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Leverkusen gets a late draw against Dortmund to maintain unbeaten run

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April 21 (THEWILL) – Borussia Dortmund came agonizingly close to ending Bayer Leverkusen’s 44-match unbeaten run in all competitions. However, a header in the 98th minute secured a 1-1 draw for Xabi Alonso’s side at the Signal Iduna Park.

The newly crowned German champions, who had defeated all opponents this season, faced their toughest challenge against Borussia Dortmund, the only team who had held them to a draw earlier in the season.

The match started with little action, with Marcel Sabitzer’s attempt, saved by Lukáš Hrádecký, coming closest to a goal. Despite Dortmund’s defensive efforts, Leverkusen controlled the match and posed threats, resulting in yellow cards for Ian Maatsen and Emre Can, both now suspended for their next match against RB Leipzig.

As the second half progressed, Dortmund intensified their efforts and a late goal from Füllkrug, assisted by Sabitzer, seemed to secure the victory. Victor Boniface, who replaced Piero Hincapie in the 83rd minute, was shown a red card in the 88th minute, a decision that was overturned by VAR.

With the clock ticking down before the final whistle and deep into extra time, Leverkusen’s Josip Stanišić found the equalizer with a header from a corner. The draw keeps Leverkusen’s unbeaten run intact, posing a significant challenge for future opponents.