Game Report: Bundesliga, Fixture 29, Bayer Leverkusen vs FC St.Pauli 2:1

Bayer Leverkusen cut Borussia Dortmund’s lead at the top of the Bundesliga to just five points on Sunday as they came from behind to seal a 2-1 win at home against relegation-threatened St Pauli.

After Dortmund were held to a 1-1 draw at Hamburg on Saturday, second-placed Leverkusen chipped away at Borussia’s lead and fought back as Germany striker Stefan Kiessling equalised before Lars Bender scored the winner.

The hosts had to dig deep after St Pauli’s Charles Takyi gave the guests a shock lead just after the break.

“It is difficult to play against a team who have such a high morale and passion,” Leverkusen manager Jupp Heynckes said.

“We put on a few substitutes in the second-half, which turned the game.

“St Pauli gave a good account of themselves, it would be a shame if they got relegated.”

With five games now remaining before the season finishes on May 14, Leverkusen have a crunch clash next Saturday at defending champions Bayern Munich.

Source: AFP

Line-up: Leverkusen (top) vs St.Pauli (bottom)

Substitutions Leverkusen
46 min. Castro for Balitsch
60 min. Derdiyok for Kadlec
68 min. L. Bender for Barnetta

Substitutions St.Pauli
72 min. Daube for Bruns
79 min. Sukuta-Pasu for Boll
84 min. Ebbers for Takyi

Yellow Cards: Schwaab (Leverkusen); Asamoah,Takyi and M. Lehmann(all St.Pauli)

0:1 Takyi (58 min.)
1:1 Kießling (66 min.)
2:1 L. Bender (77 min.)

Statistics Leverkusen vs St.Pauli
Posession: 71 % vs 29 %
Shots: 19 vs 16
Fouls: 16 vs 25
Corners: 4 vs 1
Offsides: 1 vs 3

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One response to “Game Report: Bundesliga, Fixture 29, Bayer Leverkusen vs FC St.Pauli 2:1

  1. Tai_Leverkusen

    It was a great victory, a game that seemed to be complicated as the minutes passed, and more with the goal of St. Pauli, was a mission accomplished for us to continue thinking about Champions League and the next game against a well beaten Bayern Munich and will be without Robben, without Badstuber and without Van Gaal. Nevertheless, Bayern was always difficult for us to beat and we must be prepared…
    Go Bayer!!!

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