Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez (r.) goes within a whisker of scoring for Leverkusen. - © imago / Team2
Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez (r.) goes within a whisker of scoring for Leverkusen. - © imago / Team2
Bundesliga

Leverkusen impress but draw at home to Tottenham

Bayer 04 Leverkusen maintained their unbeaten record in UEFA Champions League Group E, although they will have been disappointed to draw 0-0 with Tottenham Hotspur FC after a dominant second half showing.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 0-0 Tottenham Hotspur FC

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The teams cancelled each other out early on, each employing high-pressing tactics to put their opponents under pressure as soon as possible. Kevin Kampl was Leverkusen's liveliest player, collecting and distributing the ball tidily in a crowded midfield, but chances were few and far between. Bernd Leno pulled off an outstanding save to deny Erik Lamela the clearest opening at the end the first half.

Leno's Spurs counterpart Hugo Lloris did likewise soon after the break, keeping out Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez's effort at the back post following a delightful flowing team move. There were further opportunities in quick succession for the hosts, with Charles Aranguiz and Chicharito both going close as Leverkusen increased the pressure in a one-sided second half. However, the ball simply would not go in for Roger Schmidt's men, who were forced to settle for another draw.

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