Wolfsburg have been doing really well this season so this was Always going to be a tough match, we got off to a good start however and Kießling gave us a very early lead, Wolfsburg then started attacking with all that they had but it was us again that managed to score after a beautiful counter attack.
Right after half-time Wolfsburg got 1 goal back after Caligiuri scored after a corner kick. The rest of the match went up and down until we got a chance to put the game to bed after around 70 minutes in, Son had been fouled by Gustava in their penalty area giving us a penalty Çalhanoğlu however missed and in the dieing seconds of the game that miss proved to be a very costly one as Bendtner scored the equaliser.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen : VFB Stuttgart
After the international break a lot of my players were very tired so I had to rotate quite a bit.
Stuttgart took the lead in the 13th minute after Didavi scored a well struck free kick, for the rest of the first half we created chance after chance but we simply couldn't get through their defence.
During the second half our assault continued and it was only in the 63th minute that we managed to get the equaliser, for the rest of the match we continued to get shot after shot but none of them resulted in a goal.
We hit the woodwork 3 times during this match had 54% of posession had 35 shots and we still couldn't get the win.
Real Madrid : Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Then we played our second game against Real and to be honest I was not expecting anything from this match, Real would totally want to avenge their heavy loss to us in front of their fans and they did exactly that.
We started off well enough after Son got us the lead very early and for a second I thought that we might pull off another miracle however those dreams were shattered in the second half as Real Madrid totally dominated us and scored 5 goals in the process.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim : Bayer 04 Leverkusen
After drawing twice against Wolfsburg and Stuttgart winning this match was vital to keep track of Bayern.
Things however didn't go according to plan, we got the lead through Çalhanoğlu but Hoffenheim kept working until the very end and this resulted in them getting two goals and stealing the win as we really deserved more from this match.
So that was November, in our last post I said that November could turn out to be a season deciding month and unfortunately it does look like that, our demanding schedule combined with our injuries really undid us this month.
Lets take a look at the table:
After a very disappointing month we are now in fourth place, Bayern now have a 9 point lead on us so catching up on them is pretty unrealistic at this point, the second place is a must for me however as I want to challenge for the title next season so that will be our goal for this season.
In the Champions League we have also fallen one place after our heavy defeat against Real Madrid, still we are qualified and that is all that matters in the end.
Lets take a look at our schedule for December;
We start off the month with our toughest game yet as we face Bayern Munich at the BayArena.
Then we play CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, this match is totally unimportant however as I don't expect to see Real dropping any points against Dinamo.
And then we have 3 relatively easier games in the Bundesliga, if we still want a slight chance of catching up to Bayern these are all must win games.