Highlights from the first half:
5th minute: The home team is setting the tone so far, but the visitors manage to create their first chance. The ball ends up in the hand of Pavlenka, however, after Diaby had played in Adli.
15th minute: After Stark loses the ball, Leverkusen come down the right-hand side. Adli collects the ball at a tight angle and hits the side netting.
16th minute: Füllkrug goes forward well and finds Stage on the left, who passes the ball back to Ducksch. He tries to control the ball, but Leverkusen can stop the attack.
25th minute: Diaby is played in well with a long ball and Stark is able to close him down at the very last second, otherwise the Leverkusen player would have been through on goal.
29th minute: Ducksch receives the ball and shoots straight away, but doesn’t connect well and the ball goes wide.
30th minute: GOOALLL! Marvin Ducksch scores for SVW to make it 1-0! After a strong run by Stage, the ball ends up with Fülle, who passes well to his teammate, and Ducksch coolly puts the ball in the back of the net.
33rd minute: Hlozek carries the ball well and dribbles towards his international teammate Pavlenka. His shot goes just wide of the right post.
34th minute: Mitchell Bakker scores for Bayer 04 Leverkusen and makes it 1-1. He fires the ball into the top left corner and gave Pavlenka no chance.
43rd minute: Leverkusen make their way into Werder’s penalty area and have multiple attempts to take the lead. Finally, the ball ends up going past the left post.