2007/08 Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen vs. Bayern Munich
Saturday, September 29, 2007
|September 29, 2007
3:30 PM (CET)
|Bayer Leverkusen||0–1||Bayern Munich||BayArena, Leverkusen
Referee: Knut Kircher
Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen to remain at the top of the German league table with a goal from Italy striker Luca Toni. Michael Rensing was a last minute replacement Oliver Kahn due to the injury Kahn picked up during the warm-up.
The 1st half saw a series of chances for both side which saw the eventual game winner from Bayern strker Luca Toni. The 2nd half saw fewer scoring chances as Bayern completed the victory.
Ottmar Hitzfeld: "Leverkusen started very well, imposed a high pace on the game and showed some excellent moves. We had a few problems organising ourselves defensively. We changed the formation and let Miro Klose play a little more detached from the midfield. In the last 15 minutes of the first half we began to control the game. In the second half we were closer to a second goal, although in the closing stages the pressure was intense again. It was a hard-fought victory – we weren’t as strong as we had been recently and we didn’t play as well on the counter-attack. This has been our hardest test so far."
Miroslav Klose: "We had a hard job of it today. Leverkusen played well and put us under a lot of pressure. I think we had some real problems in the first half."
Rudi Völler: "We saw a splendid game from both team, and we played extremely well in the first 25 minutes. We had a few scoring chances and put Bayern under a bit of pressure. But against a team as good as Bayern you have to take advantage of this kind of domination by scoring if you want to have a chance over 90 minutes. Still, I wouldn’t say this is a setback for us."
Michael Skibbe: "Bayern deserved the win because of their calmness. However, I am very satisfied with the performance of my team, they played really well."
Starting lineup & Statistics
|Bayer Leverkusen||Bayern Munich|
|5||Manuel Friedrich||6||Martin Demichelis|
|6||Simon Rolfes||7||Franck Ribéry|
|7||Tranquillo Barnetta||8||Hamit Altıntop|
|9||Sergej Barbarez||9||Luca Toni|
|10||Theofanis Gekas||15||Ze Roberto|
|11||Stefan Kießling||17||Mark van Bommel|
|15||Hans Sarpei||18||Miroslav Klose|
|22||Rene Adler (GK)||22||Michael Rensing (GK)|
|23||Arturo Vidal||23||Marcell Jansen|
|27||Gonzalo Castro||30||Christian Lell|
|Statistic||Bayer Leverkusen||Bayern Munich|
|Shots on Goal||16||18|
- "Reds edge tense top-of-the-table thriller" — , September 29, 2007
- "Hitzfeld: a hard-fought victory" — , September 29, 2007
- Mark Buckingham. "Bundesliga round-up" — , September 29, 2007