Highlights

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WATCH: JOVETIC: “THE SPIDERMAN CELEBRATION WAS FOR MY SON”

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WATCH: HRADECKY: “HAPPY WE ESCAPED WITH A POINT”

90'
+ 5

DESERVED DRAW

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
Leverkusen did enough in that second half to deserve the draw, and the xG stats actually show they were the more dangerous.
xGoals
1
1.02
1.62
1
Goals
Full-time
90'
+ 3

SEVEN-MINUTE RECORD - BRAVO!

Iker Bravo held that record as Leverkusen's youngest debutant for just seven minutes, with Sertdemir one month younger and now the new holder of that club record!
90'

LEVERKUSEN LEVEL!

Demirbay had to be involved, didn't he? He loops a free-kick into the area and the young Iker Bravo gets his head in there, with the ball breaking free for Andrich to dink it over Schwolow!
90'

Robert Andrich

GOAL!

1 : 1
Robert Andrich
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
76 %
90'

Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 minutes

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Speed check: The fastest player in the game after 90 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.
1.
Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby 34.79km/h
2.
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong 34.12km/h
3.
Paulinho
Paulinho 33.09km/h
89'

THEY KEEP GETTING YOUNGER

With Sertdemir now on, this is the first time Leverkusen have ever had two 16-year-old's on the field in a Bundesliga game.
88'

Substitution

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Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
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Marco Richter
Marco Richter
88'

Substitution

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Dennis Jastrzembski
Dennis Jastrzembski
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Maximilian Mittelstädt
Maximilian Mittelstädt
87'

YOUNG BRAVO

Iker Bravo is the first 16-year-old ever to play for Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and the second youngest ever to play in the Bundesliga, behind Youssoufa Moukoko.
86'

Substitution

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Odilon Kossounou
Odilon Kossounou
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Amine Adli
Amine Adli
86'

Substitution

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Zidan Sertdemir
Zidan Sertdemir
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Jeremie Frimpong
Jeremie Frimpong
82'

SHIRT DIRTY

He's only been on the field for 20 seconds and Boateng already has the dirtiest shirt after a slide tackle on the surface which is getting heavy with some torrential rain hammering down on the capital now.
81'

FRESH LEGS

Two changes for Hertha and Boateng gets a chance in place of Darida, with Tousart replacing Ascacibar.
80'

Substitution

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Lucas Tousart
Lucas Tousart
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Santiago Ascacíbar
Santiago Ascacíbar
80'

Substitution

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Kevin-Prince Boateng
Kevin-Prince Boateng
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Vladimír Darida
Vladimír Darida
80'

SIXTH YELLOW

That is now six yellow cards this season for Diaby.
79'

Substitution

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Iker Bravo
Iker Bravo
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Paulinho
Paulinho
79'

Yellow card

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Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby
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OVATION FOR JOVETIC

What a shift from Jovetic, who earns a standing ovation as he makes way for Selke.
73'

Substitution

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Davie Selke
Davie Selke
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Stevan Jovetic
Stevan Jovetic
71'

DEMIRBAY AT THE DOUBLE!

Another Demirbay effort and that's doubled the number of Leverkusen shots on target in the space of 60 seconds! Adli could have converted the rebound, but lifts it over the crossbar, though the offside flag is raised.
70'

ENCOURAGING SIGNS FOR LEVERKUSEN

A good effort from Demirbay which Schwolow tips over the crossbar and that's an encouraging sign for Leverkusen.
67'

MORE NEEDED

Leverkusen need to improve their shooting statistics if they wish to get something from this game. Of those five attempts, only one has been from within the penalty area.
Goal attempts
4 off target
4 on target
4 off target
1 on target
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HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE

Here's Jovetic's sweet connection which sent the ball into the top corner and earned Hertha the lead.
64'

Yellow card

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Vladimír Darida
Vladimír Darida
64'

RICHTER VOLLEY

Just like Jovetic earlier, Richter snaps at the ball with a volley and sends his shot wide of the far post.
61'

DOUBLE CHANGE

Leverkusen coach Gerardo Seoane makes his first changes with Sinkgraven and Amiri on, probably with a slight change to the formation with Amiri giving more support up front to Adli.
61'

Substitution

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Daley Sinkgraven
Daley Sinkgraven
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Piero Hincapie
Piero Hincapie
61'

Substitution

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Nadiem Amiri
Nadiem Amiri
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Exequiel Palacios
Exequiel Palacios
59'

LATE LUNGE

Demirbay goes in late on Serdar and he knows that is a yellow card as he immediately apologises to his opponent and the referee.
58'

Yellow card

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Kerem Demirbay
Kerem Demirbay
55'

JOVETIC CHANCE!

That was arguably an easier opportunity for Jovetic than the one he scored, but he snaps at his volley with only Hradecky to beat and the ball flies wide!
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JOVETIC DECIDING IT

That peach of a strike from Jovetic continues to be the difference between the two sides.
53'

DEMIRBAY DRIVE!

