Wirtz was out of balance in the 24th minute at a dribbling shortly before the Cologne penalty area in a duel with Luca Kilian and had twisted the left knee. The offensive player stayed immediately, his hands were facing his face and had to be brought by the field after prolonged treatment break. For him coach Gerardo Seoane Amine Adli changed.

It was already the second injury-related change, which Bayer 04 had to do in Derby. Already in the 9th minute, right-back Jeremie Frimpong had injured himself in a foul of Cologne Florian Kainz. The Dutch continued to play on, but had to leave the square on a few minutes later, but a few minutes later.

Florian Wirtz Verletzung Grusel und Ernst | Bayer Leverkusen - FC Köln (Today)
For Leverkusen, the injuries of the two power carriers come to an extremely unfortunate time. Next Thursday, the Werkself has to catch up in the second leg of the Europa League eighth-finished final against Atalanta Bergamo a first-leg backlog.

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