German Bundesliga
Bayer Levkn0Bor Dortmd1

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0-1 Borussia Dortmund

Stefan Kiessling and Roger Schmidt
Acting Bayer Leverkusen captain Stefan Kiessling was sent over to the the touchline to talk to coach Roger Schmidt

Referee Felix Zwayer walked off after Bayer Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt refused to go to the stands after being dismissed for dissent.

The Bundesliga match against Borussia Dortmund was delayed for around eight minutes and only started again after Schmidt left his technical area.

Schmidt claimed Dortmund's goal, scored by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, should not have stood.

"I was too stubborn and reacted emotionally," said Schmidt afterwards.

Re-live all the drama here.

The 48-year-old claimed a free-kick leading to the goal was not taken from the right place.

German referee Zwayer asked Leverkusen's acting captain Stefan Kiessling, who had conceded the foul that led to the goal, to tell his coach to leave the dug-out.

When nothing happened, Zwayer led the teams off the pitch and into the dressing rooms.

"It was certainly a mistake on my part," added Schmidt.

"However, I wish the referee had explained to me just once why I had to go to the stands."

It was the first time a Bundesliga match had been suspended in such circumstances, with Schmidt going on to watch the remainder of the game from his team's dressing room.

Felix Zwayer and Roger Schmidt
Felix Zwayer spoke to Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt over an incident in the first half
Felix Zwayer
Zwayer left the pitch and was seen talking to Bayer Leverkusen officials in the tunnel
Referee Felix Zwayer leaves the pitch
Zwayer also took charge of Tottenham's Europa League tie with Fiorentina last week

The result moved Dortmund to within eight points of Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich following Bayern's 3-1 win over Darmstadt on Saturday.

The top two teams meet in Dortmund on 5 March.

Leverkusen missed the chance to go third in the table as their six-match unbeaten league run came to an end.

In a game of few chances, the controversial moment came after 64 minutes when Kiessling fouled Sven Bender.

Matthias Ginter took a quick free-kick which released Erik Durm to break clear and cross for Aubameyang to side-foot in his 28th goal of the season.

What they said:

Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt: "We went behind to an irregular goal. I pointed it out to the fourth official.

Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel: "I can empathize with Roger, but better he took that position than I did.

"Emotions can sometimes boil over, but on this occasion it was a little too much."

Line-ups

Bayer Levkn

  • 1Leno
  • 16JedvajSubstituted forHilbertat 57'minutes
  • 4Tah
  • 21ToprakSubstituted forPapadopoulosat 45'minutesBooked at 56mins
  • 18Nascimento BorgesBooked at 89mins
  • 14Mehmedi
  • 23Kramer
  • 44KamplBooked at 25minsSubstituted forRamalhoat 45'minutes
  • 38BellarabiBooked at 58mins
  • 11Kießling
  • 7Hernández BalcázarBooked at 53mins

Substitutes

  • 2Ramalho
  • 5Papadopoulos
  • 13Hilbert
  • 19Brandt
  • 25Kresic
  • 27Kruse
  • 37Frey

Bor Dortmd

  • 38Bürki
  • 26Piszczek
  • 25PapastathopoulosSubstituted forSuboticat 77'minutes
  • 15Hummels
  • 37DurmBooked at 87mins
  • 28Ginter
  • 6BenderSubstituted forWeiglat 68'minutes
  • 14Leitner
  • 10Mkhitaryan
  • 17Aubameyang
  • 22PulisicSubstituted forReusat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Weidenfeller
  • 4Subotic
  • 11Reus
  • 20Ramos
  • 23Kagawa
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 33Weigl
Referee:
Felix Zwayer
Attendance:
30,210

Match Stats

Home TeamBayer LevknAway TeamBor Dortmd
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home20
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0, Borussia Dortmund 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0, Borussia Dortmund 1.

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Henrikh Mkhitaryan tries a through ball, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Chicharito (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Karim Bellarabi.

Attempt blocked. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Erik Durm.

Attempt saved. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthias Ginter with a through ball.

Booking

Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund).

Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Karim Bellarabi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Roman Bürki.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Matthias Ginter (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Attempt blocked. Chicharito (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Mats Hummels.

Foul by Moritz Leitner (Borussia Dortmund).

Admir Mehmedi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Neven Subotic replaces Sokratis because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund) because of an injury.

Foul by Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund).

Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Admir Mehmedi with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Sokratis.

Attempt blocked. Chicharito (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Admir Mehmedi with a cross.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Erik Durm.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Julian Weigl replaces Sven Bender.

Delay in match (Borussia Dortmund).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Goal!

Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0, Borussia Dortmund 1. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Erik Durm following a set piece situation.

Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Bayern Mun2219214559
2Bor Dortmd2216333051
3Hertha BSC221066636
4Bayer Levkn221057835
5B M'gladbach221129535
6Schalke221048234
71. FSV Mainz 05221039133
8VfL Wolfsburg22877331
91. FC Köln22787-429
10FC Ingolstadt 0422859-729
11VfB Stuttgart228410-828
12Hamburger SV22769-527
13FC Augsburg226610-724
14SV Darmstadt 98226610-1124
15Eintracht Frankfurt225710-1022
16SV Werder Bremen225512-1920
17TSG 1899 Hoffenheim223910-1118
18Hannover 96224216-1814
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