#1 Lukas Hradecky (GK)
#4 Jonathan Tah, #5 Sven Bender, #18 Wendell
#8 Lars Bender (C), #15 Julian Baumgartlinger, #20 Charles Aranguiz, #9 Leon Bailey
#29 Kai Havertz, #31 Kevin Volland, #10 Kerem Demirbay
#21 Jannik Huth (GK)
#25 Mohamed Drager, #2 Uwe Hunemeier, #5 Christian Strohdiek, #29 Jamilu Collins
#22 Christoph Antwi-Adjei, #39 Sebastian Vasiliadis, #8 Klaus Gjasula, #9 Kai Proger
#11 Sven Michel, #30 Streli Mamba
LEV 3 Leon Bailey 11′ Kai Havertz 19′ Kevin Volland 69′
PAD 2 Sven Michel 15′ Streli Mamba 25′
The game starts with no more Julian Brandt who went to Dortmund so Kerem Demirbay will have his position. In the 2nd minute, the Paderborn captain already gets caught in the heel. In the 4th minute, Charles Aranguiz just misses a long, powerful shot for Leverkusen. In the 7th minute, Kai Proger hits the crossbar when doing a cross! 1 minute later, Kai Proger makes a silly tackle. In the 11th minute, Kevin Volland crosses to Leon Bailey and he knocks it into the goal! In the 15th minute, Sven Michel scores a bottom corner goal after Julian Baumgartlinger makes a terrible mistake! In the 19th minute, Kai Havertz scores a great chip for Leverkusen! In the 25th minute, Streli Mamba scores after a handball block by Wendell. Of course, Wendell gets a yellow card. In the 36th minute, Lukas Hradecky makes a great save. 4 minutes later, Christoph Antwi-Adjej could’ve easily scored! One of my most exciting first halves comes to end, 0-0.
At halftime, Aleksandar replaces Lars Bender with a bloody nose midway through the half. In the 50th minute, Charles Aranguiz misses another shot. In the 61st minute, Cauly Oliveira replaces Streli Mamba for Paderborn. In the 62nd minute, Aleksandar Dragovic gets booked for a slide tackle. Karim Bellarabi replaces Julian Baumgartlinger. In the 65th minute, Kevin Volland just misses his header. In the 69th minute, Wendell passes to Kevin Volland who does a simple tap-in! In the 70th minute, Gerit Holtmann replaces Kai Proger for Paderborn. In the 76th minute, Lukas Hradecky makes a great save for Leverkusen. In the 80th minute, Lukas Hradecky makes, what I don’t usually see. In the 84th minute, Ben Zolinski replaces Mohamed Drager. In the 88th minute, Lucas Alario replaces Leon Bailey. The game ends 3-2.
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