Bayer Leverkusen started the 2022-23 season in the Bundesliga with two defeats and looked to bounce back on matchday three, hosting Hoffenheim. Ho
Bayer Leverkusen started the 2022-23 season in the Bundesliga with two defeats and looked to bounce back on matchday three, hosting Hoffenheim. However, ‘Die Kraichgauer’ surprised in their performance as a visitor and managed to get ahead on the scoreboard after nine minutes, with a luxury definition by Christoph Baumgartner.
The duel on the grass of the BayArena was very even, but the local squad showed fragility in defense, leaving a lot of space. Precisely, Georginio Rutter took advantage of that aspect and faced the right wing, although he decided to stop his route to wait for the arrival of one of his teammates.
Grischa Promel was the first to appear and was cleared as he entered the area, between the Bayer Leverkusen defenders. The Hoffenheim midfielder was smart and put together a wall with Baumgartner, who was quickly surrounded by up to three opponents, which seemed to make it impossible to define the goal.
However, Christoph showed his lucidity and defined a ‘taco’, with his right leg, surprising everyone. Goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky didn’t have time to react and his stretch didn’t do much to prevent the goal, unleashing the joy of ‘Die Kraichgauer’. The happiness multiplied later, when Andrej Kramaric made it 2-0 partial (35′).
SENSATIONAL GOAL FROM HOFFENHEIM! Christoph Baumgartner received the ball in the area and gave it a TACO to make it 1-0 against Bayer Leverkusen.
— SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) August 20, 2022
If the result is consummated, Hoffenheim will accumulate six points and climb to fifth place in the German Bundesliga; while Bayer Leverkusen will remain at the bottom of the table (18th), without adding units so far, by linking three defeats in the same number of games played.