Bayer Leverkusen – Eintracht Frankfurt 2: 0: Leverkusen wins over Frankfurt B-Elf

Status: 03.05.2022 00:01

Champions League in sight: As usual, Bayer Leverkusen dominated a B-Elf from Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga. SGE coach Glasner spared many players.

Monday night (May 2, 2022) Bayer Leverkusen dominated the match against Eintracht Frankfurt and won 2-0 (1-0). The Bayer goals on match day 32 of the Bundesliga were scored by Paulinho (18th minute) and star striker Patrik Schick (51st). Moussa Diaby also shone: he set up both goals.

Thanks to the success, Leverkusen is taking the next step towards qualifying for the Champions League and is now in third place with 58 points. Frankfurt remains at 40 points and is in eleventh place.

Leverkusen coach Gerardo Seoane did not want to think about a possible CL participation afterwards on the sports show microphone and limited himself to the sporting analysis: “We controlled the opponent well and worked compactly. It was difficult with the ball because Frankfurt made it close. “

Eintracht coach Glasner rotates ahead of the Europa League highlight

In the match at Bayer Leverkusen, Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner rotated through the starting lineup. Before the semi-final’s second match against West Ham United in the Europa League (Thursday at 21), there were only two fielders left in the starting line-up compared to the first match along with goalkeeper Kevin Trapp in Tuta and Filip Kostic.

Rafael Borré and Jesper Lindström (muscle injury), who were ruled out, were not in the squad at all, nor were Martin Hinteregger (cold) and the rested Sebastian Rode. At Leverkusen, Robert Andrich and Piero Hincapié returned to start XI after being suspended.

“The boys tried everything,” Glasner stressed after the game. Whereby the “last penetrating force” was lacking. For the semi-final’s second match against West Ham, he “took into account” against Leverkusen due to the stress on his top players. “We want to go to the final in Seville.”

Bayer 04 pushed disciplined Frankfurters in the back

Right at the start of the match, Frankfurt were put on the defensive. Bayer had the advantage of ball possession and put the first accents on winger Diaby. “Werkself” was looking early for depth in the attacking third.

But Eintracht defended in a disciplined manner against the team, which has already scored 14 goals in the first quarter of this season. It should be anticipated: Frankfurt’s first self-defense on goal came only in the 38th minute of the match.

Leverkusen’s strong change game breaks SGE

Frankfurt then had to learn the hard way that Leverkusen can also play disciplined teams apart. Bayer 04 showed their infamous switch: Diaby broke through on a counter-attack on the right after a hacked pass from Schick, skillfully put the outside of his foot over to Paulinho – who defeated Trapp on the second post. It was the eleventh counterattack by Leverkusen this season.

As a result, Eintracht had problems with the now even more pressing Leverkuseners. It often went with a quick pass through the center and over the active Sardar Azmoun. He stuck through to Schick, who lowered the check. Schick was offside, however, and the goal did not count (34 ‘).

Despite further Leverkusen chances, it remained 1-0 at the break. But it was also because Jens Petter Hauge missed Frankfurt’s first big opportunity (42 ‘).

Frankfurt also spares Kostic and other players

While Leverkusen started the second round unchanged, SBU coach Glasner Filip Kostic took off in the sportingly meaningless match for Frankfurt, and Tuta and Hauge also stayed in the locker room. Almamy Touré, Ansgar Knauff and Sam Lammers got their chance (46th).

The balance of power remained unchanged. Leverkusen were superior, Lammers, who had just come in as a substitute, gave the ball away after a wrong reception of the ball on his own half of the field. And Diaby put on for Schick, who scored the season’s goal number 22. The flag had only gone up, Schick himself had suspected an offside position, but VAR checked: no offside.

Towards the end, the meeting slowed down, with Leverkusen always retaining control and missing further chances. Lucas Alario missed the best of them late (90 + 2).

Leverkusen in Hoffenheim, Frankfurt towards Gladbach

Bayer Leverkusen visit Hoffenheim on the 33rd match day (Saturday 7 May at 15.30). Eintracht Frankfurt welcomes Borussia Mönchengladbach home (Sunday 8 May at 3.30 pm).


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