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2:03

WATCH: WOLFSBURG 0-0 LEVERKUSEN

Neither side was able to find a goal at the Volkswagen Arena as Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen played out a scoreless draw in the Bundesliga for the very first time.
0:22

Watch: Hradecky on Wolfsburg 0-0 Leverkusen: "Two good goalkeepers"

Lukas Hradecky showed no bias in his reasoning behind Bayer Leverkusen's 0-0 draw at Wolfsburg on Matchday 1 of the 2020/21 season.
Full-time
90'
+ 2

Yellow card

yellowCard
Julian Baumgartlinger
Julian Baumgartlinger
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

We're into two minutes of added time at the end of the game.
85'

LAST CHANCE SALOON

If either team is going to be able to win this game the time is running out for them to make their move. Both sides look capable of finding that goal...
85'

Substitution

sub
Joel Pohjanpalo
Joel Pohjanpalo
sub
Karim Bellarabi
Karim Bellarabi
85'

Substitution

sub
Julian Baumgartlinger
Julian Baumgartlinger
sub
Florian Wirtz
Florian Wirtz
83'

SCHICK HEADS OVER

The new Leverkusen man is on the end of Amiri's free-kick with a header, but he can't get it on target from inside the six-yard box.
81'

GERHARDT CAN'T FIND A MAN

The substitute controls a pass from Otavio well into the Leverkusen box and plays a teasing ball across the face of the Leverkusen goal, but no Wolfsburg forwards are in position to potentially tap it into the net.
78'

Substitution

sub
Yannick Gerhardt
Yannick Gerhardt
sub
Joao Victor
Joao Victor
76'

Substitution

sub
Wendell
Wendell
sub
Daley Sinkgraven
Daley Sinkgraven
74'

VICTOR DENIED

He latches onto Brekalo's through but doesn't spot Hradecky racing out of his goal until late, forcing him wide as he attempts to round the goalkeeper, but the Finnish goalkeeper does well to close him down and win the ball back.
72'

INTO THE FINAL 20...

Less than 20 minutes to play now in Wolfsburg, looking to find a winning goal from somewhere in this even contest. We've seen just three shots on target so far today - but the next one could prove vital.
Shots on target
1
2
69'

Substitution

sub
Paulo Otávio
Paulo Otávio
sub
Jérôme Roussillon
Jérôme Roussillon
69'

Substitution

sub
Felix Klaus
Felix Klaus
sub
Admir Mehmedi
Admir Mehmedi
64'

DIABY DENIED!

Demirbay sends the ball over the Wolfsburg defence and the Frenchman's first touch sends him past one defender. But Wolfsburg recover and block Wirtz's effort on the loose ball. The chance is still alive, though, with Diaby the nearest to the ball after that initial shot and his effort forces a great save from Casteels.
63'

SCHICK ON FOR DEBUT

The former RB Leipzig loanee is on to make his Bundesliga debut for Leverkusen, with Nadiem Amiri also on in place of Alario and Demirbay.
63'

Substitution

sub
Patrik Schick
Patrik Schick
sub
Lucas Alario
Lucas Alario
63'

Substitution

sub
Nadiem Amiri
Nadiem Amiri
sub
Kerem Demirbay
Kerem Demirbay
62'

WIRTZ WORKING HARD

The 17-year-old has only been outrun by Wolfsburg's Maxi Arnold so far today. Using his young energy well.
Distance run (km)
8.6
8.4
Maximilian ArnoldFlorian Wirtz
57'

GOOOO... NO!

Mehmedi thinks he has Wolfsburg ahead after Steffen's long ball reaches Victor's run. He then cuts the ball across goal for Mehmedi to score with ease, but the Brazilian forward was offside when Steffen's pass was played. A good sign, though, of what Wolfsburg are able to produce going forward.
55'

HARD TO SEPARATE THEM AGAIN

It's been a quick start to the second half with both sides able to win back the ball from one another, making it an entertaining watch, but we're yet to have a shot on goal in anger since the game restarted.

WIRTZ WORKING HARD

The youngster has been heavily involved for Leverkusen, covering the most distance and winning the most duels of any Leverkusen player so far.
46'

SECOND HALF UNDERWAY

The ball is rolling against in Wolfsburg with no changes to either side.
Kick-off!
Half-time
45'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

We're now into one minute of added time at the end of the first half.
43'

MASSIVE CHANCE FOR WEGHORST!

The ball springs through the Leverkusen defence after an attempted shot from Mehmedi was blocked by Aranguiz. It deflected into Weghorst's path and he had only Hradecky to beat on his left foot, but the Leverkusen shot-stopper does his job superbly.
43'

Yellow card

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Xaver Schlager
Xaver Schlager
42'

WOLFSBURG PRESSING BEFORE THE BREAK

The home side sending a few crosses into the Leverkusen box before the half-time whistle arrives. With an asset like Weghorst - the tallest player in the Bundesliga, goalkeeper or not - why wouldn't you?
37'

FIRST HALF STORY

Leverkusen have had the ball, but Wolfsburg have had the chances...
Passes
150
204
34'

HUGE CHANCE FOR BROOKS!

