Leverkusen, Bremen win in German Bundesliga
Berlin, Nov 5 – Ten men Bayer Leverkusen carved out a 3-2 win over Dusseldorf while Aaron Hunt’s brace was enough for to beat Mainz 2-1 to close the 10th round of the Bundesliga.
Leverkusen showed their superiority from the start against newly promoted Dusseldorf, reports Xinhua.
It took 16 minutes for Leverkusen to open the scoring, as Sidney Sam exploited an assist by Stefan Kieling to beat Dusseldorf goalkeeper Fabian Giefer with a lob from sixteen metres.
Leverkusen controlled the proceeding on the pitch but Dusseldorf levelled the game through Nando Rafael, who headed home a corner five minutes before the break.
Only one minute later, Leverkusen responded making the score 2-1 thanks to Chelsea target Andre Schuerrle, who utilised a rebound to slot home from five metres.
Leverkusen were dealt a heavy blow when Simon Rolfes was shown a straight red card, following a reckless tackle.
Nevertheless the host stretched their lead in the 66th minute with Gonzalo Castro putting his name on the scoresheet.
Dusseldorf staged a late fightback as they reduced Leverkusen’ s lead to 3-2 in the 86th minute following a long-range effort by Adam Bodzek.
The visitors nearly levelled the score but Gerrit Wegkamp and Ken Ilsoe squandered golden scoring opportunities.
Elsewhere, Bremen defeated wasteful Mainz 2-1 to wrap up their fourth win of the season.
Bremen’s Aaron Hunt broke the deadlock with the first chance of the match. Mainz needed 64 minutes to level the score after they wasted a bunch of golden scoring opportunities. Adam Szalai headed home a cross by Radoslav Zabavnik to make it 1-1.
Finally, Aaron Hunt curled home a dead ball over the wall, to score the winner.