Highlights

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WATCH: TERZIC: "IF WE FIGHT LIKE THIS WE HAVE A CHANCE"

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WATCH: SCHLOTTERBECK: "THE FANS HERE ARE BEHIND YOU LIKE CRAZY"

90'
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DORTMUND VICTORIOUS

The hosts earn a valuable three points against the ten men of Leverkusen thanks to Reus's first-half tap-in and Kobel's goalkeeping heroics to keep Patrik Schick at bay. Hradecky saw red at the end for a Bayer side who will take positives from this away trip, despite the loss.
Full-time
90'
+ 5

Yellow card

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Mitchel Bakker
Mitchel Bakker
90'
+ 2

TAPSOBA IN NETS

Tapsoba takes the goalkeeper's gloves for the last seconds of the game.
90'
+ 2

HRADECKY RED

A ball over the top sees Reus chasing. Hradecky comes out and claims mightily close to the edge of the area. The game continues until VAR intervenes. A quick look at the monitor and the referee is satisfied that Hradecky claimed that outside the box. Leverkusen's goalkeeper is off.
90'
+ 2

Red card

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Lukáš Hrádecký
Lukáš Hrádecký
90'
Video Assistant RefereeVideo Assistant Referee
Situation No red card
Review Goal prevented - handball?
Decision Red card
90'

ADDED TIME

The board shows three minutes to play at the end of this game.
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.
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Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby 34.51km/h
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Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong 34.42km/h
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Donyell Malen
Donyell Malen 34.00km/h
88'

BELLINGHAM SHOT

Belingham aims an effort at the target. The ball takes a deflection into Hradecky's arms.
86'

KOBEL VS. SCHICK

If the game stays as it is, Marco Reus's first half goal will grab the headlines. That Schick versus Kobel battle has been immense, however, with the BVB 'keeper keeping out the Czech striker on three big occasions.
85'

WOLF WHISTLES ONE WIDE

Wolf looks to bend one in with his first touch of the game. The ball arcs into the side netting. What an introduction that would have been!
84'

DORTMUND SUBS

Plenty of applause for the departing Malen and Guerreiro, who have both put in solid shifts out there today. Can and Wolf are on for the closing stages.
84'

Substitution

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Emre Can
Emre Can
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Donyell Malen
Donyell Malen
84'

Substitution

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Marius Wolf
Marius Wolf
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Raphaël Guerreiro
Raphaël Guerreiro
80'

DORTMUND SAVED

Azmoun gets into the danger zone and cuts the ball across the face of goal, aiming for Schick. Nico Schlotterbeck slides in and diverts into his own net. The defender's blushes are spared by a raised flag on the far side. Azmoun was off in the build up.
79'

LEVERKUSEN CHANGES

Double swap for the visitors, who have a little over ten minutes, plus stoppages, to get something here.
79'

Substitution

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Mitchel Bakker
Mitchel Bakker
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Piero Hincapie
Piero Hincapie
78'

Substitution

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Nadiem Amiri
Nadiem Amiri
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Exequiel Palacios
Exequiel Palacios
75'

NEXT GOAL CRUCIAL

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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).
With just 15 minutes to go, the next goal looks set to decide the outcome of this game.
xGoals
1
1.69
1.45
0
Goals
73'

BVB UP THE TEMPO

The game had hit a slight lull, before Dortmund hit their pressing game and Malen escaped down the left, only to be denied once inside the Leverkusen area.
72'

Yellow card

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Nico Schlotterbeck
Nico Schlotterbeck
68'

BRANDT IS ON

Julian Brandt comes in against his old side to make his 96th Bundesliga appearance for Dortmund in what is the start of his fourth campaign in Black-and-Yellow.
68'

Substitution

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Julian Brandt
Julian Brandt
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Youssoufa Moukoko
Youssoufa Moukoko
67'

COLOSSAL KOBEL !

Azmoun is straight into the action. squaring for Schick who is face to face with Kobel again. The home goalkeeper spreads himself wide and Schick's shot is deflected away from danger.
66'

AZMOUN IN

The visitors mix things up a little, introducing Sardar Azmoun, who scored once in nine Bundesliga appearances for Leverkusen last term.
66'

Substitution

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Sardar Azmoun
Sardar Azmoun
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Kerem Demirbay
Kerem Demirbay
64'

ALMOST SCHICK

A sublime Diaby pass from the flank lands right on the toe of Schick. The striker's diverted effort is straight at Kobel, who is thankful to block that out.
60'

DAHOUD SHOT

A long spell of Dortmund pressure ends with a Dahoud shot that flies well wide of the target.
59'

