0, min. 44), Patrik Schick (3-1, min. 49), Patrik Schick (3-2, min. 52), Moussa Diaby (3-3, min. 68) and Jordan Siebatcheu (4-3, min. 89)

Young Boys gets a big lead in round of 16 after winning the first leg at the stadium Bayer Leverkusen by 4-3 last Thursday. Young Boys was in 2nd place in the group stage and accumulated 10 points; the away team, for its part, occupied 1st position in group C with 15 points. With this result, Bayer Leverkusen you will have to strive in your stadium during the return match if you want to secure a place in the next stage of the European Championship.

It was an impressive opening from Young Boys, beginning with early goal from Christian Fassnacht in the 3rd minute. Later, Young Boys scored again thanks to a goal from Jordan Siebatcheu, 19 minutes in to establish the 2-0. Later, Young Boys scored again and increased their lead thanks to a goal from Meschak Elia in the 44th minute just before half-time, which saw the first half end 3-0.

Bayer Leverkusen started the second half on an intensified spirit, thanks to early goal from Patrik Schick in the 49th minute. Later, Bayer Leverkusen hit back in the 52nd minute, with another goal from Patrik Schick, scoring his second goal. Later, Bayer Leverkusen scored again thanks to a goal from Moussa Diaby in minute 68 to establish the 3-3. Young Boys took the lead thanks to a new goal from Jordan Siebatcheu, scoring his second goal in the 89th minute just before the final whistle to establish the 4-3, sealing a resounding 4-3 victory for the home side.

For Young Boys Ulisses Garcia, Felix Khonde Mambimbi, Miralem Sulejmani, Fabian Rieder and Gianluca Gaudino came on for Nicolas Moumi, Meschak Elia, Jordan Lefort, Sandro Lauper and Christian Fassnacht, and Leverkusen brought on Edmond Tapsoba and Moussa Diaby for Nadiem Amiri and Leon Bailey.

There were bookings for Jordan Lefort from Young Boys and Daley Sinkgraven for Leverkusen.

After the return match that will take place on 25 de February in the stadium Bayer Leverkusen we will know who will move to the next stage of the European Championship.

*The credit for all of photos in this article belongs to AP*

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