In a focus match of the 13th round of the Bundesliga that ended in the early morning of December 4th, Beijing time, Leverkusen drew 1-1 with Dortmund at home, ending their 14-game winning streak in all competitions. Pharma, which is undefeated this season, is still three points ahead of Bayern, which has one game in hand, and continues to lead the Bundesliga standings.
Leverkusen got off to a bad start in this game. Only 5 minutes into the game, Dortmund took the lead. Phil Kruger assisted Ryerson with a shot in the penalty area and the score became 1-0.
In half-time stoppage time, Leverkusen scored a goal. Boniface received the ball from his teammate from the backcourt and passed it to his teammate. Then Frimpong passed the ball low from the right into the penalty area. Wirtz kicked off the ball and scored with a volley. But just as Wirtz was celebrating, VAR intervened, and the referee ruled that Boniface was offside when he received the ball before, and the goal was invalid. Leverkusen had to go into the halftime break with a 1-goal deficit.
After changing sides and fighting again, both sides had several good scoring opportunities. In the 79th minute, Leverkusen finally equalized the score. Czech center Schick, who had just come on as a substitute, assisted Boniface in front of the goal and the score became 1-1!
In the 88th minute, Schick almost completed the winning goal. He nodded the ball from behind the penalty area and the ball was slightly higher than the goal.
In the end, the two sides shook hands and settled for a draw 1-1. After this draw, Leverkusen’s 14-game winning streak in all competitions came to an end, but it still maintained its unbeaten season. Leverkusen is also the only two remaining undefeated teams in Europe’s five major leagues. The other team is their league title rival Bayern.
Currently, Leverkusen has 18 wins and 2 draws from 20 games in all competitions (2-2 Bayern away game), scoring a total of 65 goals and conceding 15 goals. Alonso’s team is advancing in the Bundesliga, Europa League and German Cup: three points ahead of Bayern in the first game of the league; winning five games in the Europa League to secure first place in the group; and the German Cup has advanced to the top 16.
Although it is quite challenging for the 42-year-old Long to lead the team to complete the triple crown, at least their current performance can be fully expected and they can continue to work hard.