Demirbay, who has been playing as an auxiliary striker at times today, takes aim from 25 yards out with a powerful low drive which just misses the left-hand post. That's the first shot of this second half, and Leverkusen need more to follow.
50'

EXPECTED VS. REALITY

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xGoals
The xGoals value of a club is calculated from the sum of all goal probabilities (goals and shots on goal) of that team. During a match, it’s easy to see whether the club is performing better than expected (goals > xGoals) - or maybe even higher (xGoals > goals).
The truth is Hertha lead 1-0, even if Leverkusen have had the most clearcut chances.
xGoals
1
0.25
0.7
0
Goals
46'

NO CHANGES

We are back underway with the teams unchanged.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 2

NEW PERSONAL BEST

Mittelstädt provided his third assist of the season - that is already one more than his personal best for a single season.
45'
+ 2

HERTHA GROWING

Leverkusen made a good start to the game, but Hertha have posed the greater threat since the opening 10 minutes and they go in at the break a goal to the good thanks to a stunning strike from Jovetic.
Half-time
44'

PICK THAT ONE OUT!

What a strike from Jovetic, rifling the ball into the top left-hand corner after Mittelstädt heads the ball over the defence for him!
42'

Stevan Jovetic

GOAL!

1 : 0
Stevan Jovetic
Goal probability
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Goal probability
Goal probability determines the likelihood that the ball will land in the goal from every position on the pitch. The value is based on large amounts of data from previous years; factors such as shot angle, distance to goal and opponent pressure - as well as mathematical models.
9 %
36'

LEVERKUSEN'S LAST SHOT...

...was in the 11th minute. Hertha have not only tightened things up at the back, but they've increased their threat on the break too.
30'

Yellow card

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Exequiel Palacios
Exequiel Palacios
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.
1.
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong 34.12km/h
2.
Paulinho
Paulinho 33.09km/h
3.
Niklas Stark
Niklas Stark 32.65km/h
26'

GOAL RULED OUT

Andrich thought he had put Leverkusen in front as he tucked the ball in from Adli's pull-back, but VAR checks and sees that the ball had gone out of play before Adli hooked it back, and the goal does not stand.
25'

SERDAR CLOSE!

The best chance of the game so far with Darida putting Serdar through and his angled drive is turned behind for a corner.
24'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation Goal
Review Ball out of play?
Decision No goal
18'

HERTHA FIGHTING BACK

After 12 minutes, Leverkusen's possession was at 65%, but Hertha have been enjoying more of the game in the past five minutes.
Possession (%)
4357
14'

RICHTER'S REPLY

Like Andrich, Richter has a go from distance, although a lot more work went into that attack with the Hertha winger dribbling from deep past four defenders before releasing his shot, which Hradecky saved easily.
10'

ANDRICH SIGHTER

Robert Andrich takes a dig from 30 yards out and misses the post to the left. It was always going to be difficult to score from there, but Leverkusen are already on top.
2'

LEVERKUSEN ON THE ATTACK

Paulinho launches a quick attack down the left wing and earns the first corner of the game.
Kick-off!

OUT THEY COME!

The teams are on the field in the capital!

ALMOST READY

Hertha's players have been putting the finishing touches to their preparations and now it's back into the dressing room one last time before kick-off.
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Keep up-to-date on virtual.bundesliga.com/en!
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OLYMPIASTADION ALL SET

The Olympiastadion is ready for action to commence!
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DRESSED TO KILL

Here's the Hertha dressing room...
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PIATEK POWER

Krzysztof Piatek has made a solid return from an ankle fracture that saw him miss the first month of this season. His goal was in vain in a 2-1 defeat to Freiburg, but Hertha then recorded back-to-back wins over Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Mönchengladbach before slipping to defeat again against Hoffenheim. He starts on the bench this afternoon.
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WITHOUT WIRTZ

Florian Wirtz is conspicuous by his absence due to a hip injury, having posted excellent numbers this season with four goals and six assists from nine Bundesliga appearances, including at least one in each of the first seven.

JOVETIC UP TOP

One of the three changes from their last game is the inclusion of Jovetic up top with Piatek on the bench. Quite some firepower to have in reserve for Pal Dardai...

IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING...

And surely you were about to ask: where is Florian Wirtz?

CONFIRMED LEVERKUSEN LINE-UP

Hradecky (c) - Frimpong, Tah, Tapsoba, Hincapie - Andrich, Palacios - Diaby, Demirbay, Adli - Paulinho

CONFIRMED HERTHA LINE-UP

Schwolow - Pekarik, Stark (c), M. Dardai, Plattenhardt - Ascacibar, Serdar - Richter, Darida, Mittelstädt – Jovetic
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