Bayer has finished a series of four league victories and is still third ahead of the weekend program with an 11-point loss to Bayern Munich. Mainz improved with 34 points to seventh place.
The 26-year-old national team member Schick prevailed after half an hour of play, when he took over the pass of Demirbayer and his shot from 25 meters flowed into the counter-movement of the goalkeeper Zenter’s defender Niakhate. The former player from Leipzig, Rome or Sampdorie Genoa became only the second player in five elite European leagues after Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, who scored twenty goals.
He consolidated second place in the Bundesliga scorer table ahead of Erling Haaland of Dortmund, who is four goals behind him. Leader Lewandowski has six more hits than Schick.
After the break, however, Schick was injured after one of the fights, and although he was treated behind the border for a while, he only had to take turns three minutes after the start of the second half.
Leverkusen reluctantly made way for Martín after 57 minutes. The home team could then reverse the duel, but Onisiw’s shot was not recognized by the referees after consulting the video because of Niakhate’s offside.
Leverkusen took the lead again in the 74th minute, after Schick’s substitute Alario made the mark. But home coach Svensson made a substitution and his players turned the score around. First, in the 84th minute, Boetius hit the pitch after two minutes, and in the very end, another new man on the Ingvartsen pitched the victory to Mainz. Mainz defeated Leverkusen after eight matches.
|German Football League – Round 23:|
|Mainz – Leverkusen 3: 2 (57. Martín, 84. Boetius, 88. Ingvartsen – 35. Schick, 74. Alario).|