Bayer Leverkusen takes next step to title in Freiburg

bayer leverkusen takes next step to title in freiburg

Last Update: 17.03.2024 22: 51

Bayer 04 Leverkusen continues to march towards the Championship in the Bundesliga: unimpressed by the victory of the Pursuer Bayern Munich, the leader won at SC Freiburg.

On Sunday (17.03.2024), Bayer 04 Leverkusen prevailed 3:2 (2:1). Florian Wirtz (2. Minute), as well as Czech striker Adam Hlozek (40.) and Patrik Schick (53.) procured the Leverkusen Gates. Ritsu Doan (10.) had equalized for Freiburg in the meantime, Yannik Keitel’s connecting goal (79.) did not change anything more about the SC defeat.

Bayer Leverkusen expands Club Records

Eight matchdays before the end of the season, the “Werkself” holds its lead of ten points on the Munich, who had beaten Darmstadt the day before. 15 of the still possible 24 meters, Leverkusen will surely reach the big Triumph.

It was the 38th. Consecutive match without defeat for Bayer 04. As before, the Liverkuseners beckons the Triple. In the DFB-Pokal, B04 is in the semi-finals, in the Europa League in the quarter-finals.

Leverkusen’s Wirtz ensures a lightning start for Bayer

The “Werkself” got off to the perfect Start. Because the game was in principle just started, then Leverkusen drove the first counter. Alejandro Grimaldo sent Wirtz on the journey, who wobbled Matthias Ginter and Nicolas Höfler and slung the ball into the corner.

But Freiburg left Bayer 04 remarkably little room afterwards, pressing in a disciplined manner. And was actually rewarded with the early compensation. Doan refueled strongly on the right side and punched into the penalty area, his completion after a double pass with Lucas Höler flew into the net for 1:1.

Well-adjusted Freiburgers made life quite difficult for the leader, but in the end the break management of the “Werkself”, which the newly promoted Hlozek got after a blunder from SC goalkeeper Noah atubolu, went well due to clear field advantages and better chances (8:5 goal shots).

Patrik Schick succeeds in scoring a magic goal for Bayer

After the restart, the game continued in the direction of the guests from the Rhineland. Hlozek also made a good impression in front as a starting station, used his starting eleven Chance.

But his colleague Schick got the third Leverkusen goal: Jeremie Frimpong’s flank let the Czech slide technically fine over the inside span and thus overflowed Atubolu in the Freiburg box. The Ball bounced to both posts and then in. The VAR checked again briefly for a possible offside position, but there was nothing to complain about.

Freiburg brings fresh forces

Those who have already written off the Breisgauer, however, have been taught a better one. SC coach Christian Streich brought fresh forces from the bench, for the Offensive first came Florent Muslija and Michael Gregoritsch (61.), then also Maximilian Philipp and Yannik Keitel (76.).

Freiburg Joker Keitel makes it exciting again

The latter made it exciting again with the connecting hit. Keitel failed after a great pass from Muslija only in the duel with Leverkusen’s goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky, but the Finn let the Ball bounce forward, Keitel pushed to 2:3. Leverkusen got the lead over time and took another important three in the title race.

Freiburg v Gladbach, Leverkusen v TSG

SC Freiburg joins Borussia Mönchengladbach after the international break. Bayer Leverkusen has hosted the Hoffenheimers (both games Saturday, 30.03.2024, 15.30 clock).

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