Bayer Leverkusen staged a dramatic comeback, securing a 2-2 draw against Bayern Munich with a stoppage-time penalty from Exequiel Palacios. This result put an end to Bayern’s winning start and left both teams level on 10 points at the top of the standings.
The match lived up to its hype, with Palacios converting the decisive spot kick after Jonas Hofmann was fouled by Alphonso Davies. Bayern had initially taken the lead in the 86th minute when Leon Goretzka tapped in a goal, thanks to excellent work by substitute Mathys Tel.
Harry Kane had given Bayern an early advantage, heading in at the far post for his fourth goal of the season. However, Leverkusen responded with high-pressing tactics, putting Bayern under pressure and earning a free-kick at the edge of the box. Alejandro Grimaldo executed a perfect curler into the top corner in the 24th minute.
Victor Boniface posed a constant threat to the Bayern defense during this period, but he missed several chances to put Leverkusen ahead. Leverkusen’s goalkeeper, Lukas Hradecky, also played a crucial role, making a series of superb saves to deny Bayern.
The second half continued in a similar fashion, with Hradecky stopping Kane in a one-on-one situation. Leverkusen had opportunities of their own, with Florian Wirtz hitting the post and Boniface missing a chance shortly thereafter.
However, Bayern managed to take the lead through Goretzka, who was set up by Mathys Tel. In the dying moments of the game, Leverkusen capitalized on Davies’ defensive error, earning a late penalty after a VAR review. Palacios calmly converted the penalty to secure a valuable point for his team.
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