On matchday 23, Bayer put in a convincing performance to beat Hertha BSC 4:1, a result that was also well deserved. This was the right mood for the hot phase of the season.
From kickoff, it was one-way soccer in the direction of the Berlin box. In addition, the Werkself was quickly rewarded for its storm and drive. After twelve minutes, the fast-paced interplay down the right bore fruit for the first time when Moussa Diaby passed to Jeremie Frimpong, whose cross was pushed over the line by Sardar Azmoun from six meters. The Berliners lost sight of the Leverkusen attack, which was unleashed as if on fire, and the attack via Odilon Kossounou, Frimpong, Diaby and Frimpong again as the shooter of the 2:0 was wonderfully played out. Finally, after an hour, the third strike of the highly superior home side: Florian Wirtz shook a fantastic pass to Diaby from his ankle and the Frenchman scored his eighth goal of the season to make it 3-0. Berlin's connection through Lukebakio's penalty no longer had any influence on the game, substitute Amine Adli restored the old distance and the final score after Patrik Schick had done the groundwork.
After this victory, the only motto is: keep it up. On Thursday, the first leg against Budapest will be European. A clear home victory would certainly be helpful for everyone.