Hertha gift Leverkusen three points
Hertha BSC dominated many facets of the match against Bayer 04 Leverkusen, including time of possession and chances at goal, but in the end, not scoring a goal came around to haunt them, losing their home match.
Bayer Leverkusen wound up winning the match on a goal in the 29th minute, more a defensive blunder by Hertha BSC than a strong display of offense by Leverkusen. The goal came after an offside position by Leverkusen that the referee missed, so the result was doubly disappointing. However, the spectators and media were in agreement, that Hertha displayed great fighting spirit and morale, even with an equalizer not in the cards on this afternoon.
Overall, a fair game that saw only two two yellow cards (in minute 34 for Can and minute 90 for Ronny), there were some situations in which the 47.419 spectators did not necessarily agree with the referees’ decisions. In the end, Bayer 04 Leverkusen defeated Hertha BSC for the first time in six years.