The draw for the defending champions, who remain top of the table with 59 points, comes just three days before their highly-anticipated Champions League second leg match against Austria’s Salzburg on Tuesday after a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
For his part, Leverkusen came out with a precious point from the stadium “Allianz Arena” where he remained in third place with 45 points, behind Borussia Dortmund (50), who will not play this week because of the covid-19 cases in Mainz, which they were supposed to face.
Leverkusen begins a crucial week, where they will also meet Atalanta at the “Europa League” next Thursday, before playing against Koln in the league next Sunday.
The game was not exciting at the start until the hosts opened the scoring by defender Sule, who met a misdirected ball from the Leverkusen defence and shot it straight into the net (18).
18 minutes after the Bavarians ‘ goal, Leverkusen got a free-kick on the right-hand side, where Demirbay converted into the goal after Muller tried to push it away, but he accidentally placed it into his team’s goal (36). It was Muller’s first own goal of his career after making 615 appearances for the Bavarian side.
Leipzig survives and remains fourth
Leipzig retained their fourth place thanks to Spanish player Angelino, who drew 1-1 against Freiburg in the last minute.
In another game, Union Berlin fell four points behind Leipzig and Freiburg, taking their fourth loss in five Bundesliga games, this time lost 1-0 to Wolfsburg, with an owngoal scored by Nigerian taiwu owunye in the twenty-fourth minute.
Hertha Berlin remained in the relegation zone after losing 4-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt, while bottom-placed Greuter Furth lost 2-1 to Bochum.
In Saturday’s final, the penultimate seventeenth-place Stuttgart dropped Borussia Monchengladbach 3-2.
With the win, Stuttgart increased their tally to 22 points as they sought to avoid relegation, while Monchengladbach, who have suffered a major drop in performance this season, remained in thirteenth place with 27 points.