REUS EDGING SCHICK

It's been a fascinating battle up front for both sides, with Marco Reus the slightly busier of the game's main forwards. Lest we forget, the Dortmund attacker's goal is the difference between the teams right now.
Shots
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Marco Reus Patrik Schick
56'

HINCAPIE BOOKED

Hincapie steps on Reus's heel and the referee issues a yellow card for the Leverkusen man.
56'

Yellow card

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Piero Hincapie
Piero Hincapie
52'

B04 GOAL CHALKED OFF

Schick's shot from distance is stopped by Kobel. Palacios is there to head in the rebound but he was offside when the initial strike was fired at the target.
50'

HAZARD ATTEMPT

Brilliant work from the tricky Malen, who gets to the goal-line and cuts back for Hazard. The BVB attacker's shot is beaten out by Hradecky. An exciting move, that.
46'

HERE COMES HLOZEK

Visiting coach Gerado Seoane has brought on new Czech signing, Hlozek. Let's see what that 20-year-old former Sparta player can bring to this second half.
46'

BACK UNDERWAY

Dortmund kick off the second half.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 4

Substitution

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Adam Hložek
Adam Hložek
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Karim Bellarabi
Karim Bellarabi
45'
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BREAK TIME

A highly entertaining opening 45 minutes or so comes to an end. Dortmund deserve to lead through Reus's close-range goal but Leverkusen have kept the hosts on their toes. A fascinating second half awaits. Don't go changing.
Half-time
45'

ADDED TIME

There will be three additional minutes to play.
43'

HAZARD WARNING

Hazard blots his copybook slightly by upending Frimpong and going into the referee's notebook.
43'

Yellow card

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Thorgan Hazard
Thorgan Hazard
42'

DAHOUD TO BVB'S RESCUE

Schlotterbeck gifts the ball straight to Schick and Dortmund are in trouble. The Czech striker looks to be shaping up for a shot, until Dahoud slides in and nicks possession as cool as you like. At the other end, Bellingham drills one wide of the upright.
39'

MENACING HAZARD

Solid start from Thorgan Hazard since the BVB No.10 came on to replace the injured Adeyemi. Hazard has won his first three tackles and he's proving a bit of a headache to the Leverkusen defence at the moment.
37'

PALACIOS INTO THE BOOK

Palacios is shown a yellow for sliding in on Moukoko.
37'

Yellow card

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Exequiel Palacios
Exequiel Palacios
35'

LEVERKUSEN RALLYING

B04 are far from lying down here and are beginning to take the game to their hosts. Patrik Schick put Kobel under pressure just moments ago as Die Werkself look to use their possession advantage.
Possession (%)
4852
30'

REUS: A MAN OF FIRSTS

BVB are looking good value for their lead here, which came about via that earlier Marco Reus tap in. The Dortmund captain also scored his team's first goal of the 2021/22 campaign against Eintracht Frankfurt, a game which the Black-and-Yellows won 5-2.
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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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Mahmoud Dahoud
Mahmoud Dahoud 31.94km/h
2.
Karim-David Adeyemi
Karim-David Adeyemi 31.93km/h
3.
Youssoufa Moukoko
Youssoufa Moukoko 31.49km/h
29'

MEUNIER HAS A GO

A Dortmund corner. The ball eventually lands at the feet of Meunier, who blasts over the top.
27'

Yellow card

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Jonathan Tah
Jonathan Tah
26'

TAH BOOKING

A couple of Leverkusen set pieces come to nothing. As BVB look to clear the latter, Jonathan Tah muscles in on Hazard and is shown a yellow card.
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BVB: GOAL SPECIALISTS

That earlier Reus goal means that Dortmund have scored at least once in 66 of their last 67 Bundesliga games.
23'

ADEYEMI OFF

So disappointing for Adeyemi, who picked up an earlier injury and is now forced out of his Bundesliga debut. BVB bring Hazard on.
23'

Substitution

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Thorgan Hazard
Thorgan Hazard
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Karim Adeyemi
Karim Adeyemi
21'

REUS GOES CLOSE

Reus is in. The home crowd are on their feet. Dortmund's No. 11 eyes Hradecky and drags a shot narrowly wide of the far post.
20'

NOT SO SLICK SCHICK

Schick receives the ball in a central position. Last season's second-highest scorer has time and space and he floats a shot at the target .... which whistles off target. The big Czech is disappointed with that.
16'

ADEYEMI WORRY

Dortmund's new man is down and this doesn't look good. The physios are on, his boots are off.
15'

BVB IN POSSESSION

After a slightly nervy start, Dortmund are starting to dominate this opening-day encounter.
Possession (%)
6436
14'

