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Palacios secured a big point for Leverkusen in the derby with 11 in the 94th minute



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In the derby of the 4th round of the Bundesliga, Bayern and Bayer Leverkusen drew 2:2. The showdown between the leading teams in front of 75,000 spectators at the Allianz Arena impressed.

Before the game, the two teams had nine points each for three opening wins, with Bayer on top due to a better goal difference. Such a relationship remains even after the head-to-head, except that now the two teams no longer have all the possible points, and they remain undefeated.

Bundesliga top scorers Victor Boniface and Harry Kane proved once again that they are outstanding strikers. Xabi Alonso, who played for the Bavarians between 2014 and 2017, was looking forward to a big point. Leverkusen has put together a strong team and is definitely a candidate for the top spots even at the end of the season.

Kane punished a big mistake by TapsobaIn the 7th minute, after a corner pass, defender Edmond Tapsoba extended the ball very clumsily, and Harry Kane sent it into the net with his head at the far post. The captain of the English national team was already looking forward to his fourth goal this season. The management of Bayern can be very satisfied, the millions invested (total of around 120) are slowly returning.

Alejandro Grimaldo was looking forward to his first goal in the Bundesliga after first joining from Benfica.  Photo: Reuters

Grimaldo masterfully equalized from a free kickThe guests quickly picked themselves up. In the 24th minute, Thomas Müller hit Alejandro Grimaldo in the foot outside the penalty area. Referee Daniel Schlager immediately whistled for a free kick for the visitors. It was performed by the 27-year-old Spaniard Grimaldo, who sent the ball from 20 meters with his left foot over the living wall under the crossbar. A true equalizer masterpiece. Sven Ulreich stretched to the maximum, but had no chance.

Boniface nightmare for Bayern defendersThe brilliant striker Boniface caused great problems for the Bayern defence, Min Jae Kim and Dayot Upamecano had a lot to do with the speedy Nigerian who came very close to scoring on a few occasions.

In the 52nd minute, Boniface noticed that Ulreich was standing too far outside the goal. He tried to surprise him with a lob from 50 meters and the ball ended up in the top of the net.

Hradecky prevented new joy for KanIn the 57th minute, Müller found Kana nicely in the penalty area, who shot from six meters, and Lukaš Hradecky showed himself and deflected the ball with his foot.

Wirtz shook the postFlorian Wirtz had the biggest chance for Leverkusen, who hit the post with a diagonal shot with his left foot in the 78th minute.

Leon Goretzka, who had a major crisis in the spring, is in much better shape at the start of the new season.  His goal was not enough for three points.  Photo: Reuters

Goretzka scored after ten months of droughtThomas Tuchel was not happy with the point. Mathys Tel entered already in the 70th minute, and Eric Maxim Choupo Moting entered five minutes before the end. In the 86th minute, Tel made a pass from the left side in front of the goal, where Leon Goretzka pushed the ball into the net with his left foot. It was his first goal since last November.

Palacios cashed in the harshest penaltyFive minutes of extra time were scheduled. In the 93rd minute, Alphonso Davies brought down Jonas Hofmann in the penalty area. Referee Schlager pointed to the corner, but the video referee came on. The main referee looked at the tape on the sideline and immediately pointed to the white spot. Exequiel Palacios took the responsibility, and he checked Ulreich with a precise right-footed shot.

Harry Kane was of course not happy with the point.  Photo: Reuters

In the final moments of the match, Bayern pressed hard. After a corner kick, Upamecano rattled the net, but he was clearly in an off-limits position and the referee immediately raised his flag. The great joy of the fans was too soon.

Assistant Löw fined after the matchAfter the match, the hosts were of course very unhappy with referee Schlager. Assistant Zsolt Löw lost his temper and received a red card after some harsh words.

4th round:BAYERN – BAYER LEVERKUSEN 2:2 (1:1) Kane 7th, Goretzka 86th; Grimaldo 24., Palacios 94./11-m

Bayern: Ulreich, Laimer (85./de Ligt), Upamecano, Kim, Davies, Goretzka, Kimmich (61./Mazraoui), Sane, Müller (61./Musiala), Gnabry (70./Tel), Kane (85./ Choupo Moting).

Leverkusen: Hradecky, Kossounou, Tah, Tapsoba (90./Hlozek), Frimpong (82./Adli), Andrich (46./Palacios), Xhaka, Grimaldo, Hofmann (96./Hincapie), Wirtz (96./Amiri), Boniface.

Judge: Daniel Schlager



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BAYER (L)             4  3 1 0 13:5 10 
BAYERN                4  3 1 0 11:4 10 
STUTTGART             3  2 0 1 11:5  6 
LEIPZIG               3  2 0 1 10:4  6 
UNION BERLIN          3  2 0 1  8:5  6 
HOFFENHEIM            3  2 0 1  7:5  6 
WOLFSBURG             3  2 0 1  5:4  6 
FREIBURG              3  2 0 1  3:6  6 
BORUSSIA (D)          3  1 2 0  4:3  5 
EINTRACHT             3  1 2 0  3:2  5 
WERDER                3  1 0 2  4:5  3 
AUGSBURG              3  0 2 1  7:9  2 
BOCHUM                3  0 2 1  3:8  2 
HEIDENHEIM            3  0 1 2  5:7  1 
KÖLN                  3  0 1 2  2:4  1 
BORUSSIA (M)          3  0 1 2  5:9  1 
MAINZ                 3  0 1 2  2:9  1 
DARMSTADT             3  0 0 3  2:10 0 

Source: Rtvslo

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