Bailey strike earns Leverkusen a point at Schalke

Substitute Leon Bailey denied Schalke all three points at the Veltins-Arena as Bayer Leverkusen forced a 1-1 Bundesliga draw.

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Leon Bailey, right, is congratulated after scoring at Schalke Source: Getty Images

Bailey's second-half effort - a response to Leon Goretzka's stunning free-kick opener - snapped Bayer's run of three straight away defeats but Schalke perhaps deserved to win the encounter.

After a slow start, Schalke took the initiative with left-back Bastian Oczipka fizzing a shot just wide.

Encouraged, the Royal Blues poured forward and in the 34th minute won a free-kick, which Goretzka dispatched into the top corner with perfect aim.

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A double substitution at the break paid dividends for Bayer on the hour mark as Jamaican winger Bailey found the back of the net with a deflected effort.

Lucas Alario - a northern summer signing from River Plate - then put the ball over the line to apparently give Bayer the lead, but much to Schalke's relief he was offside.


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Published 30 September 2017 at 7:38am
Source: PA Sport