Status: 03.05.2022 00:01
Champions League ahead: As usual, Bayer Leverkusen dominated an Eintracht Frankfurt B-Elf in the Bundesliga. Manager SGE Glasner has spared many players.
On Monday evening (2 May 2022) Bayer Leverkusen dominated the match against Eintracht Frankfurt by winning 2-0 (1-0). Bayer’s goals on Matchday 32 of the Bundesliga were scored by Paulinho (18th minute) and striker Patrik Schick (51st). Moussa Diaby also shone: he scored both goals.
Thanks to the success, Leverkusen are taking the next step towards qualifying for the Champions League and are now in third place with 58 points. Frankfurt remains at 40 points and is in eleventh place.
The coach of Leverkusen, Gerardo Seoane, did not want to think about a possible participation of the CL after the microphone of the show and limited himself to the sports analysis: “We controlled the opponent well and worked compactly. It was difficult with the ball because Frankfurt tightened him Ha. “
Eintracht Glasner coach rotates ahead of the Europa League highlight
In the match against Bayer Leverkusen, Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner rotated the starting lineup. Before the second leg against West Ham United in the Europa League (Thursday at 9pm), only two field players remained in the starting eleven from the first leg, along with goalkeeper Kevin Trapp in Tracksuit and Filip Kostic.
Rafael Borré and Jesper Lindström (muscle injury) who were disqualified were not in the squad at all, nor Martin Hinteregger (cold) and Sebastian Rode at rest. In Leverkusen, Robert Andrich and Piero Hincapié returned to the starting XI after being disqualified.
“The guys tried everything,” Glasner pointed out after the game ended. So there was no “ultimate power of penetration”. For the semi-final second leg against West Ham, he “considered” against Leverkusen due to the stress on his top players. “We want to go to the final in Seville”.
Bayer 04 pushed the more disciplined Frankfurters to the rear
Right at the start of the match, Frankfurt were put on the defensive. Bayer had advantages on ball possession, gave Diaby the first accents on the outside. The “Werkself” sought depth in the offensive third at the start.
But Eintracht defended in a disciplined manner against the team that has already scored 14 goals in the first quarter of an hour of the current season. This is to be expected: Frankfurt’s first own goal does not arrive until the 38th minute of the match.
The strong game change of Leverkusen causes SGE to collapse
Frankfurt therefore had to learn the hard way that Leverkusen can also play disciplined sides apart. Bayer 04 showed their infamous game changer: Diaby broke through on the break on the right after a hack pass from Schick, cleverly put the outside of his foot on Paulinho, who defeated Trapp at the far post. It was Leverkusen’s eleventh counterattack this season.
As a result, Eintracht had problems with the now even more pressing Leverkuseners. It often passed with a quick pass through the center and over the active Sardar Azmoun. He blocked Schick, who sank the Czech. However, Schick is offside and the goal does not count (34 ‘).
Despite Leverkusen’s further chances, they remained 1-0 at half-time. But this is also due to the fact that Jens Petter Hauge missed the first big chance of Frankfurt (42 ‘).
Frankfurt also spares Kostic and other players
While Leverkusen started the second round unchanged, SBU manager Glasner knocked out Filip Kostic in the meaningless sporting match for Frankfurt, and Tuta and Hauge also remained in the locker room. Almamy Touré, Ansgar Knauff and Sam Lammers had their chance (46th).
The balance of power remained unchanged. Leverkusen were superior, Lammers, just entered as a substitute, gave away the ball after a missed ball in his own half. And Diaby hung up for Schick, who scored the 22nd goal of the season. The flag was only raised, Schick himself had suspected an offside position, but the VAR checked: no offside.
Towards the end the match slows down, with Leverkusen always maintaining control and losing other chances. Lucas Alario missed the best in the final (90 + 2).
Leverkusen in Hoffenheim, Frankfurt against Gladbach
Bayer Leverkusen will visit Hoffenheim on Matchday 33 (Saturday 7 May, 15:30). Eintracht Frankfurt welcomes Borussia Mönchengladbach (Sunday 8 May, 15:30).