8th min: Diaby gets to the by-line down the left and fizzed the ball low across the six-yard box but Pavlenka held firm.
17th min: Werder’s first chance comes from a corner. Gebre Selassie flicks on Bittencourt’s corner to the back post, where Moisander attacks with the head but is unable to cause danger under pressure.
28th min: Goal, 1-0 to Bayer 04, Kai Havertz. Diaby switches sides, untracked by Friedl, and curly a teasing ball to the back post where Havertz is waiting for a free header past Pavlenka for the opening goal.
30th min: GOOOOOAL, 1-1, Theodor Gebre Selassie. An immediate response from the Green-Whites. Bittencourt whips in a set piece from the left to the six-yard box, where Gebre Selassie was one step ahead of Bender to level the scores at 1-1.
33rd min: Goal, 2-1 to Bayer 04, Kai Havertz. Werder are far too sloppy in defence as nobody picks up Havertz attacking Demirbay’s free kick from deep and the Germany international has another simple header to re-establish Leverkusen’s lead.
39th min: A perfect pass from Veljkovic puts Bittencourt through for a chance to pull Werder level for the second time, but the Werder make was unable to hit the target from the edge of the box.
46th + 1 min: Half time at Osterdeich. With the final action of the half, Bargfrede has a headed chance from Bittencourt’s cross, but was unable to test Leverkusen’s keeper Hradecky.