Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig share points after 1-1 draw

Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig share points after 1-1 draw

RB Leipzig were held to a stalemate by the hosts Bayer Leverkusen.

RB Leipzig have been held to 1-1 draw by Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena in Bundesliga.

Emil Forsberg found the opening goal for the visitors in the 13th minute as he produced another impressive display following last week’s game against Mainz.

However, Leverkusen found the equalizer after Kerem Demiraby scored a belter of a goal, beating Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulasci in the process.

The second half saw none of the sides finding the score sheet as the game ended in a stalemate.

Leipzig failed to capitalise on their fantastic start against Mainz, dropping points in their second game in the league this season. 

Elsewhere, Peter Bosz’s side are yet to win their first game of the season.

Alexander Sorloth made his debut for Leipzig, coming as a substitute for the injured Yussuf Poulsen after completing his move from Crystal Palace.

Meanwhile, Patrik Schick, who spent the last season on loan at Leipzig, made his full start for Leverkusen. He appeared as a substitute in the goalless stalemate against Wolfsburg.

Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann offered his thoughts on the draw, stating that the end result was fair.

“It was a very interesting game, with a lot of tempo and chances at both ends. Of course we would have liked a win. If you look at the course of the game, a draw was the fair result.”

“We started well and deservedly took the lead. After the equaliser and the substitution to Yussi, we lost our handle on the game.

We made a few changes at halftime, and after that it was a balanced game.”