Bayer Leverkusen finally continues. After their resounding victory against Union Berlin last Saturday (5-0), Xabi Alonso’s men struggled but overcame Cologne. However, half an hour into the game, it was Schmitz who gave his side the advantage with a sublime half-volley catapulted into the opposite corner (30′).
Appearing physically blunted, Moussa Diaby’s teammates had the greatest difficulty in reacting and racing the meeting. And without a great Hradecky, author of several saving parades (39th, 49th, 66th), they could have taken on even more water. But with a bit of success, Amiri saw his free kick diverted by the wall, taking Schwabe on the wrong foot and finishing in the back of the net (65th).
A few minutes later, Moussa Diaby gave the advantage to his team. Perfectly served by Frimpong, the Frenchman only had to push the ball into an empty goal (71st) to knock out the Rhein Energie Stadion. Hradecky was reassuring at the end of the match and without being brilliant, Leverkusen left Cologne with the victory. Thanks to this success, Xabi Alonso’s men are in 13th place, four points behind Herta Berlin, the first relegation player.