LEVERKUSEN EFFORT

Hincapie lashes one from distance at the target. Kobel has that covered, the BVB keeper reaching as he watches the ball fly wide.
13'

B04 LOSE ANDRICH

A body blow for Leverkusen as Robert Andrich limps out of the contest early on. Charles Aranguiz comes into the game.
13'

Substitution

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Charles Aránguiz
Charles Aránguiz
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Robert Andrich
Robert Andrich
10'

RIGHT PLACE, REUS TIME

Moukoko does brilliantly on the left to get a very dangerous, diagonal ball across the face of goal. Adeyemi slides in and directs the ball goalwards. It's rolling in until Hincapie stops it on the line. Reus is there to make sure it goes over. Dortmund lead!
10'

Marco Reus

GOAL!

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Marco Reus
Goal probability
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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.
99 %
7'

TACKLES FLYING

Adeyemi is scissored to the ground by Hincapie. The home fans roar their disapproval. This game already has a solid edge to it.
5'

DORTMUND APPLY PRESS

BVB are beginning to press hard and high. The hosts were awesome in their DFB Cup opening win in their last competitive outing, running out 3-0 winners at 1860 Munich. Can they produce a similarly slick performance here?
2'

LEVERKUSEN GO CLOSE

Guerreiro floors Frimpong early doors and B04 have a free kick on the right. The ball is whipped in and Andrich nods a header not too far wide of the target. Solid start from Bayer.
1'

GAME ON

Leverkusen, all in red, get us underway, the visitors attacking into the yellow wall.
Kick-off!

TEAMS OUT !

What a sight ! Both teams take to the field at a packed Signal Iduna Park. The atmosphere, as you'd expect, is cracking. Not long to go now !
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TERZIC BACK IN TOWN

Dortmund, of course, have coach Edin Terzic back at the helm for a second spell at BVB. Here's what club captain Marco Reus had to say about the man that led the Black-and-Yellows to 2021 DFB CUp glory: “We have a new 'old' coach again who has new energy and brings in a breath of fresh air."

GOALS GOALS GOALS

Settle in, because this mouthwatering prospect of a game tends to produce plenty of goals. Last season this fixture saw 14 go in while in the teams' previous 11 meetings, there have been an incredible 57 goals, which is more that five per game!
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DORTMUND TEAM NEWS

With the injured Niklas Süle unable to make his Bundesliga bow with BVB, old reliable Mats Hummels comes into the centre of defence alongside recent arrival from Freiburg, Nico Schlotterbeck. New arrival Karim Adeyemi will look to make hay on his first German top flight start as BVB begin the post Erling Haaland era with a very tricky test.
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LEVERKUSEN TEAM NEWS

Leverkusen coach Gerardo Seoane opts for changes after the shock midweek DFB Cup exit against Elversberg. Piero Hincapie, Exequiel Palacios, Karim Bellarabi and Kerem Demirbay are all in from the start, as is Jonathan Tah, who takes the place of Odilon Kossounou for the visitors.

LEVERKUSEN SUBS

Lunev, Bakker, Kossounou, Paulinho, Azmoun, Amiri, Pohjanpalo, Aranguiz, Hlozek

LEVERKUSEN STARTING XI

Hradecky (c) - Frimpong, Tah, Tapsoba, Hincapie - Palacios, Andrich - Bellarabi, Demirbay, Diaby - Schick

DORTMUND SUBS

Meyer, Reyna, Hazard, Wolf, Brandt, Can, Passlack, Kamara, Coulibaly

DORTMUND STARTING XI

Kobel - Meunier, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro - Dahoud, Bellingham - Malen, Reus (c), Adeyemi - Moukoko
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WATCH: DORTMUND'S FRESH START

Bundesliga runners-up last season, Dortmund head into this one determined to challenge at the very top once again - and with some potentially pivotal new actors involved, on both the pitch and touchline. Edin Terzic, who steered them to the DFB Cup in 2021, is back for a second stint as head coach, Germany internationals Niklas Süle and Nico Schlotterbeck have arrived to help address some recent defensive frailties, while further up the pitch the Black-and-Yellows have also made some fascinating acquisitions to strengthen the ranks.

ALL OUT FOR THE WIN

The last nine Bundesliga meetings between these two heavyweights have produced a winner, with Dortmund leading the way on six victories to Bayer's three.

WATCH: GOALS GALORE

Dortmund and Leverkusen played out a pair of seven-goal slobberknockers in 2021/22. Enjoy the highlights below...
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WELCOME!

Second and third respectively last season, can Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen mount a serious title challenge in 2022/23? We may be about to find out...