It should really be 1-0 to the home side after a lovely move from a free-kick. Schlager clipped the ball to the back post and Mehmedi volleyed it with the inside of his foot across the box. Brooks' run was perfect to meet it and he's free to head at goal, but the USMNT centre-back misses the target from close range.
33'

Yellow card

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Charles Aránguiz
Charles Aránguiz
30'

BREAKLO HAS A GO!

Another chance for the home side as the Croatian winger collects the ball on the edge of the Leverkusen box and takes aim with his left foot. It's always rising though, and drifts over the Leverkusen goal.
25'

BIG CHANCE FOR WIRTZ

The youngsters plays a lovely one-two with Diaby who sends him into the Wolfsburg box. It's a cracking challenge though from Lacroix, who slides in and deflects the ball off Wirtz and then out for a corner. His new teammates surround him with big pats on the back after that challenge.
20'

SCHLAGER FIRES WIDE

A tidy move from Wolfsburg as Victor plays a pass to the edge of the Leverkusen box from the right. Mehmedi dummies for Schlager but the 22-year-old's touch is poor and the shot that follows dully suffers because of it and bounces wide. A half-chance wasted.
19'

LACROIX HAS PACE!

The Frenchman has clocked a speed of 21.6mph already in this game. Alphonso Davies broke the Bundesliga speed record last season with 22.7mph - the centre-back not too far behind.
Fastest runner (km\/h)
34.9
33.6
Maxence LacroixKarim Bellarabi
17'

ALARIO EFFORT BLOCKED

Demirbay's corner is headed down by Sven Bender and finds Alario in the Wolfsburg box. He heads the ball on towards goal, but sees his effort blocked by the home side's defence.

LACRIOIX ON DEBUT

The young French centre-back getting involved in the action early on.
12'

WOLFSBURG COMPACT

A glance at Wolfsburg's average positions so far reveals an incredible compact start to this game. The formation is a real 4-2-2-2, with no midfielders looking to move wide generally. Mehmedi is the closest support to Weghorst in attack.
9'

WIRTZ AS NO.10

The 17-year-old is taking up the Havertz role for Leverkusen today with Alario ahead of him and Bellarabi and Diaby to either side. The Cologne-born talent still lives with his parents in the city, just south of Leverkusen.
5'

BOTH SIDES ON THE BALL

It's been an even opening few minutes in Wolfsburg with both sides able to enjoy possession so far. Neither has been able to take control thus far as they figure each other out in the early going.
1'

HERE WE GO!

The ball is rolling in Wolfsburg as the home side get things underway.
Kick-off!

SPECIAL WOLFSBURG SHIRT TODAY

The home side will be sporting a one-off shirt for their first home game of the season, celebrating the club's 75th anniversary.

LIFE WITHOUT KAI AND KEVIN

It's been a big summer of change for Leverkusen and Peter Bosz with both Kai Havertz and Kevin Volland departing the club during the transfer window so far. Patrik Schick has come in, but is only on the bench today, with only a few days of training in his legs. There are so many attacking options for the Dutch forward, though, that a good show from them going forward today could build confidence in the coach that he has enough options for the season ahead.
0:01

WOLFSBURG'S WAY TO THE PITCH

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the way out onto the pitch at the Volkswagen Arena, the home of the final game of the weekend in the Bundesliga.

WOLFSBURG TEAM NEWS

There's a new face in the Wolfsburg starting line-ups as 20-year-old centre-back Maxence Lacroix makes his Bundesliga debut after his summer move from Sochaux. Wout Weghorst leads the attack with support from Josip Brekalo, Admir Mehmedi and Joao Victor while Renato Steffen is filling it at right-back in the absence of both Kevin Mbabu and William.

LEVERKUSEN TEAM NEWS

New signing Patrik Schick is on the bench for Leverkusen, ready and waiting to make his Bundesliga debut for the club. Ahead of him is Lucas Alario leading the attack, with Karim Bellarabi and Moussa Diaby in support. Florian Wirtz is playing in more of a midfield role today, the winger dropping in alongside Kerem Demirbay and new club captain Charles Aranguiz.

WOLFSBURG STARTING XI!

Casteels (c) - Steffen, Lacroix, Brooks, Roussillon - Schlager, Arnold - Victor, Mehmedi, Brekalo – Weghorst

WOLFSBURG SUBS

Pervan, Otavio, Malli, Klaus, Bialek, Marmoush, Gerhardt, Ginczek, Siersleben

LEVERKUSEN STARTING XI!

Hradecky - L. Bender, S. Bender, Tapsoba, Sinkgraven - Wirtz, Aranguiz (c), Demirbay - Bellarabi, Alario, Diaby

LEVERKUSEN SUBS

Lomb, Tah, Dragovic, Amiri, Schick, Baumgartlinger, Pohjanpalo, Wendell, Palacios
3:12

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