Chelsea asked again for Leverkusen
Lost rhythm last season, Bayer (Leverkusen) is already showing a better face, reaching fourth in the Bundesliga round before the winter break. This evening, Haiko Herlich’s team beat Verder (Bremen) 1-0 on their field and no longer lost in the 11th consecutive league match.
Excellent once again was Leon Bailey, who was reported to have received a bid from Chelsea. The fast-paced Jamaican footballer was on the wings and could not be stopped. Just after his persistent play in the 11th minute came to Lucas Alario’s fall, it was the only one.
Bayer was overcrowded with his opponent and did not try to make further hits, but goalkeeper Jarjie Pavlenka was in the throes. Karim Bellarabi became the champion, and Bailey had no chance.
Closest to the goal, Bremen was in the 32nd minute when Maximilian Egeststein headed the ball but Bert Leno reflected.
Leverkusen is expected to host Hanover 96 for the championship and then for Borussia (Mönchengladbach) for the German Cup.
Werder is still in the relegation zone, but only at a point from the 16th Hamburg Schweiz. The team from the North also plays for the Cup, where they will argue with Freiburg. Before that, however, Vesserstadion will host Mainz 05.