Goals and Highlights: Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Ferencváros in UEFA Europa League 2021
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2:53 PM7 days ago

Summary

2:44 PM7 days ago

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We hope you enjoyed the Bayer Leverkusen vs Ferencvaros matchday one of the UEFA Europa League. Keep checking back on VAVEL.COM for updates throughout the day.
2:43 PM7 days ago

THE GAME IS OVER

At the end of the match at the Bay Arena, Bayer Leverkusen achieved its first win in the Europa League against Ferencvaros. 

In the first half, it was the visitors who took the lead, but the home side reacted well to equalize and go into the break with a draw.

In the second half, it was the locals who went on the attack and gained possession of the ball, managing to score the second and definitive goal to score the first three points. 

Final Score: Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Ferencvaros

 

2:23 PM7 days ago

80´

Last 10 minutes of the match! Leverkusen is close to victory but Ferencvaros wants to rescue the draw.
2:18 PM7 days ago

74´

Dangerous chance for Ferencvaros! Direct free kick.
2:14 PM8 days ago

69´

GOOOOOOOL! Leverkusen takes the lead with a fantastic finish by Wirtz.
2:08 PM8 days ago

63´

Leverkusen keep trying. Alario gets a shot on goal but Dibusz is once again in the spotlight.
2:01 PM8 days ago

57´

Demirbay's shot goes into the sea of legs and Leverkusen keeps trying but fails to score.
1:55 PM8 days ago

50´

Changes! They released the crack, Excequiel Palacios comes out and Charles Aranguiz enters.
1:52 PM8 days ago

The second half begins!

Second half gets underway at the Bay Arena
1:34 PM8 days ago

End of the first half

The first half ends between Leverkusen and Ferencvaros at the Bay Arena. 

Current score: 1-1 

1:26 PM8 days ago

39´

Controversy! Ferencvaros had taken the lead again but the VAR determined that there was an offside on the play.
1:24 PM8 days ago

37´

GOOOOOOOOOL, THE EQUALIZER HAS ARRIVED! Palacios finishes in a sensational way and sends the ball into the net.
1:17 PM8 days ago

31´

Leverkusen are back on the scoreboard! Alario gets off a dangerous shot but Dibusz is again the star of the match.
1:12 PM8 days ago

27´

Adli has a header but the ball ends up wide of the goal.
1:12 PM8 days ago

27´

Adli remata de cabeza pero el balón acaba lejos de porteria
1:11 PM8 days ago

26´

Free kick for Leverkusen! There is a goal threat.
1:04 PM8 days ago

17´

Leverkusen comes close! Palacios gets in a powerful shot that is well saved by Dibusz
1:02 PM8 days ago

15´

Leverkusen tries to look for ways to do damage but fails to finish the play correctly.
12:57 PM8 days ago

11´

Ferencvaros close! Wingo gets a shot on target but the goalkeeper reacts well.
12:55 PM8 days ago

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! Ferencvaros takes the lead with a great finish by Ryan Mmae.
12:49 PM8 days ago

Wirtz fouls Vécsei (Ferencváros) and the visitors now have a free kick.
12:47 PM8 days ago

The game kicks off

The match between Leverkusen and Ferencvaros kicks off at the Bay Arena. The home side will be looking to get off on the right foot but the visitors will be looking to spring a surprise.
12:37 PM8 days ago

In moments we start

In a couple of minutes we will start broadcasting the match between Bayer Leverkusen vs Ferencvaros, match corresponding to matchday 1 of the group stage of the UEFA Europa League.
12:29 PM8 days ago

To warm up

The Bayer Leverkusen team is already warming up on the pitch prior to kick-off.
12:24 PM8 days ago

to row against the current

Ferencvaros last faced German opposition in 2004, losing 2-0 to Schalke 04 in the UEFA Cup group stage. Their head coach Peter Stoger, however, will be very familiar with Thursday's opponents, having previously managed rivals FC Koln between 2013 and 2017

Also, the Ferencvaros side have failed to win 19 of their last 22 matches in major European competitions and are likely to be up against it again today

12:21 PM8 days ago

Congratulations from afar!

Bayer Leverkusen knows that it has many fans in Mexico and did not miss the opportunity to congratulate all the team's fans living in Mexico on the occasion of Mexican Independence Day. Bayer Leverkusen across borders! 
12:15 PM8 days ago

How are Ferencvaros coming along?

Ferencvaros travel to Bayer Leverkusen on the back of a 1-0 win over Honved in the Hungarian League last weekend. Peter Stoger's men scored early in the first half through Tokmac Nguen and were able to hold on for the win.

The Hungarians have been rising through the ranks of European soccer in recent years and last season played in the group stage of the Champions League. This year they fell in the knockout rounds after losing at home and away to Young Boys in the play-offs.

12:10 PM8 days ago

How are Leverkusen coming along?

Bayer Leverkusen come into the match having lost 4-3 to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. The team took the lead three times through Florian Wirtz, Patrik Schick and Moussa Diaby, but were unable to hold on for the win.

Gerardo Seoane's men are in good form this season and will regard the defeat to Dortmund as a minor bump in the road.

This team is one of the most attack-minded in the Bundesliga, with Patrik Schick and Moussa Diaby already on three goals this season. However, they often struggle at the back, as evidenced by their inability to get the win against Dortmund last weekend.

12:05 PM8 days ago

Ferencvaros Line Up ready

This is how Ferencvaros will take the field for their UEFA Europa League debut against Bayer Leverkusen at the Bay Arena.

12:00 PM8 days ago

Bayer Leverkusen Line-up

This is how Bayer Leverkusen will take the field for their UEFA Europa League opener against Ferencavros at the Bay Arena.

