• 2nd Half
  • Borussia M’gladbach
  • Bayer 04 Leverkusen
  • Bender
    81'
  • DragovicBaumgartlinger
    81'
  • ThuramWendt
    78'
  • StroblBénes
    76'
  • Bensebaini
    71'
  • BellarabiBailey
    66'
  • Diaby
    62'
  • Havertz (P)
    58'
  • Thuram
    52'
  • 1st Half
  • Borussia M’gladbach
  • Bayer 04 Leverkusen
  • EmboloStindl
    12'
  • Havertz
    7'
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Borussia M’gladbach - Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Bundesliga - 23 May 2020

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+3' 

FT: Gladbach 1-3 Leverkusen. Great display from the visitors, who have one of Europe's best young strikers firing on all cylinders. They go third in the Bundesliga, above Gladbach, after a fifth win in a row. Thanks for joining us. Goodbye.

90+2' 

You would think, in shooting range when on a hat trick that Havertz would shoot for goal? Nope, he spotted Diaby is a better position, but his team-mate could not capitalise after losing control.

90'

Three minutes of added time at the end of this. Time for an Havertz hat-trick?

89' 

Leverkusen keeping the ball in the corner now, running the clock down.

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Elsewhere, Jadon Sancho is back in business...

87'

SAVE! Plea again the danger as he fires for the top corner, but Sommer flings up and arm to make the save.

85'

MISS! Free header for Plea, eight yards out, but he glances the header just wide. Could have ensured a frantic finish.

83'

Great cross from Demirbay right onto the head of Bender. Gladbach look beaten now.

  • Sven Bender
    GoalSven BenderBayer 04 LeverkusenGOOOOAAALLL!!! Gladbach 1-3 Leverkusen. Game over? Bender climbs highest to head home Leverkusen's third.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls1Fouls against2
82'

GOOOOAAALLL!!! Gladbach 1-3 Leverkusen. Game over? Bender climbs highest to head home Leverkusen's third.

  • Julian Baumgartlinger
    OffAleksandar DragovicBayer 04 LeverkusenJulian Baumgartlinger comes on for Leverkusen in place of Aleksandar Dragovic.
    TodayFouls1
  • Julian Baumgartlinger
    OnJulian BaumgartlingerBayer 04 Leverkusen
82'

Julian Baumgartlinger comes on for Leverkusen in place of Aleksandar Dragovic.

  • Oscar Wendt
    OffMarcus ThuramBorussia M’gladbachThird change for the home side with Oscar Wendt on for Thuram, who was looking very dangerous indeed.
    TodayGoals1On target2Fouls2Fouls against3
  • Oscar Wendt
    OnOscar WendtBorussia M’gladbach
80'

Third change for the home side with Oscar Wendt on for Thuram, who was looking very dangerous indeed.

79' 

Immediately Benes is into the action, but curls just over the top from a free-kick.

  • Lászlo Bénes
    OffTobias StroblBorussia M’gladbachChange for Gladbach as Laszlo Benes makes his way onto the pitch.
    TodayFouls1Wide1Free Kicks1
  • Lászlo Bénes
    OnLászlo BénesBorussia M’gladbach
78'

Change for Gladbach as Laszlo Benes makes his way onto the pitch.

76'

MISS! What a chance for Demirbay to make it 3-1. Great play from Diaby to beat two men before forcing a fine block from Sommer, Demirbay is first to react, the goal is empty, but he blazes over from eight yards.

74' 

Thuram again is chasing it down, but the final pass is lacking.

72' 

Ball is fed to Bailey down the right, but he cannot keep the ball in play.

70' 

Thuram is causing all sorts of problems here, if the hosts are to get back into this, it will be through their star man.

68' 

Thuram's finish was a fine one, but it may turn out to be in vain.

  • Leon Bailey
    OffKarim BellarabiBayer 04 LeverkusenChange here for Leverkusen as Leon Bailey replaces Bellarbi.
    TodayAssists1Fouls2Fouls against1Free Kicks1
  • Leon Bailey
    OnLeon BaileyBayer 04 Leverkusen
66'

Change here for Leverkusen as Leon Bailey replaces Bellarbi.

