Resuming yesterday with a clash between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt largely dominated by the Bavarians, the Bundesliga offered another duel at the top for this first day. Thus, Borussia Dortmund received Bayer Leverkusen for a duel between the 2nd and 3rd of last season. Very quickly, Karim Adeyemi tested the goalkeeper (10th) then the ball returned to the feet of Marco Reus for the opener for the Marsupials (1-0, 10th). As Robert Andrich (13th) and Dortmund rookie Karim Adeyemi (23rd) were out through injury, the game came alive. Patrik Schick came close to equalizing (20th) and Marco Reus responded with a nice cross shot for Dortmund (21st). Balanced, this meeting was marked by a nice movement from Moussa Diaby who played Raphaël Guerreiro but lacked accuracy in his last pass (36th).
In the second half, we started off on a good footing and Thorgan Hazard with a very fine strike forced Lucas Hradecky to make a high-class save (50th). Bayer Leverkusen then began to push very hard with a strike from Patrik Schick repelled by Gregor Kobel (53rd) then a goal from Exequiel Palacios disallowed for offside (53rd). Requested, Patrik Schick multiplied the attempts (63rd and 68th) but he fell each time on the opposing goalkeeper. Then on an overflow on the left of the surface, Sardar Azmoun caused a goal against his camp, finally refused for offside (81st). Backing down but holding on, Borussia Dortmund even took advantage of a hand foul by Lucas Hradecky outside his area which caused the exclusion of the Finn (90th +2), Edmond Tapsoba replaced him in the cages. Borussia Dortmund finally won 1-0 against Bayer Leverkusen.