bundesliga.com listened in on the reactions to the outcome from both sides of the fence.
Stefan Kießling: It was hugely important to start back with a win after the international break and with a few really busy weeks ahead. In terms of the performance we can still up our game a bit, but we got the three points and that's what matters most.
Lars Bender: We could really rely on our defence, we didn't give away much at all and managed to nurse the win home. There were one or two opportunities there for a second goal, although that maybe wouldn't have reflected the run of game. It was a workmanlike win, for sure – a scruffy 1-0, as they say.
Sebastian Langkamp: Leverkusen had the edge on us in one area today, and that was efficiency. I think we had a couple of opportunities to at least draw level. That didn't work out, unfortunately, it's the second game in a row here after Schalke where we've looked very good for phases of the match without being able to get that goal.
Fabian Lustenberger: That's a few games now where we've paid a premium and it'd be nice to finally stop paying out. We're very disappointed and a bit angry as well about another game against a Champions League contender where we were the better side at times but still finished up empty-handed.