With an Offensive Festival is charged to Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga, initially on a European Cup place. The factory team continued on Friday evening at the start of the 21st century. Game day, thanks mainly to a strong first half, up through earned with 5:1 (4:1) to Mainz 05, and contributed, thus make amends for the embarrassing eighth-final in the DFB Cup on Tuesday at second division 1. FC Heidenheim.
Wendell (5.), Kai Havertz (20.), Julian Brandt (30.) and Karim Bellarabi (43.) it was good before the break, with their goals for the mood killer at the Mainz carnival game. The outstanding Brandt (64.) marked by 21 905 spectators with his second goal of the game. "From the DFB Cup aside, we are in the League on a good course. I hope that - as painful as it was - the Cup is a slip-up,“ said the man of the match, in addition to his first double Pack in the Bundesliga and two goals prepared. He said in Eurosport: "but Now in complete euphoria to break out, would be wrong."
The mood of the people of Mainz, however, was the low point, even if they were celebrated by their Fans. For the overmatched hosts who were dressed in crazy-colorful carnival-jerseys, had Robin Quaison (9.) 1:1 hit. But the had raised the mood of the Mainz short. "It didn't feel quite so bad. The Leverkusen, but were brutally effective, and have done well," said defensive player Daniel Brosinski and warned his team before the rest of the season: "If we play like this, it is scarce."
After the third League success under their new coach Peter Bosz - such a series, Bayer managed to last three years - climbed the Leverkusen with a 33-point, for the time being on the fifth rank. So far the convincing of Mainz had suffered five days after the 0:3 in Augsburg, the second setback, and remained with 27 points on rank eleven.
Bellarabi, Volland and Brandt swirl the defense of a mess
Bayer-Coach Bosz responded to the Cup defeat in Heidenheim and changed in Mainz and his Team on five positions. The Dutch trusted in the starting lineup, which had in the previous week's record champion Bayern Munich with 3:1 defeated. And he had success.
the first few minutes belonged to the people of Mainz. In the second Minute Jean-Philippe Mateta had used nearly a Bayer faux pas, but failed to Leverkusen's goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky. Three minutes later, the attack-the Festival started - also favored by the hair-raising Mainzer error: Wendell the first scoring opportunity of the guests took advantage of after a combination of Kevin Volland and Bellarabi. Although the Swede Quaison (9.) after a corner to equalise. But Bayer could not be more impressed by them.
national player Brandt, but also Bellarabi and Volland whirled the FSV-defense mess. So Havertz (20.) his Team back in Front, Brandt (30.) increased after the double pass with Volland. Seconds before Bellarabi had struck the crossbar. Shortly before the exchange, he was better and left with his shot from the right of the penalty area, FSV goalkeeper Florian Mueller no Chance. A Minute before müller's team-mate Aaron was unlucky when he hit the bar. More was not to be seen of the people of Mainz.More about
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In the second section, calmed down the game. The running strong Leverkusen kept more in control. In the 50's. Minute Leon Bailey just short of the 5:1 missed. Brandt took this after a little more than an hour. Mainz showed himself to his fate. Bayer was allowed to freely combine and the game down coils. (dpa)