As it happened: Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
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22:28a month ago

That's all for now!

Thank you for following our coverage of tonight's match. I've been Anthony Scott and see you again next time!
22:27a month ago

Contender eliminator?

With the sides locked on points in third ahead of the game, the match was billed as a contender eliminator, and should Bayern Munich win tomorrow against Augsburg, Borussia Dortmund will be ten points behind them after defeat tonight
22:25a month ago

Game of two halves

It was certainly a game of two halves at BayArena, with Dortmund controlling large parts of the second half having been dominated themselves in the first half.

Youngster Florian Wirtz proved the matchwinner, after Julian Brandt cancelled out Moussa Diaby's opener.

22:24a month ago

FULL TIME

Bayer Leverkusen move up to second in the Bundesliga table after a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund
22:23a month ago

Yellow

90+3 | Delaney is booked for a foul as he pulls back Schick as he looked to break through on goal right on the edge of the area
22:21a month ago

Yellow

90+1 | Bailey breaks forwards and is tripped by Hummels who picks up a yellow card
22:20a month ago

Added time

There will be FOUR added minutes at the BayArena
22:19a month ago

Chance

89 | Half a chance for Delaney, who meets Brandt's free kick but he heads just over the bar 
22:18a month ago

Dortmund change

88 | Marco Reus makes way for Tigges
22:13a month ago

Substitution

83 | Youssoufa Moukoko replaces Bellingham as Dortmund make an attacking change
22:11a month ago

The 17-year old strikes!

Leverkusen's threat on the counter comes good. Schick wins possession and links up with Diaby, who sets the youngster away and one on one with Burki slams past the keeper 
22:10a month ago

GOAL!

80 | Florian Wirtz strikes to put Leverkusen in front!
22:07a month ago

Yellow

77 | Diaby is shown yellow after a challenge on Haaland
22:06a month ago

Yellow

74 | Bailey is shown a yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Hummels on the edge of the Dortmund area
22:05a month ago

Burki saves again

74 | Leverkusen break, again through the dangerous Diaby. He is given room to drive forward and his low drive is turned away by Burki
22:03a month ago

BVB change

73 | Sancho's evening comes to an end, replaced by Gio Reyna who is back after missing the weekend through a throat infection
22:00a month ago

Close again!

70 | It's all Dortmund. Guerreiro breaks forward down the left and shifts the ball inside to Sancho but he fires wide of the post from twelve yards
22:00a month ago

Double change

69 | Leverkusen make a double switch as Schick and Demirbay replace Alario and Aranguiz
21:59a month ago

CLOSE!

68 | Dortmund nearly go in front! Bellingham plays the ball across the 6 yard box and it falls to Brandt, but Tapsoba is on the line to block
21:58a month ago

Brandt opens account

67 | Brandt draws Dortmund level with his first league goal of the season. The visitors win the ball high up the pitch and Guerreiro tees up Brandt, who against his former club fires beyond Hradecky from 20 yards
21:56a month ago

GOAL!

67 | GOAL!! Julian Brandt fires Dortmund level. 1-1
21:54a month ago

Corner

64 | Dortmund force a corner as Haaland has his first shot of the game. Brandt plays in the striker, who holds off Tapsoba but his strike is deflected wide by the defender
21:50a month ago

B04 substitution

60 | Leverkusen forced into a change through injury as Sinkgraven comes on for Wendell
21:45a month ago

BVB go close again

55 | Dortmund are really pushing now. Sancho finds Meunier in plenty of space inside the area, but he blazes high and wide of the near post. Opportunity missed
21:45a month ago

Missed chance

54 | Dortmund should be level. Bellingham plays in Reus, who skips past Tah, but Hradecky is out at his feet. He opts to pass to Guerreiro but Wirtz is there to clear to deny the visitors
21:39a month ago

Bayer break

49 | Diaby again causes the visitors problems. This time the Frenchman breaks forward down the right and cuts inside before finding Bailey, but he fires over from the edge of the area
21:38a month ago

BVB on the front foot

48 | Dortmund on the front foot early in the second half as Reus finds Brandt, but he drags his effort wide of the near post
21:35a month ago

Off we go

We're back underway for the second half at BayArena
21:19a month ago

Leverkusen dominant

It's been pretty much all Leverkusen in the first half of this crucial Bundesliga match, but with only the one goal to show for it they may well find themselves rueing missed opportunities in the second half
21:18a month ago

HALF TIME

It's Diaby's strike that is the difference here at half time as Leverkusen lead Dortmund 1-0 at BayArena
21:16a month ago

Save!

45 | A smart save from Burki denies Leverkusen again. Alario with the downward header on this occasion and the Swiss keeper gets down to turn the ball away
21:15a month ago

Save!

