Goals: 0-1 Werner (13’, pen.), 1-1 Bailey (44’), 1-2 Forsberg (54’, pen.), 2-2 Volland (74’)
Red card: Henrichs (52')
Leipzig dominated the early stages and were presented with a golden opportunity to open the scoring when Admir Mehmedi conceded a penalty for a foul on Marcel Sabitzer. Timo Werner slotted home the resulting spot-kick for his seventh league goal of the campaign, but the hosts responded well and restored parity just before the interval when Leon Bailey latched onto Dominik Kohr’s exquisite through-ball and finished beyond Peter Gulacsi for his fourth goal in six appearances.
Galvanised by their equaliser late in the first half, Leverkusen flew out of the traps after the break but conceded another penalty when Marcel Sabitzer’s goal-bound effort was handled on the line by half-time substitute Benjamin Henrichs, who was shown a straight red card for his troubles. Emil Forsberg made no mistake from twelve yards but the visitors struggled to press home their numerical advantage, allowing Kevin Volland to volley home with a quarter of an hour remaining to earn Bayer a deserved point.