German Bundesliga
B LeverkusenBayer 04 Leverkusen0FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt1

Bayer Leverkusen 0-1 Eintracht Frankfurt

Bayer Leverkusen players look dejected after Bundesliga defeat against 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 Eintrachtexternal-link 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

B Leverkusen

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Frankfurt

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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 TeamB LeverkusenAway TeamFrankfurt
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home15
Away16
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away23

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0, Eintracht Frankfurt 1.

  3. Post update

    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.

  4. Post update

    Penalty saved! Joselu (Eintracht Frankfurt) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top left corner.

  5. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Gonzalo Castro (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) after a foul in the penalty area.

  6. Post update

    Penalty Eintracht Frankfurt. Marvin Bakalorz draws a foul in the penalty area.

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  9. Post update

    Jan Rosenthal (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  11. Post update

    Johannes Flum (Eintracht Frankfurt) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  13. Post update

    Delay in match Carlos Zambrano (Eintracht Frankfurt) because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Eintracht Frankfurt. Conceded by Jens Hegeler.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Joselu (Eintracht Frankfurt) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Constant Djakpa.

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Joselu (Eintracht Frankfurt).

  17. Post update

    Offside, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Gonzalo Castro tries a through ball, but Eren Derdiyok is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Eintracht Frankfurt. Marvin Bakalorz replaces Stephan Schröck.

  19. Booking

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

  20. Booking

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