Bundesliga - Leverkusen beat Schalke 4-0, coach Alonso wins his debut

2022-10-09 12:24

Bundesliga - Leverkusen beat Schalke 4-0, coach Alonso wins his debut


In the 9th round of the Bundesliga in the 2022/23 season, Leverkusen beat Schalke 2-1 at home.


In the first half, Diaby opened the scoring and then assisted Frimpong to expand the score. In the second half, Frimpong made another victory shortly after the start, and Paulinho sealed the victory before the end.


At the end of the game, Leverkusen under Alonso won the second victory of the season, rising to 14th in the standings with 2 wins, 2 draws, 5 losses, and 8 points. Schalke 04 dropped to 16th place after three consecutive losses.


first half

Bayer Leverkusen had the upper hand in the Schalke 04 duel after the opening, in which Frimpong and Diaby repeatedly used their speed advantage to threaten the visitors. In the 6th minute, Frimpong broke through from the right and sent a through ball for Diaby, but the latter's shot hit the side net under the blockade of Greiml. In the 26th minute, Diaby broke the ball from the right, but Schick missed a long shot.


In the 30th minute, Frimpong turned to get rid of Mohr and made a cross from the right. Aranguiz kicked but lost the ball under the double team.


The deadlock of the game was finally broken before half-time: in the 38th minute, Diaby scored a long-range shot from 13 meters in front of the goal, opening the scoring for Leverkusen. In the 41st minute, Diaby assisted Frimpong to score from the far corner, 2-0.


second half

After returning from the lounge, Diaby and Frimpong's performance was still quite good. In the 52nd minute, the two broke together again, and Schalke goalkeeper Schwolow had nothing to do with Frimpong's close-range push.


Bayer Leverkusen could have extended their lead in the 69th minute, but Schick wasted two consecutive scoring opportunities created by Frimpong and Odoi. Fortunately, in the 90th minute, Paulinho threw the opponent away after getting the ball from Adélie, and pushed the score from the lower left corner with his right foot, giving Leverkusen's new coach Alonso a fantastic start of 4-0.