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Bayern Munich 2-2 Bayer Leverkusen: Man of the Match and Player Ratings

Harry Kane at Bayern Munich
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A thrilling game saw Leverkusen escape Allianz Arena with one point.

Bayern Munich drew 2-2 with Bayer Leverkusen in their Bundesliga game on Saturday. A last-minute equalizer prevented the Bavarians from clinching the home victory.

What happened?

Bayern stunned their opponents with an early goal as Harry Kane converted a corner from Leroy Sane. The Bavarians had several chances to double their lead, but it was Leverkusen who made it 1-1 with a spectacular free kick from Alex Grimaldo.

The hosts started pushing to restore their lead as soon as the second half began. But a host of wonderful saves from Lukas Hradecky prevented Bayern from finding the back of the net.

Bayern thought they had clinched the match-winner when Mathys Tel’s brilliant cutback was smashed into the back of the net by Leon Goretzka in the 86th minute. But a late penalty from Exequiel Palacios made it 2-2 for Leverkusen four minutes into the extra time.

Bayern Munich vs Leverkusen: Man of the Match

Hradecky pulled off an absolute masterclass of goalkeeping as Leverkusen held Bayern to a 2-2 draw. He made a total of seven saves, preventing the hosts from scoring with his fantastic reflexes.

Player Ratings

Bayern Munich: Ulreich (6); Laimer (6), Upamecano (6), Kim (7), Davies (6); Kimmich (7), Goretzka (7); Sané (8), Müller (8), Gnabry (5); Kane (7).

Bench: Mazraoui (5), Musiala (6), Tel (7), De Ligt (5), Choupo-Moting (6).

Bayer Leverkusen: Hrádecký (9); Kossounou (7), Tah (7), Tapsoba (6); Frimpong (5), Andrich (6), Xhaka (7), Grimaldo (8); Hofmann (7), Wirtz (6); Boniface (6).

Bench: Palacios (7), Adli (6), Hincapie (-), Amiri (-), Hlozek (6).