Highlights

90'
+ 7

Derby delight for Leverkusen

An incredible game finishes with the visitors taking the spoils. Leverkusen's attacking pace saw them breeze into a three-goal lead before Gladbach pegged them back right at the end.
Full-time
90'
+ 6

Yellow card

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Mitchel Bakker
Mitchel Bakker
90'
+ 6

Yellow card

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Lars Stindl
Lars Stindl
90'
+ 5

Yellow card

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Daley Sinkgraven
Daley Sinkgraven
90'
+ 3

Well hello!

Stindl smashes his second in with a belting strike from outside the box and it's game on for the final couple of minutes!
90'
+ 3

Lars Stindl

GOAL!

2 : 3
Lars Stindl
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.
5 %
90'
+ 2

Substitution

sub
Daley Sinkgraven
Daley Sinkgraven
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Jeremie Frimpong
Jeremie Frimpong
90'

Five minutes are to be added

Time for a final twist or two in this fascinating derby?
90'

Still searching

Gladbach are hitting the ball around well but struggling to get behind the well-staffed Leverkusen back line. They need another goal fast if they are to get anything from the match.
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 35.04km/h
2.
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong
Jeremie Agyekum Frimpong 33.99km/h
3.
Nathan Ngoumou Minpole
Nathan Ngoumou Minpole 33.34km/h
89'

Yellow card

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Julian Weigl
Julian Weigl
86'

Furious final five required

Gladbach are attacking and Bensebaini heads over. If they could somehow force another goal it would make for a very interesting end.
82'

Stindl gives hope

Could there be a remarkable comeback on? Glabach's neat passing play finally breaks through the Leverkusen defence and Wolf cuts the ball back to Stindl, who converts coolly from the edge of the box.
82'

Lars Stindl

GOAL!

1 : 3
Lars Stindl
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.
11 %
79'

Herrmann swings a free-kick in

Moments after coming on, Herrmann makes a dangerous delivery from a set piece but Hradecky punches it well clear.
77'

Substitution

sub
Florian Neuhaus
Florian Neuhaus
sub
Kouadio Koné
Kouadio Koné
77'

Substitution

sub
Patrick Herrmann
Patrick Herrmann
sub
Jonas Hofmann
Jonas Hofmann
75'

The boy wonder is back

Florian Wirtz is brought on as a substitute - a moment that might please Leverkusen fans as much as the scoreline, with the remarkable talent having spent ten months out injured. England's Callum Hudson-Odoi also comes on as part of a triple swap.
75'

Substitution

sub
Florian Wirtz
Florian Wirtz
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Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby
75'

Substitution

sub
Jonathan Tah
Jonathan Tah
sub
Odilon Kossounou
Odilon Kossounou
74'

Substitution

sub
Callum Hudson-Odoi
Callum Hudson-Odoi
sub
Amine Adli
Amine Adli
70'

Adli over

Leverkusen are supremely confident now and threatening to run away with this. Another quick attack causes problems and Adli has an effort deflected over by Itakura.
67'

Super sub Amiri strikes

A wonderful combination move ends in Nadiem Amiri sweeping the ball in from the edge of the box within minutes of coming onto the field. He runs over to embrace a delighted Xabi Alonso, with Leverkusen almost certain of the points now.
67'

Nadiem Amiri

GOAL!

0 : 3
Nadiem Amiri
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.
7 %
64'

Happy Hlozek replaced

The Czech youngster had a hand in both Leverkusen goals but is substituted off for Nadiem Amiri.
64'

Substitution

sub
Nadiem Amiri
Nadiem Amiri
sub
Adam Hložek
Adam Hložek
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Can Leverkusen keep the pace up?

Winger Amine Adli has been one of the standout players, scoring the visitors' second. Gladbach will try everything to test Leverkusen's stamina in the final 30 minutes though.
60'

Opening up?

After a spell of Gladbach pressure, Leverkusen take the game to the hosts again, with Hlozek shooting over. It's turning into a bit of an end-to-end affair with another 30 minutes to run.
56'

Triple change

Joe Scally is one of three players Daniel Farke introduces to try to turn this around. This is the first match of the season the American hasn't started.
56'

Substitution

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Hannes Wolf
Hannes Wolf
sub
Nathan Ngoumou
Nathan Ngoumou
56'

Substitution

sub
Joe Scally
Joe Scally
sub
Stefan Lainer
Stefan Lainer
56'

Substitution

sub
Lars Stindl
Lars Stindl
sub
Christoph Kramer
Christoph Kramer
55'

Gladbach pushing

The hosts have their first opportunities of the half. A Bensebaini shot is deflected behind, and they go close from the resulting corner with Elvedi landing a good headed effort.
52'

Hard-running Leverkusen

The visitors have covered close to 4km more than Gladbach so far - a definite factor in their two-goal lead.
Distance run (km)
67.7
71.4
50'

Hlozek effort deflected over

The visitors have come roaring out looking to extend their lead. Hlozek takes aim from the edge of the area, but Itakura slides in to send it behind for a corner.
47'

