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2:03
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0:22

WATCH: ADAMS: "THE BUNDESLIGA IS ALWAYS INTENSE"

0:23

WATCH: BAILEY: "WE WERE THE UNLUCKY TEAM"

Full-time
90'
+ 4

LATE FREE-KICK

Klostermann is brought down right on the edge of the Leverkusen box and the home side will have one final chance to add to the scoreline.
90'
+ 3

INTENSE UNTIL THE END

Leverkusen are going long, but Leipzig are defending well. Will there be one last chance?
90'
+ 2

Yellow card

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Amadou Haidara
Amadou Haidara
90'
+ 1

ADDED TIME

We'll have four minutes of time added on at the end of this game.
90'
+ 1

KLUIVERT BOOKED

A tactical foul on Wirtz from the Dutchman.
90'

Yellow card

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Justin Kluivert
Justin Kluivert
90'

Substitution

sub
Marcel Halstenberg
Marcel Halstenberg
sub
Angeliño
Angeliño
89'

HUGE CHANCE!

Leverkusen's best chance of the game comes right at the end. A ball over the top to the right is met by Bellarabi who cuts the ball back for Alario in front of goal. He clips a shot at goal first-time, but it's straight at Gulacsi who saves well. Leipzig's defence then clears with offside given against Bellarabi on the rebound.
88'

BRILLIANT TO THE END

The battle between Bailey and Mukiele today has been a joy to watch, with Leipzig's right-back coming out on top up to now.
Duels won
17
15
Nordi MukieleLeon Bailey
84'

LEVERKUSEN GIVING EVERYTHING

Leipzig are looking for more control now but still pushing the ball forward. Leverkusen, meanwhile, are firing the ball forward at every opportunity. So far, no chances have fallen the way of Schick or Alario.
81'

Substitution

sub
Willi Orban
Willi Orban
sub
Kevin Kampl
Kevin Kampl
81'

ALARIO ON

Fosu-Mensah has been brought off with some knocks of his own, and in his place comes Alario to add another man to their attack.
81'

Substitution

sub
Lucas Alario
Lucas Alario
sub
Tim Fosu-Mensah
Tim Fosu-Mensah
81'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Haidara and Orban are on for Mukiele and Kampl in the final minutes here, providing fresh legs as Leipzig look to hold on to their 1-0 lead.
81'

Substitution

sub
Amadou Haidara
Amadou Haidara
sub
Nordi Mukiele
Nordi Mukiele
79'

SO MUCH EFFORT FROM BOTH SIDES

It's been such an intense game in Leipzig, and there are some tired legs out there now with 10 minutes to play.
Sprints
244
244
75'

BAILEY BOOKED

A second caution for Leverkusen with Bailey bringing down Mukiele.
75'

Yellow card

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Leon Bailey
Leon Bailey

THE DIFFERENCE SO FAR

Nkunku's strike is what separates us with just over 15 minutes to play here, but the game has opened up more and more.
74'

TAPSOBA BACK ON

The centre-back is back on and looks fit to carry on. A big boost for Bosz and his side.
71'

TAPSOBA DOWN

The Leverkusen defender battles with Poulsen and clears the ball before he goes down with a knock.
70'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Two substitutions for Leipzig with Poulsen and Kluivert coming on for Nkunku and Sorloth with 20 minutes to play.
70'

Substitution

sub
Justin Kluivert
Justin Kluivert
sub
Christopher Nkunku
Christopher Nkunku
70'

Substitution

sub
Yussuf Poulsen
Yussuf Poulsen
sub
Alexander Sørloth
Alexander Sørloth
68'

CHANCES FLOWING NOW

Goal attempts
11off target
2on target
3off target
2on target
65'

BELLARABI WASTES ONE

The substitute is played in behind the Leipzig defence and is charging down on goal down the right. He has Schick in the middle but goes for goal himself, which is the wrong decision in the end with his shot fired high and wide.
62'

HUGE CHANCES!

