Leverkusen (AP) – Moussa Diaby felt he could fly. “Bay’Air gets underway,” the French winger wrote on social media after the 6-2 (2-1) against OGC Nice, Bayer Leverkusen’s biggest victory in the Europa League.
With the goalscoring festival, Bayer got rid of the frustration of the first four Bundesliga matches, in which Werkself had scored only three goals. Bayer scored as many goals on Thursday as in these 360 minutes in nine minutes between the 79th and 87th.
Coach Peter Bosz reacted angrily to the question whether the knot had now been broken. “I think that’s all nonsense”, said the Dutchman: “It can’t be that everything is right with a match. I don’t think it used to be as bad as everyone said. And not everything was like that today, as many say. “Sure, he had” seen many good things, “said Bosz,” But we must not exaggerate. Not down and not up. “
But his team certainly gained confidence from the turf festival in the persistent rain against the fourth table from the land of the world champions. “I am especially happy for the men at the front, who were all allowed to run,” said Lars Bender, captain again in the absence of his injured successor Charles Aranguiz: “It is good for the boys and good for us as a team. There are evenings there. those things just go in. And then you make six huts. “
National players Nadiem Amiri (11th), Lucas Alario (16th), Moussa Diaby (61st), Joker Karim Bellarabi (79th / 83rd) and the younger Florian Wirtz (87th) faced five different attacking players. And Leon Bailey, who was the only one of them to miss a goal, was “very happy” after a strong performance. He dedicated the game to the fans, none of whom were allowed to enter the BayArena, “but it was also a great game for the team. And a really good game for me.”
And so, after the choppy start, Bayer was able to start with six points from four games in the competition. The upcoming tasks such as Monday against FC Augsburg seem solvable. And goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky had a very simple recipe ready. “The conclusion of the evening is: we just have to photograph more.”