Bayer Leverkusen won the league game with Werder Bremen on Sunday ‘the Dutch way’. Mitchell Bakker and Jeremie Frimpong lay the foundation for the 2-3 victory of the Werkself, while the latter was also responsible for Bakker’s goal. Leverkusen crawls towards eighth place in the Bundesliga through the victory; Werder remains eleventh.
With Frimpong and Bakker, two of the three Dutchmen from Leverkusen appeared at the kick-off. Daley Sinkgraven started on the bench and would only come on the field two minutes before the end. He saw the tandem Frimpong-Bakker be decisive for the first time in minute 34. Frimpong, coming up on the right, ‘chipped’ a cross towards the sixteen-meter area, where Bakker had reported. The left leg took on his chest and completed hard behind Werder goalkeeper Jiri Plavenka.
What a ?????????? from Mitchell Bakker! ??
Jeremie Frimpong provides the assist followed by this wonderful bang from Bakker! 1-1 at half time!
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Bakker thus made it 1-1: Marvin Ducksch had already given Werder the lead four minutes earlier. Shortly after the break it was Frimpong’s turn. Again the back found himself in the hostile box, where he decided to try his luck with the left. The ball sailed past Pavlenka via a Werder defender: 1-2. That position seemed to remain intact for a long time, but in the end two more goals were scored. Adam Hlozek first put the 1-3 on the scoreboard on behalf of Leverkusen, before Niclas Füllkrug provided the final chord.
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