64'

CHANCE! Superb back heel from Thuram into the path of Neuhaus, but his first touch is poor, allowing Hradecky to race from his line to smother at the feet of Neuhaus.

  • Moussa Diaby
    Yellow cardMoussa DiabyBayer 04 LeverkusenFirst yellow card of the game for Diaby for a late foul.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls2Fouls against2
62'

First yellow card of the game for Diaby for a late foul.

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The crowd are going wild...

Bundesliga
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Four goals in less than two games since the return of the Bundesliga...

60' 

Real drama here. Harsh to give a penalty after a shot had been taken, but it stands and Leverkusen again have the advantage.

  • Kai Havertz
    Goal by penaltyKai HavertzBayer 04 LeverkusenGGGOAAALLL!!!! Gladbach 1-2 Leverkusen. That man Havertz steps up to just beat the despairing dive of Sommer, who got a hand to it, but could not keep it out.
    TodayGoals2On target2Blocked Shots1Fouls1
58'

GGGOAAALLL!!!! Gladbach 1-2 Leverkusen. That man Havertz steps up to just beat the despairing dive of Sommer, who got a hand to it, but could not keep it out.

57'

PENALTY! After a long, long delay, and a trip to the monitor to have another look - are you watching, Premier League? - the referee points to the spot.

55' 

DRAMA! Great pass from Havertz to feed Bellarbi down the right, he gets the shot away across the face of goal, but the referee is having a look at this for a potential foul after the shot by Elvani. VAR! VAR!

54'

CHANCE! Thuram again! Great strength to hold off his man, but Hradecky makes fine block as Thuram shoots for goal.

53'

Another rising star in world football - Thuram - gets his 12th of the season after collecting a pass from Plea. Super, super goal. Which way will this swing now?

  • Marcus Thuram
    GoalMarcus ThuramBorussia M’gladbachGOOOAAALL!!! Gladbach 1-1 Leverkusen. Cometh the hour, cometh Marcus Thuram! Great equaliser.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls against2Offsides1
52'

GOOOAAALL!!! Gladbach 1-1 Leverkusen. Cometh the hour, cometh Marcus Thuram! Great equaliser.

51' 

Sloppy clearance from Hradecky is only as far as Bensebaini, who elects to shoot early, but fires well wide. Had more time than he realised.

49' 

Much better from Gladbach's top goalscorer Thuram, but he cannot quite find Plea at the last.

47' 

Havertz waist for space to shoot, pulls onto his left, but his effort is blocked.

  • 2nd Half
45'

KICK OFF! We are back up and running here.

15:27 

The visitors have been mightily impressive.

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Elsewhere in the Bundesliga...

  • End of 1st Half
45+1' 

HT: Gladbach 0-1 Leverkusen. Real drama at the end of the half. Will Leverkusen live to regret that miss? They have been so comfortable, but still only lead by one.

45'

CROSSBAR AND OFF THE LINE! Incredible scenes! Firstly, Havertz hooks the ball onto the crossbar, the ball drops down for Demirbay, literally two yards out, with an open goal, he prods for goal, but somehow Nico Elvedi sticks out a leg and blocks on the line and clears! How important will that be!

43' 

Little swing in momentum here at the end of the half.

41'

DOUBLE SAVE! Lukas Hradecky gets down smartly to keep out a drilled Neuhaus effort from the edge of the area, and reacts quickest to block Rami Bensebaini on the rebound with his legs. Much, much better from the hosts.

39' 

No shot on goal at all from the home side, who have been mightily disappointing here.

37' 

Yet another cross from Bellarbi, this time he puts well to much on it and the ball goes behind for a goal kick.

35' 

Nice play again down the right by Bellarbi, but his cross is cut out.

33' 

The visitors are really pushing high up the pitch, forcing Gladbach to play the ball backwards time and again.

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Quite the record...

31' 

Still nothing from Gladbach. Havertz still running the show.

