Bayer Leverkusen beat Union Berlin 3-1 on Wednesday in the German Cup quarterfinals. The goals were scored by Union Berlin’s Ingvartsen, who opened the scoring for the visitors, Bellarabi, Aranguiz, and Diaby, who turned the game around for the hosts. In this way, Leverkusen made it to the semifinals of the competition and now awaits the draw to get to know their opponents.
The game started out in a tough way for the hosts. Early on, goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky was forced to save Anthony Uja’s shot. Peter Bosz’s men even responded through Kerem Demirbay, but he was also denied.
The visitors took the lead by the end of the first half, as at 39 ‘, Marcus Ingvartsen received a pass inside the area and did not waste his chance. 0-1 Union Berlin.
After the break, Leverkusen’s manager Peter Bosz made some changes in his side and made them more aggressive. Surely, Union Berlin’s Christopher Lenz’s red card played a major role in the hosts’ reaction in the match.
Playing with 11-man, Leverkusen reached their goals easily. The first one came out in the 72nd minute, from the feet of Karim Bellarabi. When the game was about to end, Aranguiz headed home and put the home side ahead in the scoreboard, at 86 ‘. Then, in the injury time, substitute Diaby made the third, sealing the deal for Leverkusen, qualified for the German Cup semifinal.
After the important victory, Bayer Leverkusen will go back to the pitch this Saturday in the Bundesliga, as they will welcome Eintracht Frankfurt. Union Berlin will travel to Freiburg on the same day.
The other semifinalists in the German Cup are Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich, and the surprise of the competition so far, the third-tier side Saarbrucken.