Sorloth cuts past Tapsoba and fires at goal but smacks the post with his effort. The rebound falls to Olmo in front of goal and he fires low from seven yards out but Hradecky produces a stunning reflex save with his right foot to keep that ball out. Fantastic football all round!
60'

BELLARABI BOOKED

Seconds after coming on, the substitute is shown a yellow card for a late challenge on Angelino.
60'

Yellow card

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Karim Bellarabi
Karim Bellarabi
59'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Here comes a striker, with former Leipzig man Schick on for Sinkgraven. Bellarabi is also on for Diaby.
59'

Substitution

sub
Karim Bellarabi
Karim Bellarabi
sub
Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby
59'

Substitution

sub
Patrik Schick
Patrik Schick
sub
Daley Sinkgraven
Daley Sinkgraven
58'

NOT FAR AWAY

The man for a special moment, Bailey spots Gulacsi off his line and goes for goal from the halfway line. This one sails over the crossbar, but you can't beat the confidence of Bailey.
55'

STILL PROBING

The visitors back on the ball and enjoying possession again, but Bailey, Diaby and Wirtz are struggling to produce chances on goal past the Leipzig defence. It might not be too much longer before we see Schick or Alario.
51'
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51'

NKUNKU FIRES HOME!

A thunderous finish from Nkunku after superbly beating four Leverkusen defenders. HIs initial shot is blocked on the edge of the away side's area but he gathers the loose ball and flicks it between four Leverkusen players to open space for a shot on goal. It's a half-volley hit with so much power that to find the top corner, offering Hradecky no chance.
51'

Christopher Nkunku

GOAL!

1:0
Christopher Nkunku
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Goal probability
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MATCH FACTS powered by AWS
49'

ON THE BALL

Leverkusen enjoying early possession in this second half, but Leipzig are almost defending with a four-man attack when the ball is with the Leverkusen defence. It's proving difficult for the away side to break through.
46'

BACK UNDERWAY!

Leipzig get us rolling again in the second half with no changes at the break.
Kick-off!
Half-time
45'
+ 1

TENSIONS FLARING

Both sides come together in front of the technical areas on the sidelines. No cards handed out.
43'

DIABY DOWN

The Frenchman is struggling with a knock to his right knee. He's attempting to continue, but we'll have to wait and see if he can.
39'

CANCELLING EACH OTHER OUT

So far Leverkusen's tall centre-back pairing is handling Sorloth well, while Leipzig's three-man defence is keeping pace with Wirtz, Diaby and Bailey. Little to separate them and you already get the feeling that this game will be decided by fine margins.
34'

CHANCES FEW AND FAR BETWEEN

Neither keeper has had a save to make so far with Leipzig have more of the chances, but no clear-cut ones to speak of. Both backlines doing their jobs superbly so far.
Goal attempts
5off target
0on target
0off target
1on target
30'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 30 minutes
Through high-end camera technology and machine learning, the speed of each player is evaluated in real time. Top speed then means, the fastest measured single frame of a player/game.
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Dayot Upamecano
Dayot Upamecano35.43km/h
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Leon Bailey
Leon Bailey33.88km/h
3.
Timothy Evans Fosu-Mensah
Timothy Evans Fosu-Mensah32.30km/h
29'

ANGELINO FREE-KICK

Adams is brought down on the edge of the Leverkusen box to the left and Angelino steps up to curl the free-kick at goal. Hradecky's wall those well though and heads it behind for a corner, which Leverkusen clear.
26'

FOSU-MENSAH DOWN

The new signing on his first start is down here after a knock in a challenge with Upamecano. He's getting back to his feet and should be able to continue, but that's not what Leverkusen want to see with so many injuries already.
22'

TRADING PUNCHES

Adams is in on goal at a tough angle on the right, so looks across to find Angelino at the back post. Tapsoba does well to intercept and clear it away and Leverkusen break themselves with Diaby and Bailey, but Leipzig's defence recovers as well.

SINKGRAVEN IN MIDFIELD

The Dutchman played in midfield for Leverkusen in the Europa League, and is doing so again this evening.
18'

ANGELINO GOES CLOSE!

Fantastic interplay from Leipzig with Nkunku playing the ball into the middle to Olmo from the left. He sends a first-time pass into the Leverkusen box to meet Angelino's run, and the Spaniard fires a first-time volley at goal, but slices the strike just wide past the near post.
16'

WIRTZ SO CLOSE!

