Leverkusen edge Paderborn for last 16 spot

Bayer Leverkusen qualified in the round of 16 of the DFB Pokal with a slim 1-0 at the Bayarena over Paderborn with Lucas Alario scored the only goal of the game.

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LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY – OCTOBER 29: head coach Peter Bosz of Leverkusen looks on prior to the DFB Cup second round match between Bayer Leverkusen and SC Paderborn 07 at BayArena on October 29, 2019 in Leverkusen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

“Paderborn has been playing with a lot of energy, they put a lot of pressure on us and made it difficult for us to finish, we made it very difficult for ourselves because we had enough chances to make it earlier.” Peter Bosz told the media.

“We would have had to score a second goal, which kept us dangerous until the end, and of course we are happy that we won today because that counts in the cup.”

“We have the quality to make better use of our chances, and the last pass was not good today, so maybe we did not have enough power in the end – but we did 314 sprints today, that’s a lot.”

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