Bayer Leverkusen answered the crisis with a 2: 2 (0: 0) at Hertha BSC. Coach Gerardo Seoane can take a deep breath.
After the final whistle, Patrik Schick sat exhausted and exhausted in the substitutes’ bench in the Berlin Olympic Stadium. There was no satisfaction on his face, but at least Bayer Leverkusen got a point in the Bundesliga again with the 2: 2 (0: 0) at Hertha BSC and thus eased the situation of coach Gerardo Seoane in view of the bad start to the season. Scorer Schick (79th) secured the counter on the Spree.
But the main interest was Bayer coach Seoane. “A good guy, a great coach,” said Kerem Demirbay on Sky after being asked about the Swiss football coach and pointed out that Seoane Bayer led to the Champions League last season.
Bayer could even win in Berlin. Demirbay: “Unfortunately we didn’t take more than one point. But we played a good game.” In eight competitive games, the Rhinelanders have only booked a threesome. The Champions League duel against Atletico Madrid in the BayArena is on Tuesday.
Midfielder Demirbay (49′) scored the opening goal for Bayer with a skillful free kick, Suat Serdar (60′) scored to make it 1-1. Marco Richter (74th), who has recovered from testicular cancer, scored 2-1 for the Berliners. He had already scored in Augsburg a week ago, five minutes later Schick saved the guests a point.
Before the game, Leverkusen’s sporting director Simon Rolfes once again had Seoane’s back. “We have full confidence, but we still have to win and score points,” said the ex-national player sky: “We believe that we can get out of this difficult situation.” The point at Hertha calms things down a bit.
The factory kickers also had chances in Berlin, but were not very effective in the end, as they have been since the start of the season. Seoane made four changes to the starting lineup from last Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat at Club Brugge, with Piero Hincapie, Adam Hlozek, Edmond Tapsoba and Exequiel Palacios replacing Odilon Kossounou, Mitchel Bakker, Charles Aranguiz and Robert Andrich .
However, the Berliners had the first chance. Dodi Lukebakio (4th) put his header over the goal. But Bayer also had a good opportunity early on. Schick (11th) failed with a header on the well-reacting Hertha keeper Oliver Christensen.
In the period that followed, Hertha was able to gain plus points on the offensive, but without capitalizing on it. However, Bayer was by no means hiding, so that an attractive game developed. Hlozek (26th) also tested the good Christensen with a direct shot.
In the 37th minute, Hertha’s Wilfried Kanga was unlucky with a shot at the post. On the other side, Leverkusen’s Demirbay (41′) had a good opportunity.
Lots of chances but no hits in the first half. Both teams then made up for scoring goals in the second 45 minutes.
Hertha BSC – Bayer Leverkusen: The data for the game