Adli hits wide

The second goalscorer has the first chance of the second period, but hooks a shot well wide.
46'

Second half starts

We're away again with the hosts desperate to bounce back at Borussia Park.
Kick-off!
45'
+ 3

Speedy Leverkusen race into half-time lead

Daniel Farke has the task of trying to inspire Gladbach back into the derby, while Leverkusen will be looking to pounce again on the break in the second period.
Half-time
45'

Two minutes of stoppage time indicated

It's been a great half for Bayer Leverkusen
44'

Yellow card

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Kouadio Koné
Kouadio Koné
43'

Adli doubles the lead

Another quick break, and its 2-0 to the visitors. Adli scores his first goal of the season, taking the ball past Elvedi to go one-on-one with Omlin and slotting past.
43'

Amine Adli

GOAL!

0 : 2
Amine Adli
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.
58 %
42'

Frimpong scores - but it's offside

Leverkusen launch another quick attack that Gladbach just cannot get a handle on. Frimpong slots the ball in but Diaby had been offside before slotting the ball across to him.
38'

Alonso winning tactical battle so far

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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).
We'll see how Daniel Farke and Gladbach react
xGoals
0
0.33
1.47
0
Goals
35'

Ngoumou has a go

The France under-21 international is making only his second start for Gladbach in the absence of Thuram. He is supplied by Hofmann on the right but can't quite hit the target from a tight angle.
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Intriguing derby clash

Mitchel Bakker's second goal of the season has given Leverkusen the lead, with their fast attacking play giving them the edge so far.
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.
Moussa Diaby
Moussa Diaby 35.04km/h
2.
Nathan Ngoumou Minpole
Nathan Ngoumou Minpole 33.34km/h
3.
Ko Itakura
Ko Itakura 33.05km/h
27'

Omlin at the ready

Gladbach's new goalkeeper shows just why they signed him - rushing out to deny Frimpong when Leverkusen looked poised to score a second on the break.
24'

Test for Daniel Farke's Foals

Gladbach had controlled the game early on while looking a little wary of Leverkusen's pace. The away strike might force the hosts to throw more men forward.
21'

Leverkusen draw first blood

It had been a subdued start for Xabi Alonso's side, but they pounce on a quick attack. Hlozek turned and sent a shot into the post from the edge of the box. Bakker reacted first to put the visitors into the lead.
21'

Mitchel Bakker

GOAL!

0 : 1
Mitchel Bakker
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.
93 %
17'

Foals on front foot

Gladbach have enjoyed most of the early play in the Rhine derby
Possession (%)
5743
11'

Pressure building

The hosts have made the better of the opening stages. A Plea shot is turned behind for a corner and Weigl heads over from the resulting set-piece.
9'

Kone effort

Another Gladbach midfielder has a pop from distance. Kone's shot is hit straight at Hradecky, however.
7'

Weigl wants to strike

Julian Weigl is yet to find the net for Gladbach since joining on loan from Benfica. His early effort from outside the box goes well wide.
3'

Safe feet Omlin

The Swiss goalkeeper's comfort on the ball is one reason Gladbach signed him to replace Yann Sommer. He gets a few early touches in as Gladbach circulate the ball all around the pitch and Leverkusen chase.
1'

We're off

An eagerly awaited Rhine derby is underway as Leverkusen kick off.
Kick-off!

The players are out

The green, white and black flags are fluttering all across the stands at an expectant Borussia Park. Kick-off is imminent in the Rhine derby.

Team news

All the pre-match headlines had been about talented Leverkusen youngster Florian Wirtz - who has recovered from a ten-month injury nightmare. He could make his return today after being named on the bench. Jonas Omlin makes his first start in Gladbach's goal after signing from Montpellier to replace Yann Sommer.

Gladbach subs

Olschowsky, Friedrich, Herrmann, Wolf, Stindl, Netz, Jantschke, Scally, Neuhaus

Gladbach starting XI

Omlin - Lainer, Itakura, Elvedi, Bensebaini - Weigl, Kone - Hofmann, Kramer (c), Ngoumou - Plea

Leverkusen subs

Lunev, Lomb, Tah, Azmoun, Demirbay, Amiri, Hudson-Odoi, Sinkgraven, Wirtz, Bellarabi

Leverkusen starting XI

Hradecky (c) - Kossounou, Tapsoba, Hincapie - Frimpong, Andrich, Palacios, Bakker - Adli - Diaby, Hlozek
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FOALS GALLOPING AT HOME

The hosts will take some beating at Borussia-Park, with 18 of the Foals' 22 points gained this term coming at their home fortress. Leverkusen have triumphed just twice on the road this term but Xabi Alonso's side are boasting some good form in general, Die Werkself having won their last three Bundesliga games.

IT'S DERBY DAY

Rub your hands together, Bundesliga fans, for the Rhine derby is almost upon us! Gladbach against Leverkusen rarely disappoints and we seem certain to be in for one more scintillating watch here.
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