Diaby fires forward a superb long ball from the left over the Leipzig defence and Wirtz is in to reach it. He goes for a full-volley with the ball dropping in front of him, but can't get the desired contact and it bounces through to Gulacsi.
15'

FUN BATTLE ON SHOW

With Bailey playing through the middle, the Jamaican winger is coming up against Upamecano in a direct duel. It's been a fun one to watch, with both using their speed to their advantage.
13'

LEIPZIG GOAL RULED OUT

Sabitzer has the ball in the Leverkusen net, but offside is given against the midfielder. He controls Angelino's cross past Tah and beats Hradecky from close range, but Leverkusen live to fight another day.
7'

QUICK OUT OF THE BLOCKS

Upamecano has already registered the fastest speed of any Leipzig player so far this season in this game.
Fastest runner (km/h)
35.43
33.88
Dayot UpamecanoLeon Bailey
6'

MUKIELE IN DEFENCE

Adams on the right wing today for Leipzig, with Mukiele preferred on the right of Leipzig's defence alongside Upamecano and Klostermann.
4'

NKUNKU GOES CLOSE

Leipzig latch onto some lazy Leverkusen defending. It's a clipped cross into Olmo and his header goes to Nkunku at the back post. He's 10 yards from goal, and curls a shot for the far top corner which Hradecky watches go narrowly wide past his post.
3'

BAYER SET UP

It looks like Sinkgraven is playing in the No.10 role in midfield, with Wirtz on the left, Bailey in the middle and Diaby on the right of Bosz's attack.
1'

HERE WE GO!

We're off and running in Leipzig for this match-up between the two best defences in the league.
Kick-off!

LEIPZIG VS. LEVERKUSEN ANALYSIS

It's a mouth-watering match awaiting us this evening, with two of the Bundesliga's most tactically adept coaches going head-to-head with their talent-filled squads out on the pitch. bundesliga.com have looked at how the two teams compare, which you can read on the website and in the app.

NO ALARIO OR SCHICK, NO PROBLEM?

Alario is Leverkusen’s eight-goal leading marksman, but hasn’t found the net in seven and sits on the bench alongside Schick this afternoon. Bailey, along with Alario, has had a direct hand in the most goals: nine all told, comprising four goals and five assists.

LEVERKUSEN'S DROP OFF

Leverkusen were unbeaten after 12 matches, but have since lost four of their last six (W1, D1).

TALE OF THE TAPE

Four of the nine Bundesliga meetings between Leipzig and Leverkusen have ended in draws, including the last three in a row (all 1-1). Leipzig have won four, Leverkusen one. There's also a three-point gap between the two in the table, with Leipzig in second and Leverkusen in fourth after Frankfurt's win earlier today.
2:12

WATCH: LEIPZIG VS. BAYER - TOP 5 GOALS

If we're lucky enough to see goals this evening between these two sides, expect them to be world-class. Just take a look at the top strikes between them so far for all the evidence you need.

LEVERKUSEN TEAM NEWS

January signing Fosu-Mensah was a half-time substitute in last week's 1-0 defeat at home to Wolfsburg and will make his full Bundesliga debut with calf problems getting the better of L. Bender. Captain Aranguiz is fit again, and forms a midfield trio with Wirtz and Demirbay. The big question for Bosz was whether he opted for Alario or Schick up top. In the end, it's neither, with Bosz preferring Diaby and Bailey alone in attack.

LEIPZIG TEAM NEWS

American Adams scored his first Bundesliga goal in last week's loss and keeps his place on the right of midfield, despite a slight reshuffle that includes returns for Kampl and Mukiele. Sörloth led the line in Mainz and does so again. Nagelsmann might have liked to revert to his 'false 9' of Forsberg, but the Swede has a knee injury. Poulsen is also an option from the bench after overcoming a groin problem. Upamecano has missed only one game at the heart of the league's meanest defence.

LEIPZIG STARTING XI!

Gulacsi - Mukiele, Upamecano, Klostermann - Adams, Sabitzer (c), Kampl, Angelino - Nkunku, Olmo - Sorloth

LEIPZIG SUBS

Martinez, Orban, Haidara, Poulsen, Hwang, Samardzic, Kluivert, Halstenberg, Novoa

LEVERKUSEN STARTING XI!

Hradecky - Fosu-Mensah, Tah, Tapsoba, Wendell - Wirtz, Aranguiz (c), Demirbay, Sinkgraven - Bailey, Diaby

LEVERKUSEN SUBS

Lomb, Grill, Dragovic, Alario, Schick, Palacios, Bellarabi

Welcome!

Here you will find the most important information on the game between RB Leipzig and Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 19 of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season.