Hannover, Leverkusen Play Out Eight-Goal Thriller
German Bundesliga Wrap, 17 December 2017
Hannover 4-4 Bayer Leverkusen
In what was an enthralling eight goal thriller no winner could be found as Hannover and Bayer Leverkusen played to a highly entertaining 4-4 draw.
Bayer Leverkusen opened the scoring in the 11th minute when Julian Brandt found the back of the net with a precise first time effort from just outside the box that found the top corner, 1-0.
Hannover quickly hit back with Ihlas Bebou levelling matters a minute later after heading home a pin-point cross, 1-1.
Hannover then took the lead in the 20th minute courtesy of a penalty-kick from Niclas Fullkrug, 2-1.
Their lead was also short-lived when Admir Mehmedi tapped home a pass from Karim Bellarabi at close range to equalise for Bayer Leverkusen, 2-2.
Hannover took the lead into the break when Felix Klaus scored from 20-yards out in the dying seconds of the first half, 3-2.
Two minutes into the second half Bayer Leverkusen levelled matters yet again when Leon Bailey broke behind the Hannover defence and made no mistake with just the keeper to beat, 3-3.
The next goal came in the 67th minute courtesy of a strike from Leon Bailey to give Bayer Leverkusen the lead, 4-3.
The final goal of the match came seven minutes from time when Julian Korb equalised for Hannover to see the game ended 4-4.
RB Leipzig 1-3 Hertha Berlin
Despite being reduced to ten minutes seven minutes into the game a ten man Hertha Berlin beat RB Leipzig 3-2 at the Red Bull Arena.
Hertha Berlin opened the scoring as early as the fifth minute thanks to 20-yard effort from Davie Selke found the top right corner, 1-0.
Two minutes later the away side were reduced to ten men after a reckless tackle from Jordan Torunarigha saw him receive a straight red card.
Salomon Kalou scored Hertha Berlin’s second goal on the half hour mark when he headed home a cross from Valentino Lazaro while Davie Selke netted their third in the 51st minute
RB Leipzig did find two late consolation goals in the 68th and 93rd minute courtesy of Willi Orban and Marcel Halstenberg, 3-2.