43 | Leverkusen continue to dominate the first half here, with Alario going close before Diaby again forces a save from Burki
21:07a month ago

MISS!

35 | Diaby is causing Dortmund all sorts of problems. He breaks past Delaney and then shrugs off Hummels to go through on goal, but his effort is straight at Burki
21:02a month ago

Corner

30 | Corner to the hosts after Hummels deflects Diaby's volley wide of the Dortmund goal
20:59a month ago

SAVE!

27 | Burki denies Diaby from his and Leverkusen's second. Alario finds the winger who cuts in on the right but his effort is turned behind by the Dortmund keeper at his near post
20:56a month ago

BVB go close

24 | Reus looks to find room inside the area but opts to find Sancho, who is tackled by Wendell and the ball drops to Meunier. The Belgian fires the ball across goal but Haaland on the stretch can't reach it
20:53a month ago

Interception

21 | Leverkusen look to play through the Dortmund press when they play forwards, but this time Bailey's ball across is intercepted by Delaney. The hosts enjoying possession since going ahead
20:46a month ago

Diaby strikes

Bailey picks out Diaby with a great ball from the left hand side and after a sublime first touch, fires the ball past Burki when one on one with the keeper
20:45a month ago

GOAL!

14 | Leverkusen strike first slightly against the run of play - MOUSSA DIABY! 1-0
20:40a month ago

BVB enjoying the better

9 | It's been a good start from the visitors, all in yellow this evening, but they have been unable to really test Hradecky early on
20:33a month ago

End to end

3 | Wirtz forces Burki into an early save before Haaland has an effort blocked by Hradecky
20:31a month ago

And we're off!

Dortmund get this eagerly anticipated Bundesliga clash underway
20:30a month ago

Here come the teams!

Kick off moments away at BayArena
20:03a month ago

Meunier wants a response

After opening his account for Dortmund on Saturday, Thomas Meunier was not really able to enjoy the occasion as they were held to a draw by Mainz.

“This is not a good result for us,” he said. “We had so many chances, it’s unbelievable that we only scored one goal. There were so many positive things on display.

“My first goal for BVB obviously doesn’t leave me feeling satisfied today. Leverkusen didn’t win, we’ve had so many opportunities to get back into the top three. Something’s been missing every time, we need to work on that.”

20:02a month ago

Alario returns for B04

Having started the season in great form, Lucas Alario returns to the starting line up for this important fixture.

The Argentine is yet to start in the Bundesliga since returning from injury in mid-December, with appearances coming from the bench after Patrik Schick impressed in his absence.

With eight goals to date, the striker will be looking to help his side return to winning ways and move within four points of Bayern Munich ahead of their game on Wednesday.

19:56a month ago

TEAM SHEET

19:54a month ago

BVB looking for return to winning ways

Dortmund, meanwhile, showed that they are far from the finished article under Edin Terzic after drawing 1-1 at home to Mainz 05, who had gone into the game bottom of the table. Dropping points at home to lesser opposition seems to be a common theme at BVB, with it repeatedly being costly in terms of ending their wait for a Bundesliga title.

Levin Oztunali opening the scoring with a goal of the season contender, before Thomas Meunier’s equaliser, whilst Marco Reus put a penalty wide of the goal late on. Dortmund dominated the ball, as expected, with Erling Haaland having an effort ruled out to VAR, but the Black & Yellows could not find the breakthrough they needed.

19:53a month ago

Leverkusen searching for form

It would be fair to say that Leverkusen’s form has hit the rocks lately – having remained unbeaten in their first 12 league fixtures, they have since lost three and drawn one.

Despite topping the standings prior to their last-gasp defat to Bayern before the winter break, winning the Bundesliga was always going to be a huge task for Peter Bosz’s side. However, the 57-year old will still be expected to deliver Champions League football to BayArena after narrowly missing out last term.

One point from three matches against Eintracht Frankfurt, Werder Bremen and Union Berlin – whom they lost 1-0 to on Saturday – is simply not an acceptable return with those expectations in mind.

19:45a month ago

BVB line up

Burki; Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Bellingham, Delaney; Sancho, Reus, Brandt; Haaland.

Subs: Hitz (GK), Morey, Dahoud, Schulz, Moukoko, Reinier, Piszczek, Tigges, Reyna

19:44a month ago

Leverkusen line up

Hradecky; Bender, Tah, Tapsoba, Wendell; Wirtz, Aranguiz, Amiri; Diaby, Alario, Bailey.

Subs: Lomb (GK), Dragovic, Demirbay, Schick, Jedvaj, Sinkgraven, Fosu-Mensah, Gedikli

13:39a month ago

Welcome!

Welcome to VAVEL UK's LIVE coverage of the 2020/21 Bundesliga fixture, Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia Dortmund! I'm Anthony Scott and I'll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, team news, how to watch and score updates as it all unfolds!
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