Rudi Völler were the joy and pride to look at: The Championss director of Bayer Leverkusen hugged the professionals and head coach Gerardo Seoane Intig, the 4-2 (1: 2) success at TSG Hoffenheim gave the factory club to say goodbye to the World Cup from 1990 from the operational Bavarian business again the move into the Champions League.
The Bayer fans had tuned before the final whistle “Oh, how is that nice”, there were T-shirts from the Rhinelanders for the players with the inscription: “Back Again-premier class, the 13th” With 78 hits, a club correction was also set up.
“It was the big goal this year. It was a young team with a lot of potential. The team fought in the last games,” said Championss director Simon Rolfes at the “Sky” microph1. Goal scorer Patrik Schick, with 24 season hits one of the guarantors for moving into the Champions League, added: “We are at the end of a season, no longer had that much strength. There is no reason to complain.” Jonathan Tah said: “I am very proud of the team, many had no longer believed in us.”
Doppelpacker Schick (34./76.), Moussa Diaby (73.) and Lucas Alario (90th+1) scored for the Leverkuseners, who last made the leap into the premier class in the 2019/20 season. The Hoffenheimers have been waiting for a win for eight games and have no chance of the European Cup. The goals of Georginio Rutter (22nd) and Christoph Baumgartner (36.) also changed.
The 20,000 spectators in Sinsheim saw committed hosts at the beginning. Rutter caused danger early in front of the Leverkusen Tor (4th). It was only after almost 20 minutes that the guests who were missing the former Hoffenheimer Kerem Demirbay, Florian Wirtz, Amine Adli, Karim Bellarabi and Timothy Fosu-Mensah were missing and were better in the game.
Kramaric forgives the best chances
The team of Seoane could not develop any chances – on the contrary. After a dropout of full -back Piero Hincapie, Rutter scored for the TSG after strong preparatory work by Baumgartner.
Only after the deficit did the Leverkusenians increase the number of strokes. The increased efforts were quickly rewarded. After the flank of Diaby, goal scorers Schick achieved the equalization with a remarkable direct acceptance.
The Hoffenheimers, who had to do without Florian Grillitsch, Havard Nordtveit, Chris Richards (all left the TSG at the end of the season), Benjamin Hübner, Ermin Bicakcic and Marco John, were only shocked. Baumgartner brought the TSG back into the lead after the flank of Pavel Kaderabek.
Seoane’s response to the break, who brought Mitchel Bakker for Hincapie, should have had it. At the beginning of the second round, Bayer put pressure on the foot (51st).
The Hoffenheimers were busy on the defensive, but remained dangerous for counterattacks. After the flank of national player David, Munas Dabbur gave up the head (54.), Andrej Kramaric also had a good opportunity (63.).
Two minutes later, Diaby was very close to the equalization on the opposite side. Shortly afterwards he did better, chic followed. In the 79th minute, Jacob Bruun Larsen and Kramaric awarded the double chance to equalize. Alario made everything clear in added time.