Bayer Leverkusen deservedly won their first home game at the new BayArena 1-0

The hosts dominated throughout the match and were far the greater threat in front of goal. In the second half, Hoffenheim continued to struggle in attack and had Timo Hildebrand to thank on several occasions for keeping the score respectable.

Post-match interviews:

Jupp Heynckes: We played well, especially in terms of our tactics and the effort we put in. We dominated the game for several periods and stopped our opponents from getting into the match very early on. We put a lot of effort in in the first half but unfortunately we didn't convert the chances we created and should probably have gone in front earlier. The new stadium is like our very own football temple and it's important that the team feel good about it. The fans got behind the team today and that's very important."

Ralf Rangnick: "We didn't put up much of a fight today and played very poorly. I think Timo Hildebrand was the only decent player for us on the day. We never managed to put Leverkusen under any pressure and we lacked ideas in the final third. In the second half we started to knock the ball around well, but there were still too many stray passes. We've clearly got lots to work on and we are a long way from the kind of football we want to be playing. We need to identify the problems and analyse them over the next few days. What's important is that everyone realises that our game will only work if we pull together as a team. I'm happy for Timo Hildebrand as he looks in good form and I'm surprised he hasn't been considered for the national team. If we play like we did today against Schalke then we won't come away with anything, but I'm sure we'll improve by then."

Rolfes: "The team played well and we adapted well to our opponents' system. Hoffenheim didn't really create any chances and we controlled the match for long periods."

Hildebrand: "From the back it just looked as though we wanted to play pretty football and that we weren't too bothered about the win. Adler had almost nothing to do in the second half, he certainly had an easier day than me, anyway. We didn't get close enough to our opponents and you don't win games like that."

Simunic: "We didn't get close enough to our men and we offered little in attack. We need to work on that over the next few weeks and make sure we improve."

Barnetta: "We wanted to win our first game in the new stadium at all costs and try to keep a clean sheet, so all in all it was a successful day's work."

Adler: "We didn't let them into the game, so compliments to the lads. A clean sheet is always important for a goalkeeper, too. We were focused right from the off and it's nice to be able to play proper home matches once again.

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