Goals from Mitchel Bakker, Patrik Schick, Moussa Diaby and Nadiem Amiri helped Leverkusen seal a memorable win over their Rhenish rivals.
Here at Anytime football, we look at the three major talking points from tonight’s contest.
Bad start for Gladbach – Bizarre opening goal, Injuries and penalty miss
Leverkusen were handed an early lead in the game when Mitchell Bakker’s shot hit the post and then bounced off Yann Sommer before heading into the net.
From there on, Leverkusen controlled the proceedings and Gladbach struggled to get back into the contest.
Gladbach were handed a lifeline when they won a penalty in the first half but Lars Stindl failed to convert from the spot.
Leverkusen’s impressive start to the season
Bayer Leverkusen are currently second in the Bundesliga table having picked up four points from two matches and they will be delighted with their impressive start to the season.
They are ahead of the likes of RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich in the table and Leverkusen will fancy putting together a winning run now.
Despite not controlling the game against Gladbach tonight, they managed to grind out all three points. The visitors had more ball possession and more efforts on target, but it was Leverkusen who managed to score four times without reply.
Patrik Schick building on his impressive summer form
The Leverkusen striker was in breathtaking form during the European Championship for his country and he has carried that momentum into the league campaign as well.
Schick managed to score in the 4-0 win tonight and the Leverkusen fans will be hoping for more of the same from their star striker in the coming months.