Bayer Leverkusen smothers Paderborn on Jamilu Collins’ Bundesliga debut


Jamilu Collins played the entire duration of the his Bundesliga debut with Paderborn in the 3-2 defeat away to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday.

Collins was a substitute in Paderborn’s DFB Pokal win last weekend, coming on off the bench in extra-time and scoring in the shoot-out.


The defender was thrown straight into the fray on Saturday at the BayArena as Paderborn played their first top flight game in four years.


But it didn’t go according to plan for them, falling behind early from a Leon Bailey goal inside the opening ten minutes.


That lead didn’t last for long as the newly promoted side leveled up five minutes later.


The host retook the lead through Kal Havertz (19′), but Paderborn responded in the 25th minute, to go into the half on level terms.


Leverkusen’s winner came in the 69th minute with a well worked ball for Kevin Volland to tap in.



Paderborn will try again in seven days when they host Freiburg at the Benteler-Arena.


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