bundesliga.com rounds up the reaction to Matchday 29's enthralling opener...
Heiko Westermann: I'm massively relieved. It was a very emotional game. You could tell from the first minute that Leverkusen respected us because we're strong at home. The goal we conceded was a bit unfortunate, but that's football. We lost our focus a bit after that, but I knew we would get another chance to score and I managed to make the most of it.
Hakan Calhanoglu: It was a vital win for us, but a deserved one. We knew we're strong at home and were desperate to win the game. We started really well and made the most of our chances. We tried to counter-attack in the second half. It's good that we've moved out of the relegation zone but we're not out of the woods yet.
Rafael van der Vaart: I didn't know Heiko Westermann could score goals. We can be very happy with our performance tonight. It was annoying to concede, but we kept fighting and I'm very proud of that.
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Julian Brandt: We need to start making our own luck again, but all we can to is keep working and training hard.