Sport eight-goal madness! Bayer dismantles Dante's Nice
Europa League squad: Bayer Leverkusen waived Weiser and Paulinho
Bayer Leverkusen reported the squad for the group stage of the Europa League this week. You are looking in vain for two players from the Bundesliga squad. © Provided by 90min Mitchell Weiser is not in the Europa League squad | Lars Baron / Getty Images Mitchell Weiser and Paulinho were not considered for the squad of the Europa League from Bayer coach Peter Bosz.
Bayer Leverkusen starts the Europa League season with victory. The team of coach Peter Bosz leaves the four-time French champions no chance.
Bayer Leverkusen has started the new Europa League season with a shooting festival.
The Bundesliga team won their home game against OGC Nice 6-2 (2-1). ()
The team of coach Peter Bosz got off to a dream start against the club from the French Ligue 1. Nadiem Amiri brought Leverkusen, which has improved significantly after the last moderate performances in the Bundesliga, with the first chance of the game in the lead (11th). ()
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Only five minutes later it was Argentinian Lucas Alario who overcame Nice goalkeeper Walter Benítez from a very acute angle. As if out of nowhere, Nice came to the connecting goal in the 32nd minute of the game. Amine Gouiri hit the guests with the first dangerous attack. () Test
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After the break, Moussa Diaby (61st) secured after a nasty mistake by the Nice defense, the recently substituted Karim Bellarabi with a double pack (74th and 79th) and youngster Florian Wirtz (87th) the superior Leverkusenern victory.
The Rhinelander, against whom Alexis Claude-Maurice (90th) only managed to achieve cosmetic results for the guests, are now undefeated 13 European Cup games in a row at the local BayArena. Despite all due satisfaction, not all that shone was gold for Bosz. "We scored nice goals, but everything wasn't as good as many say. But above all I saw a lot of good things and a lot of movement on the offensive," said the Dutchman.
Leverkusen significantly improved: Europa League opening win against Nice
After the mediocre Bundesliga start, Bundesliga soccer team Bayer Leverkusen reported back in the Europa League with a shooting festival and celebrated a clear victory at the start of the group phase. 73 days after the quarter-finals against Inter Milan, the team of coach Peter Bosz defeated the four-time French champions OGC Nice well deserved 6: 2 (2: 1).
Bender: "Were braver than last time"
"After a few problems, we got the game completely in our hands. We played out the chances and worked out what we hadn't done so well in the previous games. But we were also more courageous than last ", summed up Leverkusen's captain Lars Bender after the goal festival against the supposedly strongest opponent of the Werkself in Group C.
Sport Managing Director Rudi Völler had clearly stated the Rhinelander's goal before the game. "The claim is definitely to move into the knockout round. That is very clear," said the 60-year-old at Sky .Vieira with international debut
In pouring rain and deep grass, the hosts had a hard time with the low-lying guests, who offered a compact 5-3-2. The idea of Nice's trainer Patrick Vieira, who made his debut on the international stage as a coach, was quickly thwarted.
Vieira recognizes a "complicated moment"
© Supplied by Sports.fr Vieira Dante Patrick Vieira calls for unity after the slap received on the lawn of Bayer Leverkusen at the opening of the Europa League. The OGC Nice had a catastrophic start on Thursday in the Europa League. Traveling to Leverkusen for the 1 Video: Thomas Tuchel is surprised at the attitude of the locker room (Dailymotion) 1st day of the group stage, the Aiglons have indeed collapsed, bowing 6 -2 at the end of a one-way match.
The team from the Côte d'Azur, which the former World and European Champion 2018 had taken over from Borussia Dortmund's current coach Lucien Favre, was undermined by a nice one-two from Leon Bailey and Alario. After Bailey's pass into the depths, Amiri left the former Bayern professional Dante and shot ice-cold flat. Five minutes later, Alario shone under the crossbar with a powerful shot from an acute angle.
Bayer then looked unleashed: Nice goalkeeper Benítez saved brilliantly against Bailey's long-range shot (21st), and the Argentine was also there for Diaby's full-cocked shot (26th).
Then the rain subsided and Leverkusen too, especially defensively: young talent Gouiri took advantage of the first opportunity and flicked the ball fine into the far corner past the powerless Bayer goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky. Shortly before the break, Bayer was also lucky that Hassane Kamara (41st) just forgot.Diaby takes care of the preliminary decision
Nice breathed new life into itself, captain Dante clapped his hands encouragingly before the restart and cheered on his teammates with "Allez les blancs" ("Let's go, you whites"). It helped at first. Leverkusen had more possession, but Nice had a chance: only Hradecky was better against the convincing Gouiri (54th).
As a result Bayer pressed, Nice tried to counter. Then the conspicuous Exequiel Palacios captured the ball in the opposing penalty area with a clean tackle, Diaby completed and broke Nice's resistance.
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