Schurrle's late show seals Bayer draw

BY foxsports • October 15, 2011

Andre Schurrle's late goal secured 10-man Bayer Leverkusen a hard-earned 2-2 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach to leave the hosts five points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

Stefan Reinartz gave Leverkusen the lead after 20 minutes before Marco Reus equalised in the 65th minute. Leverkusen went a man down after 68 minutes as Gonzalo Castro was shown the red card.

Patrick Herrmann pushed Gladbach ahead 2-1 after 72 minutes, but Schurrle equalised in the 87th minute.

Gladbach improved to 17 points while Leverkusen - who have lost just once against Gladbach in the last 29 matches - moved to 14 points.

The visitors took the lead in the 21st minute with Michael Ballack heading on to the far left post where Reinartz had space to strike the ball past Marc Andre ter Stegen.

Gladbach had their chances as well with Mike Hanke hitting the crossbar in the 37th minute and then Reus shot just wide of the right-hand post two minutes later.

Bernd Leno made an outstanding save in the 42nd minute to deny Reus and then Hanke shot wide in a one-on-one situation after 57 minutes.

Gladbach finally equalised in the 65th minute as Juan Arango sent a long ball over the Leverkusen defence and picked out the run of Reus, who rounded Leno and chipped in.

Leverkusen went a man down three minutes later when Castro was red-carded for insulting the linesman. Gladbach used the man advantage and took the lead after 72 minutes with Arango sending a long looping ball to Herrmann, who had a one-on-one situation with Leno and looped his shot over the keeper for the 2-1 lead.

Leverkusen equalised with three minutes to play as Schurrle turned from the left side towards the middle and struck into the top right corner.
 


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