Game of the Year II -
Last-gasp win in Leverkusen

2014 is coming to an end. has trawled through the archives and picked out five special matches from the last twelve months. It's up to you to make the difficult decision of selecting the Game of the Year. Voting is open from 1st to 3rd January right here on Up until then, we'll introduce a match per day.


Bayer Leverkusen 2 – 3 TSG Hoffenheim

Shots: 12 - 12
Distance covered: 118.91 km – 121.08 km
Tackle-success rate: 51% - 49%
Pass accuracy: 83% - 72%
Fouls: 15 - 18


14. Minute: Strobl plays a long, diagonal ball into the Leverkusen box. Hilbert needlessly handballs inside the area and TSG have a penalty. Sejad Salihovic vs. Bernd Leno. Chip. Cool as you like. Sali, nerves of steel. 1-0, a week after his missed spot-kick against Mainz.

39. Minute: TSG are dictating the game and Stefan Kießling tries to do what he always does. 39th minute header to draw B04 level.

40th minute: The reply. And what a goal... Firmino releases Volland with a lovely pass and strikes with his left foot into the far corner. Beautiful! Amazing! Dream goal! 2-1.

54th minute: Leverkusen fight back again. It's Rolfes this time with the equaliser. Jens Grahl saves a decent Guardado free kick but is unable to do anything about the rebound. TSG have to settle for 2-2.

89. Minute: There it is! The goal! Unbelievable! Modeste makes it 3-2. The substitute Elyounoussi has impressed since his introduction, Johnson crosses and Modeste converts from five metres. A reward for a battling performance!

Match reaction

It was a hard-fought victory. We had planned to sit deep and let them come at us. Then we were clinical with our chances. We had a score to settle after the odd nature of the first game this season. Recently, I've not always been fortunate with my shots. To finish a counterattack like that was just fantastic. (Kevin Volland)

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