The first half was very evenly fought as both sides defended well and could not break the other down. Leverkusen's only shot on goal in the half came from Diaby after he was played through by Hudson-Odoi. The winger tried to shoot across the goal but Mignolet pulled off a great diving save. Brugge also had one shot on target after Sowah tackled Palacios in his own half and fired a low effort at goal. Hradecky got down well to save the effort and keep the game level going into the break. Both teams then hit the crossbar in the second half, the closest they each came to scoring. Buchanan smashed the woodwork in the 47th minute after a cross from Sobol while Schick’s header was tipped onto the bar by Mignolet from a corner. Neither team managed to score with the game ending 0-0.