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Bayer Leverkusen Cruise into Second Round, Hoffenheim Need Penalties

Bayer Leverkusen vs Norderstedt. (Photo Credit: AP)

Bayer Leverkusen scored six objectives to crush fourth tier membership Norderstedt 7-Zero within the German Cup first spherical. Fellow Bundesliga membership Hoffenheim wanted penalties to edge previous amateurs Chemnitz.

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  • Last Updated: September 14, 2020, 8:19 AM IST

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Bayer Leverkusen scored six objectives within the opening 32 minutes to crush fourth tier membership Norderstedt 7-Zero within the German Cup first spherical on Sunday however fellow Bundesliga membership Hoffenheim wanted penalties to edge previous amateurs Chemnitz.

Leverkusen, who bought attacking midfielder Kai Havertz and striker Kevin Volland within the shut season, had been lacking none of their firepower as they scored thrice within the opening 12 minutes via Lars Bender, Nadiem Amiri and Lucas Alario.






Another three objectives between the 21st to the 32nd minute rapidly ended proceedings on the empty BayArena stadium, after the official dwelling staff, Norderstedt, had relinquished the house benefit for this spherical.

New Leverkusen striker Patrick Schick, who got here on in its place, grabbed purpose quantity seven within the 77th to finish the rout.

Hoffenheim had been in management for a lot of the sport however needed to wait till the 48th minute to take the lead via Andrej Kramaric’s tap-in.

Kevin Freiberger’s wonderful flip and shot from eight metres out introduced the hosts degree on the hour and despatched the sport into additional time earlier than a Christian Bickel strike put them within the driving seat.

It was once more Croatian ahead Kramaric who got here to the rescue, incomes a penalty within the 111th and preserving his cool to seize the equaliser.

Hoffenheim keeper Oliver Baumann saved the 2 first penalties within the subsequent shootout and Bickel missed the goal together with his spot kick to present Hoffenheim coach Sebastian Hoeness a successful debut.


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