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FULL-TIME!

No stoppage time and Leverkusen's win is rubber-stamped. They move above Wolfsburg and Frankfurt into fifth place, five points behind fourth-placed Leipzig. And now they turn their attention to the Europa League, with Krasnodar the next guests at the BayArena on Thursday. That's 12 points in 2019 now for Peter Bosz's rejuvenated side.
Full-time
89'
<- Paulinho
-> Kevin Volland
89'

ALARIO EFFORT!

Alario is playing like he has a point to prove here. This was his third chance of the game, just missing the post once again. His performance has at least tempered the early loss of Bellarabi to injury.
82'
substitutesAndre Hoffmann
82'

TICK TOCK

Like towards the end of the first half, Leverkusen are now taking the tempo out of the game and playing the clock down on what looks set to be their fourth win of 2019, a result which would take them fifth.
80'
<- Julian Baumgartlinger
-> Julian Brandt
77'

HOME SWEET HOME

Bailey's three goals this season have all come at the BayArena: two against Bayern, and one today. Home comforts.
76'

CAPTAIN'S SHIFT OVER

Fink is taken off - perhaps in view of his yellow card - and Kownacki comes on to make his Bundesliga debut. The former Sampdoria player has 15 minutes to make an impression.
75'
<- Dawid Kownacki
-> Oliver Fink
67'

BAILEY STRIKES!

There is only so much Drobny can do - and he did it to turn Weiser's shot away, but Bailey was there to accept the invitation for his thired goal of the season, and probably enough to seal victory.
66'

Leon Bailey

GOAL!

2 : 0
Leon Bailey
64'
<- Benito Raman
-> Markus Suttner
64'

CORNERED

Hoffmann gets enough on the ball to deflect it behind for a corner, as Leverkusen look to transform their over 80 per cent possession into a second goal.
60'
substitutesDodi Lukebakio
59'

CALENDAR BOYS

Bayer Leverkusen are currently the number one team in the Bundesliga in the 2019 calendar year, with 12 points and 12-3 goals. Pin that one on your wall!
57'

DOUBLE ALARIO!

Two quick-fire chances for Alario, but Drobny is there each time to keep his side in the game. Not bad for the oldest player in Fortuna's history!
50'

FORTUNA FIGHTING

Gießelmann sends a diagonal effort just wide of the far post. Another sign that Fortuna are not going to roll over and be beaten without a fight here.
47'
substitutesOliver Fink
46'

ALARIO SIGHTER!

Only a handful of seconds into this second half and Alario already takes aim. An early warning there for veteran Drobny, who is not caught napping.
46'

NO CHANGES

Both sides as they were at the end of the first half, with one enforced change each made in the first half, but no tactical ones at the break.
Kick-off!

HALF-TIME!

A pretty even first half, just about edged by Leverkusen, who really looked impressive when they turned it on. Fortuna have gone close on at least two occasions, though, so Leverkusen cannot pop any corks during the interval.
Half-time
45' + 1'

TWO MINUTES TO GO

Leverkusen have taken the tempo out of the game in the past five minutes and seem to be looking forward to a nice bit of refreshment. Not long for them - and us - to wait.
45'

TOUGH TACKLERS!

They may be a goal behind, but Fortuna are ahead in the number of tackles they have won today. Challenge accepted.
42'

VOLLAND CHANCE!

After that warning, Leverkusen get their slick passing together once again and Volland's shot is diverted by the toe-end of Suttner behind for a corner. It was almost a no-look shot from Volland, who just knew were the goal was.
41'

SIGN OF LIFE

Karaman leads the ball forward, but he does not see the unmarked Kaminski to his left. Dragovic times his tackle well and the danger is over, but that was a chance for Fortuna.
36'

EUROPA LEAGUE, OR MORE?

As things stand, Leverkusen are leapfrogging both Frankfurt and Wolfsburg into fifth place. However, can they aim higher? On this evidence, the five-point gap to fourth-placed RB Leipzig is not looking so large, even if Leipzig are also in good form.
35'

LEVERKUSEN ON TOP

The hosts are now in the ascendency, with Brandt startng to pull the strings and Volland curling in an effort which Drobny saves. Fortuna will be happy to get to the break just one behind.
30'

HOT HAVERTZ

That is now nine goals for the season for Havertz, who has scored five in his last six. Hot.
28'
28' As Zimmer is carried away by two Fortuna physios, Barkok comes on. That looked more serious than Bellarabi's earlier, and both coaches have had to make changes they would have preferred not to within 30 minutes.
27'
<- Aymane Barkok
-> Jean Zimmer
25'

ZIMMER INJURY

Now it's the turn of Fortuna fans to fear an early change due to injury, Zimmer hurting his ankle badly.
23'

SUTTNER CLOSE!

After Dragovic earns the first yellow card of the game after committing a foul, Suttner goes close with the resulting free-kick - almost taking a lick of paint off the right-hand upright.
21'
substitutesAleksandar Dragovic
18'

LEVERKUSEN LEAD!

Havertz picks up the ball just inside the Fortuna half and gets the attack going, before racing forward and getting himself on the end of Volland's cross. He was totally unmarked just a couple of yards out, and just had to stick his foot out to score.
18'

Kai Havertz

GOAL!

1 : 0
Kai Havertz
16'
16' Leverkusen forced to make an early change, then, with Bellarabi replaced by Alario. Perhaps more of a worry for coach Peter Bosz is how long he may have to do without the German winger, with the UEFA Europa League clash with Krasnodar to come on Thursday.
15'
<- Lucas Alario
-> Karim Bellarabi
13'

BELLARABI CONCERN

It looks like Bellarabi is not going to be able to continue. He pulled up while on the ball and has just limped off the field.
12'

DROBNY DENIES HAVERTZ

Speak of the devil... the 39-year-old makes a save from Kai Havertz, a lad 20 years his junior.
12'

DROBNY BACK

Jaroslav Drobny is making his first Bundesliga appearance in over two years, as a replacement for Michael Rensing, who has been struck down by flu. Drobny's last outing was in a 2-1 defeat for Bremen against Dortmund – a game in which he also saw a red card.
8'

KAMINSKI TO THE RESCUE

Bellarabi whips in a dangerous cross from the right and Kaminski had to get his head to that ball to flick it away from Volland, who was sniffing the chance to put the hosts ahead.
6'

HERE FOR THE POINTS

Fortuna have made a bold start to the game - an indication of the confidence that win a week ago gave them. They are ten points clear of the relegation zone and are clearly playing with less pressure than earlier this season.
4'

KARAMAN!

First chance of the game comes from a Fortuna corner, and Karaman's header is just a whisker wide of the right-hand post!

CONFIDENT SIDES

Leverkusen, in black, come into this game off the back of a 5-1 win over Mainz last week, while Fortuna, playing in white today, put three past Stuttgart without reply.
Kick-off!

KICK-OFF!

The teams are out and we are ready to get underway in Leverkusen!
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