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Bayer Leverkusen 2-2 VfB Stuttgart: Xabi Alonso’s side score late equaliser to remain unbeaten

Written by on April 27, 2024

Bayer Leverkusen remain on course for the first unbeaten campaign in Bundesliga history

Bayer Leverkusen scored another dramatic stoppage-time equaliser to extend their unbeaten run to 46 games with a draw against Stuttgart.

Robert Andrich netted in the 96th minute at the BayArena to secure a point for Leverkusen, who have already been crowned Bundesliga champions.

They had trailed 2-0 after 56 minutes on Saturday but fought back to keep their unbeaten record in tact.

Leverkusen also equalised in added time last week against Borussia Dortmund.

Xabi Alonso’s side secured their first German title with five games to spare but are aiming for the first unbeaten campaign in Bundesliga history – and remain on course with three games left.

Chris Fuhrich lashed home to open the scoring for third-placed Stuttgart just after the break, before Deniz Undav tucked into the bottom corner nine minutes later.

Leverkusen pulled one back through Amine Adli but it looked like Alonso’s team were finally heading for a first defeat of the campaign – until Andrich finished from 10 yards out inside a crowded penalty area.

A similar story had played out last week when Leverkusen needed a 97th-minute equaliser from Josip Stanisic to seal a 1-1 draw against Dortmund.

Jeremie Frimpong had also scored an 89th-minute equaliser against West Ham in the Europa League just days before that as Leverkusen maintain their pursuit of a European trophy.

They remain unbeaten in all competitions this season with 39 wins and seven draws – having failed to score just once – and are on course for a remarkable treble in Alonso’s first full season in charge, with the German Cup final still to come.

Leverkusen face Serie A side Roma in the Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday.

Line-ups

B Leverkusen

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Hrádecky
  • 6KossounouBooked at 42mins
  • 4TahSubstituted forHincapiéat 45′minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 12Tapsoba
  • 30FrimpongSubstituted forTellaat 89′minutes
  • 25PalaciosBooked at 31mins
  • 8AndrichBooked at 58mins
  • 20GrimaldoSubstituted forStanisicat 89′minutes
  • 7HofmannSubstituted forWirtzat 74′minutes
  • 21Adli
  • 14SchickSubstituted forBonifaceat 74′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Stanisic
  • 3Hincapié
  • 10Wirtz
  • 13de Matos Soares
  • 17Kovár
  • 18Mbamba
  • 19Tella
  • 22Boniface
  • 32Puerta

Stuttgart

Formation 4-2-2-2

  • 33Nübel
  • 20StergiouSubstituted forKatompa Mvumpaat 81′minutes
  • 2Anton
  • 21Ito
  • 7MittelstädtBooked at 77mins
  • 16Karazor
  • 8MillotBooked at 69minsSubstituted forDahoudat 74′minutes
  • 18LewelingSubstituted forStenzelat 90+2′minutes
  • 27FührichSubstituted forRouaultat 81′minutes
  • 26UndavBooked at 41minsSubstituted forJeong Woo-yeongat 74′minutes
  • 9Guirassy

Substitutes

  • 1Bredlow
  • 5Dahoud
  • 10Jeong Woo-yeong
  • 14Katompa Mvumpa
  • 15Stenzel
  • 17Haraguchi
  • 29Rouault
  • 40Raimund
Referee:
Felix Zwayer
Attendance:
30,210

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2, VfB Stuttgart 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2, VfB Stuttgart 2.

  3. Goal! Bayer 04 Leverkusen 2, VfB Stuttgart 2. Robert Andrich (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Piero Hincapié following a set piece situation.

  4. Foul by Pascal Stenzel (VfB Stuttgart).

  5. Amine Adli (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Alexander Nübel (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Foul by Victor Boniface (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  8. Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Maximilian Mittelstädt.

  9. Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Pascal Stenzel replaces Jamie Leweling.

  10. Offside, VfB Stuttgart. Silas Katompa Mvumpa is caught offside.

  11. Jamie Leweling (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Foul by Piero Hincapié (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

  13. Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Josip Stanisic replaces Álex Grimaldo.

  14. Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Nathan Tella replaces Jeremie Frimpong.

  15. Foul by Jamie Leweling (VfB Stuttgart).

  16. Piero Hincapié (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Lukás Hrádecky.

  18. Attempt saved. Serhou Guirassy (VfB Stuttgart) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jeong Woo-Yeong.

  19. Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Maximilian Mittelstädt.

  20. Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Atakan Karazor.

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