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Played
October 5, 2013 5:30 PM BST
BayArena — Leverkusen
Referee:‬ K. Kircher‎
Attendance:‬ 30210‎
 
31′ Sidney Sam
Toni Kroos 30′
Top of the Match
Sidney Sam
Sidney Sam
Bayer Leverkusen
Bernd Leno
Bernd Leno
Bayer Leverkusen
Flop of the Match
Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer
FC Bayern München
Manuel Neuer
Manuel Neuer
FC Bayern München

Bayer Leverkusen 1-1 Bayern Munich: Bavarians go top despite draw

Toni Kroos put the visitors ahead in the 30th minute but Pep Guardiola's men were immediately pegged back by Sidney Sam

Leverkusen vs Bayern, Bundesliga, Kießling, Boateng
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Bayer Leverkusen were indebted to goalkeeper Bernd Leno as they survived a Bayern Munich onslaught to hold out for a 1-1 draw at the BayArena.

Toni Kroos opened the scoring for Bayern in the first half on Saturday before Sidney Sam, scorer of the winner when the sides met in Munich last season, equalised less than 60 seconds later following an error by Manuel Neuer.

That defeat to Leverkusen was the last time Bayern had lost in the league, but they never looked like losing again - dominating their hosts from start to finish - but they were unable to find a winner against a stubborn home rear-guard.

The result took Munich one point clear of Borussia Dortmund at the Bundesliga summit, while Leverkusen remain in third, level on points with Jurgen Klopp's side.

Leverkusen boss Sami Hyypia made three changes to the side that beat Real Sociedad in midweek, including Emre Can against his former club in place of Roberto Hilbert, while Bayern made just one change from Wednesday night's crushing of Manchester City.

And the Bavarians started the match where they left off in Manchester, dominating Leverkusen in the early stages.

Pep Guardiola's side could have been 2-0 up within the first 10 minutes, with first Kroos then Thomas Muller dragging efforts wide of the goal when they really should both have hit the target.

Franck Ribery went close after 18 minutes, outmuscling Lars Bender before drilling a low 20-yard shot just wide of Leno's right post.

For the opening goal Ribery turned provider, skinning Leverkusen centre-back Omer Toprak before pulling back to Kroos, who hammered home a left-footed shot.

The hosts had barely been in the game, but they equalised almost immediately following a mistake by Neuer, who flapped at a cross giving Sebastian Boenisch a chance to score. Neuer saved well but the rebound fell at the feet of Sam, who slotted into an empty net.

Despite the equaliser, Bayern's pressure continued unabated and Muller had a brilliant chance to equalise after Ribery and David Alaba combined well on the left to find the German, but he inexplicably headed wide with an open goal gaping as the sides went in at the break level.

The second half began with a penalty shout for Bayern turned down by the referee, who had failed to spot the blatant shirt pull by Toprak on Muller.

Ribery then had efforts saved by Leno in as many minutes, the first a blistering left-footed volley, as Bayern continued to turn the screw.

As the clock ticked down Guardiola brought on Arjen Robben. The Dutchman had a free-kick well saved, then shot from long range straight at Leno, while Muller's header from Alaba's cross was blocked.

The visitors, however, could find no way through and Hyypia's men held out for an excellent point, as Giulio Donati made sure of the result in stoppage time, heading Bastian Schweinsteiger's goalbound header off the line.


Bayer Leverkusen

1
Bernd Leno
Goalkeeper
3.50
5
Emir Spahic
Defender
2.50
17
2.50
21
Ömer Toprak
Defender
2.00
26
Giulio Donati
Defender
3.00
3
Stefan Reinartz
Midfielder
2.50
6
Simon Rolfes
Midfielder
2.50
8
Lars Bender
Midfielder
2.50
10
Emre Can
Midfielder
68′
2.00
18
Sidney Sam
Midfielder
31′ 82′
3.50
11
2.50

FC Bayern München

2.00
1
Manuel Neuer
Goalkeeper
2.50
4
Dante
Defender
2.50
13
Rafinha
Defender
2.50
17
2.50
21
3.00
27
David Alaba
Midfielder
3.00
7
Franck Ribéry
Midfielder
30′
2.50
11
2.50
31
3.00
39
Toni Kroos
Midfielder
30′ 85′
2.00
25
Thomas Müller
Midfielder
80′

Substitutes

25
Andrés Palop
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
14
 - 
13
Jens Hegeler
Midfielder
83′
 - 
23
Robbie Kruse
Midfielder
82′
 - 
27
 - 
7
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
22
Tom Starke
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
26
 - 
10
Arjen Robben
Midfielder
71′
 - 
19
Mario Götze
Midfielder
85′
 - 
9
 - 
14

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Robert Lewandowski Robert Lewandowski
Striker
Borussia Dortmund
18 4
Mario Mandzukic Mario Mandzukic
Striker
Bayern Munich
17 0
Adrian Ramos Adrian Ramos
Striker
Hertha BSC
16 3
Josip Drmic Josip Drmic
Striker
FC Nürnberg
16 2
Marco Reus Marco Reus
Midfielder
Borussia Dortmund
15 5