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Gladbach - Leverkusen

Germany: Bundesliga
Gladbach M. Thuram (52)
Stadion im BORUSSIA-PARKFull time1-3
Leverkusen K. Havertz (7), K. Havertz (Pen. 58), S. Bender (81)
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Havertz bags another brace as Leverkusen sink Gladbach

By Rune Gjerulff

Kai Havertz continued his excellent form with two goals in Bayer Leverkusen's 3-1 win over Gladbach.

Kai Havertz.
Kai Havertz.Photo: Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Kai Havertz scored a brace for the second game in a row as Bayer Leverkusen won 3-1 away at Borussia Mönchengladbach.


With no spectators allowed at Borussia-Park due to the league's strict hygiene guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic, the game was played in front of 13,000 cardboard cutouts of fans, who each paid €19 to be installed in the stands as part of a campaign that will see all proceeds go to local charities.

Havertz gave the visitors an early lead after seven minutes, sending the ball past Yann Sommer in the Gladbach net after he was played in behind by Karim Bellarabi.

The German international nearly doubled the lead shortly before the break, when he smashed a shot onto the post before a follow-up from Kerem Demirbay was blocked on the line by Nico Elvedi.

After having struggled to create clear-cut chances before the break, Gladbach equalised out of nothing in the beginning of the second half, when Marcus Thuram scored with a brilliant finish into the bottom left corner after he was set up well by Alassane Plea.

Leverkusen reclaimed the lead after 58 minutes, when Havertz scored from the penalty spot after Matthias Ginter brought down Karim Bellarabi in the box, before Sven Bender powered a header into the back of the net to make it 3-1 with 81 minutes on the clock.

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 2-0 at Volkswagen Arena, Paderborn and Hoffenheim drew 1-1 while struggling Werder Bremen earned a vital 1-0 win over Freiburg, who had a goal disallowed shortly before the final whistle.


Gladbach
(4-2-3-1)
1Y. Sommer (C)
18S. Lainer
28M. Ginter
30N. Elvedi
25R. Bensebaini
5T. Strobl ↪76
32F. Neuhaus
23J. Hofmann
36B. Embolo ↪12
10M. Thuram ↪78
14A. Pléa
Bench
21T. Sippel
7P. Herrmann
11Raffael
16I. Traoré
17O. Wendt ↩78
24T. Jantschke
6C. Kramer
13L. Stindl ↩12
22L. Bénes ↩76
Leverkusen
(3-4-3)
1L. Hradecky
12E. Tapsoba
5S. Bender
6A. Dragović ↪81
23M. Weiser
20C. Aránguiz
10K. Demirbay
22D. Sinkgraven
38K. Bellarabi ↪66
29K. Havertz (C)
19M. Diaby
Bench
28R. Özcan
36N. Lomb
7Paulinho
9L. Bailey ↩66
13L. Alario
18Wendell
11N. Amiri
15J. Baumgartlinger ↩81
27F. Wirtz

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