Using the Wyscout Playlist and Draw App, we can see the methods Tayfun Korkut’s men used to achieve this in the images below.
The passage below encapsulated so many factors as to why Leverkusen were able to exploit central attacking zones with their movement and ability to augment their opponents’ defensive structure.
Here, you can see Die Werkself’s two forwards playing a key role in manufacturing vacant spaces.
Firstly, Javier Hernandez has dropped deep, which drags his opponent with him, and Stefan Kiessling has drawn his marker, John Brooks, slightly wider and away from the 10 spaces.
Then, the wingers, Julian Brandt and Kai Havertz, have drifted infield to overload this area of the pitch.
And courtesy of their forwards’ clever movement and the wingers’ own intelligent runs, that were instigated on the blindside of their defender, Bayer Leverkusen were in a brilliant position to attack Hertha.