29' 

Superb touch from Havertz to play Diame in, but the cross is poor and the move comes to an end.

27' 

Bellarbi gets to the byline, drills across goal, but Yann Sommer clears with his legs in the home goal.

25' 

First we have seen of Alassane Plea after he was pushed into the middle following Embolo's departure. He is picked out in the middle, but his touch lets him down before he can pull the trigger.

23' 

Havertz is set free down the left, the youngster elects to feed Bellarabi, but the Bayer midfielder is crowded out.

21' 

So, so comfortable for Leverkusen. Gladbach offering very little as an attacking force.

19' 

Thuram tries to make a foray forward down the left for the home side but he is fouled.

17' 

Great possession still for the visitors. Gladbach just cannot get the ball at the moment.

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The opener...

15'

Long range effort from Jonas Hofmann is always heading over the top for the hosts.

  • Lars Stindl
    OffBreel EmboloBorussia M’gladbachEarly change for the home side, with Breel Embolo going off injured, replaced by Lars Stindl.
  • Lars Stindl
    OnLars StindlBorussia M’gladbach
13'

Early change for the home side, with Breel Embolo going off injured, replaced by Lars Stindl.

11' 

All the ball with Leverkusen still. Super, flowing football from front to back.

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And yes, he isn't even a striker...

9' 

What a talent this boy is. One chance, one goal. His movement is causing the hosts all kinds of problems.

7'

Thirteen goals for the season for the 20-year-old, who showed great composure to collect the throughpass before calmly finding the net. The watching scouts will be mightily impressed. Lovely pass from Karim Bellarabi to pick Havertz out.

  • Kai Havertz
    GoalKai HavertzBayer 04 LeverkusenGOOOOOAAAALLLL!!! Gladbach 0-1 Leverkusen. It had to be him, right? Kai Havertz slots home to give the visitors the lead.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls1
6'

GOOOOOAAAALLLL!!! Gladbach 0-1 Leverkusen. It had to be him, right? Kai Havertz slots home to give the visitors the lead.

4'

Lovely dancing feet from Kerem Demirbay to get into a shooting position in the box, but he drills straight at the goalkeeper.

2' 

Florian Neuhaus makes a dart into the box, goes down under challenge, but there is not even an appeal for a penalty.

  • 1st Half
1'

KICK OFF! Nice minute's silence complete to remember those lost at this difficult time. Now, we are under way.

14:26 

The fans have taken their seats early in Gladbach. In all seriousness, today's effort deserves plenty of praise - 13,000 cardboard cutout fans in the stand, with money going to charity.

14:09 

Full house yet?

13:59 

All eye are on Kai Havertz today, as he starts up front for the visitors. Leverkusen’s youngest-ever player when he made his Bundesliga debut aged only 16 four years ago, there are eyes all over Europe trained on Havertz as he continues his rise from precocious upstart to Germany’s next big thing.

Kai Havertz - Bayer Leverkusen
13:55 

TEAM NEWS - GLADBACH: Sommer, Strobl, Thuram, Plea, Lainer, Hofmann, Bensebaini, Ginter, Elvedi, Neuhaus, Embolo... Subs: Sippel, Kramer, Herrmann, Raffael, Stindl, Traore, Wendt, Benes, Jantchke. /// LEVERKUSEN: Hradecky, Bende, Dragovic, Kerem Demirbay, Tapsoba, Diaby, Aranguiz, Sinkgraven, Weiser, Havertz, Bellarabi... Subs: Oezcan, Tah, Paulinho, Bailey, Amiri, Alario, Baumgartlinger, Wendell, Wirtz

13:46 

The teams are in...

13:32 

Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Borussia Monchengladbach's clash with Bayer Leverkusen in the latest round of Bundesliga matches. The hosts made a winning return last week against Frankfurt and sit in a lofty third, two wins behind leaders Bayern. Leverkusen blitzed Werder Bremen last weekend 4-1, and possess one of Europe's hottest properties in Kai Havertz. Just two points and two places in the table separate these sides - it is just too close to call! I'm Pete Hall, and I will be bringing you the action, as it happens, live!