Bayer Leverkusen secured with a 5:1 (2:1)-away win at AEK Larnaca in the group’s victory in the Europa League. Dominik Kohr (28. 68. Minute), Lucas Alario (41. by foul penalty, and 86.) as well as Paulinho (78.) the goals achieved for the Team of Heiko Herrlich. David Catala had brought the hosts earlier in the guide (26.).

The match took place almost to the exclusion of the Public. Only a handful of Fans had been lost to the GSP stadium in Nicosia, most of the grandstands were empty, including the entire back straight.

The player to the left of the minus setting do not disturb. Leverkusen was from the beginning of the game, the first goal achieved but the house of lords. After a cross from Facundo Garcia of the left-hand side of Larnaka-captain Catala stand in the center in the air and met with a header into the far corner. The response of the guests was not long in coming. After a double pass with Isaac Kiese Thelin Kohr pushed the Ball in from twelve yards into the far corner.

The lead for the werkself fell shortly before the break, first of all, Kohr fell but after a Foul by Joan Guillem Truyols in the AEK penalty area. The French referee Francois Letexier, decided immediately to the penalty spot, Alario turned sure. After the break it was again Kohr, the head changed a corner from substitute Leon Bailey for 3:1. Ten minutes before the break, Paulinho met after a strong long Ball from Aleksandar Dragovic, finally, Alario provided with a well-placed shot from distance for the final score.

Leverkusen, Germany was already ahead of the game as a between-round participant. In long-distance duel with FC Zurich, it was just a matter of who would finish the Europa League group A in first place. By the victory of the Bayer group claimed victory. Zurich came in the parallel game in Ludogorez Razgrad a 1:1.

AEK Larnaca – Bayer Leverkusen 1:5 (1:2)
1:0 Catala (26.)
1:1 Kohr (28.)
1:2 Alario (41., Foul penalty)
1:3 Kohr (68.)
1:4 Paulinho (78.)
1:5 Alario (86.)
Larnaca: Christodoulou – Igor Silva, Truyols, Catala, Ioannou – Garcia, Nacho Cases (46. Hevel) – Acoran Barrera, Joan Tomas, Tete (58. Trickovski) – Giannou (84. Konstantinou)
Leverkusen: cherry – Wise, Dragovic, Wendell (81. Bednarczyk) – Kohr, Baumgartlinger – Paulinho, Fright, Brandt (46. Bailey) – Kiese Thelin, Alario (88. Stanilewicz)
referee: Francois Letexier
Yellow cards: Igor Silva, Joan Tomas / Weiser, Bednarczyk


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