11:52 AM8 days ago

The Stadium

In 1958, the Leverkusen stadium was inaugurated and named Ulrich-Haberland-Stadion in honor of the first managing director of Bayer AG, the company that founded the team, after World War II. At that time, only the north stand had a roof and there was space for 4,000 spectators. From that time on, the stands were gradually curved and the grandstands were renovated. In 1988, while still under construction, Bayer 04 won the UEFA Cup. In 1998, the stadium had its first turf heating system, at which time it was also renamed the BayArena. Finally, in 2007, the stadium underwent a renovation to expand its capacity to 30,000 spectators and on August 15, 2009, the Workers inaugurated the new stadium, which was to host the 2011 Women's World Cup.
11:48 AM8 days ago

¡The Wait it's over!

The wait is over, the Europa League action continues with the duel between Bayer Leverkusen and Ferencvaros. On the one hand, the Teutonic team qualified directly to the Europa League last season, while Ferencváros qualified for the competition after failing in the UEFA Champions League Play-offs. Today marks the start of the road for both teams in their quest to be crowned champions and secure a place in the next Champions League. 
11:47 AM9 days ago

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11:42 AM9 days ago

What time is Bayer Leverkusen vs Ferencváros match for UEFA Europa League match?

This is the start time of the game Bayer Leverkusen vs Ferencváros of 16th September in several countries:

Argentina: 13:45 PM

Bolivia: 12:45 PM

Brazil: 13:45 PM

Chile: 12:45 PM

Colombia: 11:45 PM

Ecuador: 11:45 PM

USA (ET): 12:45 PM

Spain: 18:45 PM

Mexico: 11:45 PM

Paraguay: 12:45 PM

Peru: 12:45 PM

Uruguay: 13:45 PM

Venezuela: 12:45 PM

11:37 AM9 days ago

Key Player Ferencváros

The center forward from Ivory Coast, Franck Boli, is a killer in the penalty area and one of the most decisive in important matches, since his arrival in the 2019-2020 season, he has appeared in 82 games in the starting lineup, 30 times he has broken the net and only 7 times he has participated with an assist. After 5,582 minutes played and with the morale high for having scored the brace that brought life to the Hungarian club, Boli could be the player who becomes the idol of the fans by putting his name on the scoreboard again and giving his team the qualification to the next round of the UEFA Europa League.


11:32 AM9 days ago

Key Player Bayer Leverkusen

Czech soccer star and Bayer Leverkusen's team killer, Patrik Schick, is one of the most decisive players on the pitch for the German team. Since his arrival in the 2020-21 season, the Czech Republic native has played 2,203 minutes, in which he has appeared 33 times in the starting lineup, 12 times he has scored and 3 of these have been at the beginning of the current campaign, he has assisted twice and has only received the yellow card 4 times. After scoring in the last match and being one of the top scorers in the Bundesliga so far, Schick could be the one to put the balance in favor of the Teutonic team at the beginning of the Champions League.

11:27 AM9 days ago

Ferencváros last lineup:

D. Dibusz; E. Botka, A. Kovacevic, M. Blazic, H. Wingo; A. Laidouni, I. Kharathin, Somália; M. Uzuni, F. Boli, O. Zubko.
11:22 AM9 days ago

Bayer Leverkusen last lineup:

L. Hradecky; J. Frimpong, K. Odilon, J. Tah, M. Bakker; K. Demirbay, R. Andrich; M. Diaby, F. Wirtz, Paulinho; P. Shick.
11:17 AM9 days ago

Antecedents:

Curiously, the two teams have never met in history, so this will be the first time they have met in any European competition. So far, statistics show that the German team has the chance to win, as the scales are 77% in their favor, while there is a 15% probability of a draw and 8% in favor of the Hungarian team.
11:12 AM9 days ago

Referees

For this match, Andris Treimanis will be the center referee, accompanied by Haralds Gudermanis and Aleksejs Spasjoņņņikovs as assistants 1 and 2 respectively, and Aleksandrs Golubevs will be the fourth official. In the VAR, referees Pol van Boekel and Jérôme Brisard will be in charge of monitoring any questionable play inside the area or that merits a red card.
11:07 AM9 days ago

Recovering from Champions League failure

The Hungarian team was left on the way to the Champions League after losing in the last match against Young Boys, now, they have a new opportunity to return to the highest European competition, but to do so, they will have to win the Europa League and overcome the obstacles that will arise during this new season. In the current Hungarian campaign they are in 3rd place after three wins and one loss, and the green and white team has one of the best defenses in their league, so they could use that to their advantage to complicate the Teutonic side's path.

11:02 AM9 days ago

They want to make history

The workers' team is ready to start their journey in the current Europa League, after qualifying after a good season in the Bundesliga by finishing in 6th place overall, Die Werkself will seek to continue writing history in the second highest club competition in Europe. They are in sixth place this season after collecting 7 points from 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss at the start of the campaign, however, the German team is currently one of the top scorers so they could use that to their advantage to win in their debut.
10:57 AM9 days ago

The road to Seville begins

All great moments began in a dream and there are only a few lucky ones who can boast in their lives that they once got to hold Europe in their arms and were named "princes of Europe". Once again, the dreams of 48 teams seeking to engrave their name in eternal glory begin, but to do so, they will have to overcome a long road full of obstacles to reach the main event, Seville, and have the honor of being crowned as the new champions of the old continent. In group "G", Leverkusen and Ferencváros will face each other on matchday 1 of the group stage and will try to score their first three points of the tournament with the illusion of having a pleasant debut and being closer to the next goal: qualifying to the knockout rounds.

 

10:52 AM9 days ago

Kick-off time

The Bayer Leverkusen vs Ferencváros match will be played at Bay Arena, in Leverkusen, Germany. The kick-off is scheduled at 12:45 pm ET.
10:47 AM9 days ago

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