FULL TIME: Bayer Leverkusen 2 – 1 Augsburg

It was Leverkusen’s 51st competitive game across all competitions without defeat – already a record for eternity. Should B04 win the Europa League final against Atalanta Bergamo (May 22nd) and win the DFB Cup (May 25th), the historic treble would be achieved without a single defeat.

In Europe, only Arsenal FC have been English champions without defeat in the Premier League under Arsène Wenger (2003/04 season) – and the players are therefore revered as ” Invincibles ” (the invincibles).B04 was first invited by Koubek and then overpoweringFrom the beginning it only went in one direction.

Leverkusen apparently didn’t waste any thought on the later championship trophy ceremony and concentrated on remaining undefeated. Augsburg had nothing to counter – instead goalkeeper Tomas Koubek personally invited Leverkusen to score the opening goal.

The fast-moving Amine Adli started pressing after an FCA back pass to Koubek, stole the ball from the foot of the lethargic goalkeeper and laid it on for Boniface.

That alone put a decisive damper on Augsburg’s remaining hopes of a place in the European Cup. Afterwards, FCA offered absolutely nothing on offense against the energetic, simply stronger Leverkusen team, who at times had over 75 percent possession of the ball.

National player Andrich scores as a center forwardWith the “Werkself” convincing in all positions, Robert Andrich even stood out in the first half. The national player not only shone as a clearer, but also as a leader in the build-up of the game. Andrich was always able to escape from pressure situations and delivered over 90 percent of his passes to his teammate under pressure. And he made it 2-0 with his heel after a deflected shot from center forward Jonathan Tah.

FCA debutant Kömür manages a fine shotEven after the break, Leverkusen initially controlled the game and let the ball run. But Augsburg pulled themselves together again and started pressing themselves. Adli lost the ball in midfield and FCA quickly switched gears.

Arne Maier set up Kömür, who scored from a central position with a fine shot.It was the first Augsburg shot that also reached the Leverkusen goal. And Kömür (18 years old) made history, replacing Kevin Danso (then 19) as FCA’s youngest Bundesliga goalscorer. He also scored his debut goal against Leverkusen in 2017.

Goalkeeper with strong saves in the final phaseIn the final phase, Leverkusen’s Florian Wirtz, who had replaced Adli (62′), almost scored Bayer’s third goal. But Augsburg’s goalkeeper Koubek just managed to get the ball off the midfield jewel’s foot in a one-on-one (78′). B04 goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky also had to play again, he made a strong save against Pep Biel (80th).

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