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Leverkusen - Hoffenheim

Germany: Bundesliga
Leverkusen L. Bailey (4), L. Bailey (27), F. Wirtz (55), L. Alario (Pen. 90)
BayArenaFull time4-1
Hoffenheim C. Baumgartner (50), F. Grillitsch (64), S. Posch (79)
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Leverkusen go top with 4-1 victory over nine-man Hoffenheim

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayer Leverkusen moved top of the Bundesliga table with a 4-1 win over Hoffenheim.

Leon Bailey.
Leon Bailey.Photo: Дмитрий Пукалик/Soccer.ru/CC-by-SA 3.0

Leon Bailey bagged a brace as Bayer Leverkusen beat nine-man Hoffenheim to go top of the Bundesliga table.


The Jamaican international gave 'Die Werkself' a brilliant start to the game with a fantastic long-range effort after four minutes, and he doubled the lead midway through the first half.

Christoph Baumgartner pulled one back for the guests in the beginning of the second half before Florian Wirtz made it 3-1 with 55 minutes on the clock.

Hoffenheim then had both Florian Grillitsch and Stefan Posch sent off before second-half substitute Lucas Alario cemented the win from the penalty spot in injury time.

The win means Leverkusen climb to the top spot, on point clear of Bayern München and RB Leipzig.


Leverkusen
(4-3-3)
1L. Hradecky
8L. Bender (C) ↪75
4J. Tah
12E. Tapsoba
22D. Sinkgraven ↪65
27F. Wirtz
15J. Baumgartlinger ↪83
11N. Amiri
9L. Bailey ↪75
14P. Schick ↪66
19M. Diaby
Bench
36N. Lomb
13L. Alario ↩66
37E. Gedikli
38K. Bellarabi ↩75
6A. Dragović ↩83
16T. Jedvaj
18Wendell ↩65
23M. Weiser ↩75
39C. Türkmen
Hoffenheim
(4-1-3-2)
1O. Baumann (C)
38S. Posch
22K. Vogt
6H. Nordtveit
17R. Sessegnon
16S. Rudy ↪46
9I. Bebou ↪58
18D. Samassekou ↪86
14C. Baumgartner ↪76
27A. Kramarić ↪76
11F. Grillitsch
Bench
12P. Pentke
10M. Dabour
19I. Belfodil ↩58
29R. Skov ↩46
15K. Nuhu
25K. Akpoguma ↩76
32M. Bogarde ↩86
20M. Gaćinović ↩76
30M. John

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