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Bayer Leverkusen 0-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

Bayer Leverkusen lost ground on leaders Bayern Munich as they fell to their first home defeat of the season in the Bundesliga against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Midfielder Marco Russ headed in the only goal, with Joselu also missing an injury-time penalty for the visitors.

Ex-Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia's side had reached the knockout stages of the Champions League in midweek.

But they now find themselves seven points behind Bayern, in second place in the table after the loss.

Russ's effort on the hour-mark saw Europa League knockout stage qualifiers Eintracht claim their first domestic league victory in 10 matches. This poor form means they remain only one place, and three points, above the relegation play-off spot.

Leverkusen had pushed for an equaliser at the death, with their nine-goal top scorer Stefan Kiessling and Omer Toprak wasting opportunities before they conceded a penalty when they were caught on the counter-attack.

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno denied former Real Madrid youngster Joselu from the spot, but the final whistle went seconds later to confirm a shock loss for Hyypia's men against the Bundesliga strugglers.

Their only other home loss this term came in the Champions League group stage, when they were thrashed 5-0 by Manchester United.

Line-ups

Bayer Levkn

  • 1Leno
  • 26DonatiSubstituted forÖztunaliat 84'minutes
  • 10Can
  • 6RolfesBooked at 86mins
  • 4WollscheidBooked at 87mins
  • 21Toprak
  • 8BenderSubstituted forHegelerat 67'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 27Castro
  • 11KießlingBooked at 10mins
  • 23KruseSubstituted forDerdiyokat 67'minutes
  • 7Son Heung-min

Substitutes

  • 2Stafylidis
  • 9Derdiyok
  • 13Hegeler
  • 15Öztunali
  • 22Yelldell
  • 30Cacutalua
  • 31Kohr

Eintracht Frankfurt

  • 1Trapp
  • 24Jung
  • 15Djakpa
  • 27SchweglerBooked at 85mins
  • 5ZambranoBooked at 50mins
  • 23Soares de Oliveira
  • 17SchröckSubstituted forBakalorzat 87'minutes
  • 4RussSubstituted forBarnettaat 76'minutes
  • 9Joselu
  • 7Rosenthal
  • 18FlumBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 6Oczipka
  • 8Inui
  • 10Kadlec
  • 19Bakalorz
  • 25Barnetta
  • 28Kittel
  • 30Wiedwald
Referee:
Wolfgang Stark
Attendance:
26,242

Match Stats

Home TeamBayer LevknAway TeamEintracht Frankfurt
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away23

Live Text

Match ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0, Eintracht Frankfurt 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0, Eintracht Frankfurt 1.
Attempt missed. Joselu (Eintracht Frankfurt) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.
Penalty saved! Joselu (Eintracht Frankfurt) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top left corner.
Penalty conceded by Gonzalo Castro (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Eintracht Frankfurt. Marvin Bakalorz draws a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. Marvin Bakalorz (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tranquillo Barnetta.
Foul by Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).
Jan Rosenthal (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).
Johannes Flum (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Carlos Zambrano (Eintracht Frankfurt) because of an injury.
Corner, Eintracht Frankfurt. Conceded by Jens Hegeler.
Attempt blocked. Joselu (Eintracht Frankfurt) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Constant Djakpa.
Hand ball by Joselu (Eintracht Frankfurt).
Offside, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Gonzalo Castro tries a through ball, but Eren Derdiyok is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Marvin Bakalorz replaces Stephan Schröck.

Booking

Philipp Wollscheid (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).
Constant Djakpa (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Pirmin Schwegler (Eintracht Frankfurt) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Levin Öztunali (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Pirmin Schwegler (Eintracht Frankfurt).

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Levin Öztunali replaces Giulio Donati.
Attempt missed. Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Stefan Kießling with a headed pass.
Jens Hegeler (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stephan Schröck (Eintracht Frankfurt).
Attempt saved. Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Giulio Donati with a cross.
Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Sebastian Jung.
Attempt saved. Gonzalo Castro (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simon Rolfes.
Attempt missed. Jan Rosenthal (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sebastian Jung with a cross following a fast break.

Booking

Johannes Flum (Eintracht Frankfurt) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Heung-Min Son (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Johannes Flum (Eintracht Frankfurt).
Attempt saved. Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Emre Can with a cross.
Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Joselu.
Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Sebastian Jung.

Substitution

Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Tranquillo Barnetta replaces Marco Russ.
Offside, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Gonzalo Castro tries a through ball, but Eren Derdiyok is caught offside.
Hand ball by Stephan Schröck (Eintracht Frankfurt).
Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Sebastian Jung.
Attempt missed. Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stefan Kießling following a fast break.
Attempt blocked. Marco Russ (Eintracht Frankfurt) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jan Rosenthal.
Attempt missed. Constant Djakpa (Eintracht Frankfurt) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jens Hegeler (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Jens Hegeler (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).
Joselu (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stephan Schröck (Eintracht Frankfurt).
Hand ball by Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).
Attempt blocked. Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro.

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Jens Hegeler replaces Lars Bender.

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Eren Derdiyok replaces Robbie Kruse.
Attempt missed. Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Robbie Kruse (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Pirmin Schwegler (Eintracht Frankfurt).
Emre Can (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stephan Schröck (Eintracht Frankfurt).
Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Kevin Trapp.
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