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Frimpong forces the premiere corner kick against Davies via his right flank…
The Nagelsmann squad got off to a slow start and retreated relatively far when the opponents had possession of the ball. She is keen to avoid running into a home counterattack at an early stage.
Davies covers the opposing midfield line on the left and sends Goretzka into the alley. The ex-Schalke wants to stage Mané with a half-high cross. It is inaccurate and is intercepted by central defender Kossounou.
The home side dominate the first moments with a long ball possession phase. Adli appears on the right sixteen line after a through ball from Diaby, but gets stuck there on Cancelo.
Leverkusen vs Bayern – round one in the BayArena is on!
The 22 main actors have just left the catacombs for the lawn.
With the record champions, who won the first leg in the Allianz Arena at the end of September thanks to goals from Sanés (3rd), Musialas (17th), Manés (39th) and Müller (84th) and his two only Bundesliga bankruptcies this season abroad, coach Julian Nagelsmann makes two changes after the 5-3 home win against FC Augsburg. Goretzka and Müller push Musiala and Gnabry onto the bench.
On the Werkself side, who last beat the Reds in front of their home crowd in May 2015 and whose defensive department is the worst in the top half of the table with 39 goals conceded, coach Xabi Alonso has three in comparison to the 2-0 away win in the EL round of 16 second leg at Ferencvárosi TC personnel changes made. Instead of Tah, Bakker and Azmoun (all on the bench), Kossounou, Demirbay and Adli start.
FC Bayern Munich was also able to win all of their last four competitive games and, in addition to the impressive progress in the Champions League at the top of the Bundesliga table, left pursuer Borussia Dortmund behind before the Black and Yellows lost yesterday’s rout against Cologne from these have been overtaken. A draw today would be enough to return to first place, but of course the Reds are aiming for their 16th league win this season.
Bayer Leverkusen has had a flawless March so far. While the team from Farbenstadt made it through to the quarter-finals of the Europa League with a 2-0 win against the Hungarian representative Ferencvárosi TC, they saved the Bundesliga by scoring triumphs against Hertha BSC (4:1) and at SV Werder Bremen (3:2) their outsider chance in the fight for renewed entry into international business.
A warm welcome to the penultimate game of the Bundesliga weekend! On Matchday 25, Bayer Leverkusen will challenge FC Bayern Munich, who want to return to the top of the table. The Werkself and the record champions face each other on the BayArena pitch from 5:30 p.m.