LEVERKUSEN. Bayer 04 Leverkusen tops VfL Bochum 1848 with a 2-0 win with a penalty scored by E. Tapsoba (7′) and a goal from A. Hlozek (53′). Bayer 04 Leverkusen took advantage of its superior ball possession (57%).
The match was played at the BayArena stadium in Leverkusen on Wednesday and it started at 8:30 pm local time. In the presence of 27,820 spectators. The referee was Timo Gerach with the support of Dominik Schaal and Robert Edgar Wessel. The 4th official was Nicolas Winter. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was freezing around -0.6 degrees Celsius or 30.96 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 85%.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen was in firm control of the ball 57% while VfL Bochum 1848 was struggling with a 43% ball possession.
VfL Bochum 1848 was more aggressive with 57 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 1 were on target. Anyway, Bayer 04 Leverkusen was able to find the solution to win this match.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen shot 14 times, 7 on target, 7 off target. Regarding the opposition, VfL Bochum 1848 shot 13 times, 1 on target, 12 off target.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen received 3 yellow cards (Moussa Diaby, Robert Andrich and Xabi Alonso). Talking about the opposition, VfL Bochum 1848 received 4 yellow cards (Danilo Soares, Erhan Masovic, Jordi Osei-Tutu and Vasilios Lampropoulos).
After this match, Bayer 04 Leverkusen will have 24 points to stay in the 8th place. On the opposite side, VfL Bochum 1848 will stay with 16 points like VfB Stuttgart to stay in the 16th place.
Edmond Tapsoba (Penalty)
VfL Bochum 1848 will play away with FSV Mainz 05 on the 28th of January with a 5-1 head to head in favor of FSV Mainz 05 (1 draw).
Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Formation and Lineups
Bayer 04 Leverkusen started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Xabier Alonso Olano chose to play with the following team: Lukáš Hrádecký , Jeremie Frimpong , Jonathan Tah , Edmond Tapsoba , Piero Hincapié , Robert Andrich , Nadiem Amiri , Moussa Diaby , Florian Wirtz , Callum Hudson-Odoi and Adam Hložek .
Bayer 04 Leverkusen made 5 changes: Callum Hudson-Odoi for Amine Adli (46′), Florian Wirtz for Sardar Azmoun (72′), Moussa Diaby for Odilon Kossounou (79′), Adam Hlozek for Exequiel Palacios (86′) and J. Frimpong for Karim Bellarabi (86′).
Top player: Edmond Tapsoba
The player who no doubt impressed Bayer 04 Leverkusen the most was Edmond Tapsoba.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 38 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9.
VfL Bochum 1848: Formation and Lineups
VfL Bochum 1848 started with a 4-3-1-2 line-up (4-3-1-2).
Talking about the opposition, Thomas Letsch played with: Manuel Riemann , Saidy Janko , Vasilis Lampropoulos , Keven Schlotterbeck , Danilo Soares , Anthony Losilla , Erhan Mašović , Christopher Antwi-Adjei , Kevin Stöger , Takuma Asano and Philipp Hofmann .
VfL Bochum 1848 made 5 changes: Takuma Asano for Philipp Förster (70′), Christopher Antwi-Adjei for Silvère Ganvoula (70′), Saidy Janko for Jordi Osei-Tutu (70′), Danilo Soares for Gerrit Holtmann (82′) and Anthony Losilla for Pierre Kunde (83′).
Top player: Danilo Soares
The player who no doubt impressed VfL Bochum 1848 the most was Danilo Soares.
His rating iswith 32 passes (87% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 14.
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