Perhaps Borussia Mönchengladbach was just the wrong opponent for a real fresh start at Bayer Leverkusen. 0:1 (0:1) lost the first game of coach Peter Bosz at his new club against the Champions League contenders from the lower Rhine. Especially in the case of your passionate attack in the second half, had the team a lot of bad luck, not even the equaliser. But very early in the game, the Leverkusen a lightness infiltrated, had been missing for long stretches of the first round.

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Today was more to it for us. But the last Pass was often poor, we have to work on. It has also lacked a bit of luck,” said Bosz after the final whistle on his debut and added: “At the end was Gladbach effective.” His Opposite number Dieter Hecking said: “I am, of course, with the outcome very much in agreement. If you start after the winter break again, you never know exactly where you stand.“

18 seconds were completed, there seemed to already meet part of the expectations that were set for the Leverkusen’s responsible in the change of coach. Julian Brandt played a clever Pass on the left wing, from where Karim Bellarabi hit the Ball, dangerous in front of goal; only with trouble the Gladbach could save interior defense in front of the onrushing Kevin Volland. The looked good, especially not 90 seconds has been completed then another cool attack with a something to unplaced shot from Charles Aranguiz. The new desire for the offensive game was immediately apparent, the Team had a half an hour as exempt.

As expected, Trainer Bosz had sent his Team in a 4-3-3 System in the game. With Charles Aranguiz as the sole defensive midfielder, prior to that, Brandt and Kai Havertz played as a double-eight, a Trio with Leon Bailey and Bellarabi on the wings and Volland in the centre was the storm. It was very risky, but the werkself stood against the counter-strong Team from Mönchengladbach are also in enemy possession of the ball very neatly. A half-hour long, the team had little chance, because the back four to Sven Bender and Jonathan worked Tah very attentive and not quite so high as the defensive line of Borussia Dortmund at that time the Dutch football teacher.

Clear, moreover, that in the past weeks, again and again, the comparisons drawn in the new style with the Leverkusen game under Boszs Before-limp predecessor Roger Schmidt. The team built the game with a lot of small passes, had the Ball, what was Schmidt’s hardly ever the case. However, the furious initial phase, followed some minutes, in which Bayer Leverkusen was hardly any gaps in the defense of the guests, was held together by the of his severe facial injury recovering Matthias Ginter.

In the 37. Minute showed, however, that the “new fundenen” Leverkusen have certain weaknesses. Because Brandt switched a bit too timid in the Defensive, all of a sudden the room for a nice move over Lars Stindl and Jonas Hofmann, Alassane Pléa from an acute angle to the 1:0 perfect. This was a setback, the handle over the course of the Rhine countries, and almost Nico Elvedi would have been a free kick for the 2:0 for Mönchengladbach beheaded, but goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky kept the well-placed Ball (43.).

After the break, an attack after the next in the direction of the Gladbach goal then rolled back. Havertz came after a corner from a short distance to the financial statements, but was not placed enough (61.). Luck had the opinion, that there was a action of the summer against Bailey no penalty (68.), and a few seconds later, Bellarabi hit the post. Full of devotion, threw Leverkusen forward, sub-band sent against attacks. But Volland failed from six metres as in the summer (72.) how Havertz per head (77.), and a Bellarabi shot flew narrowly wide (79 in.) At the end of the Gladbacher acclaimed a very lucky win. Leverkusen remained only one consolation: There is again very attractive to see attacking football in the Arena.

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