Leverkusen visited Freiburg, with all sides trying to find Eu spots. Leverkusen knew that with a win they might transfer as much as 3rd within the Bundesliga desk.
The away aspect ruled ownership within the first part however neither aspect may just get a shot on the right track. There have been no nice possibilities both, excluding one for Höler, who was once via on purpose, however ended up lacking large.
The second one part was once way more open after Havertz were given his record-breaking 35th purpose, when Bailey performed him via after some good hold-up play.
Pedersen had an opportunity past due on when Günter delivered an underwhelming move after he was once performed via through Heintz, however he was once denied through Hrádecký.
In any case, neither aspect may just do a lot to create an opportunity, and it ended 0-1 to Leverkusen, with all sides having a solitary shot on the right track.
Leverkusen reverted to a again three after their again Four shipped a purpose for every defender in midweek. The again three was once forged as at all times.
Leverkusen seemed to stay ownership, urgent the Freiburg after they misplaced the ball. The guests loved extra ownership for many of the fit, as Freiburg seemed to hit at the damage. Their primary danger got here from set-pieces. And identical to Wolfsburg did in midweek, they minimised the distance between their defence and midfield, making it tricky for Leverkusen to play via them.
Leverkusen switched to a again Four to maintain their lead in a while, however as we learnt in midweek, it best made them extra susceptible. Happily, they have been in a position to carry on.
Alexander Schwolow – Didn’t have an excessive amount of to do, and he can’t in reality be blamed for the purpose. 6.75.
Lukas Kübler – Did ok to comprise Bailey as highest as he may just, however he did let him via a couple of instances. 5.5.
Philipp Lienhart – Had a good sport in defence, and did neatly to stay Havertz in take a look at. 6.5.
Dominique Heintz – His distribution was once just right, and he was once first rate on the again too. 6.25.
Christian Günter – Had a good fit, and a super probability past due on, however his move let him down. 6.
Roland Sallai – He was once first rate in midfield, however he may just no longer do a lot to affect the sport. 5.25.
Robin Koch – Battled in midfield, however couldn’t impact the sport a great deal. 5.25.
Nicolas Höfler – Now not overly concerned within the fit. 5.
Vincenzo Grifo – Maximum energetic within the Freiburg midfield. Nearly arrange a purpose when he performed Höler via with a complete postcode for himself. 6.5.
Nils Petersen – Couldn’t do a lot in assault, however his defensive headers have been necessary. 5.5.
Lucas Höler – Couldn’t do a lot up entrance. Had a super probability past due on within the first part, however he put it large. 4.5.
Jonathan Schmid – The most efficient participant in midfield since he got here on, and virtually were given a purpose when his deflected shot went simply large of the put up. 6.75.
Workforce – Freiburg have been completely set as much as frustrate the guests. They made the fit a cagey affair, and did neatly too comprise Leverkusen. They’d one giant probability every on the finish of both part, and best allowed one for Leverkusen (which was once the purpose), however their failure to transform price them. Their efficiency was once no longer unhealthy, even though. 6.75.
Lukáš Hrádecký – Were given his first blank sheet after the enforced damage, and earned it with a few nice saves. 7.25.
Jonathan Tah – Sturdy on the again, and infrequently forayed ahead to assist his aspect. 7.
Sven Bender – Any other forged efficiency from him in defence, and his aerial danger made him essentially the most bad participant for Leverkusen within the first part. 7.
Aleksandar Dragović – Sturdy appearing from him, as he was once nice in defence. 6.75.
Nadiem Amiri – Very energetic down the suitable, as he tailored to his wing-back function. His runs have been threatening too, and drew loads of fouls. 7.
Charles Aránguiz – Energetic in the midst of the park, however couldn’t make an excessive amount of occur at both finish of the pitch. 6.5.
Julian Baumgartlinger – He was once excellent in defensive midfield, as his interceptions and demanding situations broke Freiburg’s assaults down. 6.75.
Daley Sinkgraven – He was once first rate down the left wing, as he were given ahead steadily, and delivered a couple of crosses. 6.
Florian Wirtz – He was once closely concerned all over the fit, and his silky ft led to loads of issues for Freiburg. 7.
Kai Havertz – Over again he dropped deep to enhance the assault. Were given his 35th Bundesliga purpose with a super end. 7.25.
Leon Bailey – He threatened along with his trickery at the ball, however his reluctance to shoot price him. Did really well to get the lend a hand for Havertz, even though. 7.25.
Lucas Alario – Now not overly concerned since he got here on. 5.
Moussa Diaby – Respectable down the suitable, as he saved the Freiburg defence on their ft along with his tempo. 5.75.
Workforce – Leverkusen have been the simpler aspect for 80 mins, and so they created just one primary probability which they took. Freiburg made it an overly traumatic fit, however Leverkusen did neatly to stay it blank on the again – getting their first blank sheet after the restart. Respectable appearing general. 7.
What This Approach:
Leverkusen transfer as much as 3rd within the Bundesliga desk, with a super spice up to their Eu hopes. If they are able to stay enjoying like this, they are going to indisputably qualify for it.
Freiburg keep 8th, and may just drop to 9th after Hertha play. Their Eu dream might be useless and buried, as a result of they’re Four issues in the back of Wolfsburg (who’ve a sport in hand), however they received’t be too dissatisfied with their season.