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Bayer Leverkusen Miss Chance to Reclaim Lead in Bundesliga with Loss to Eintracht Frankfurt

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Bayer Leverkusen missed the prospect to reclaim prime spot within the Bundesliga desk by slumping to a 2-1 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt.

  • Associated Press Berlin
  • Last Updated: January 02, 2021, 23:23 IST

Bayer Leverkusen missed the prospect to reclaim prime spot within the Bundesliga by slumping to a 2-1 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt because the league resumed from its winter break on Saturday. Nadiem Amiri scored one of many targets of the season together with his heel after being performed in brilliantly by the 17-year-old Florian Wirtz within the 10th minute. Frankfurt fought again to deservedly deal Leverkusen its first away defeat of the season and its second straight loss.

Leverkusen had been unbeaten earlier than it misplaced the league lead with a 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich of their final sport earlier than the seasonal break. Bayern can now transfer 5 factors away from Leverkusen with a win over lowly Mainz on Sunday, whereas Leipzig also can reap the benefits of Leverkusen’s loss in opposition to Stuttgart later Saturday.

Goals from Amin Younes within the 22nd and an own-goal from Edmond Tapsoba within the 54th had been sufficient for Frankfurt, which profited from Leverkusen’s lack of left backs. Both Wendell and Daley Sinkgraven had been out with the coronavirus.

On-loan Liverpool striker Taiwo Awoniyi scored one aim after establishing one other for Sheraldo Becker as high-flying Union Berlin moved fourth with a 2-Zero win at Werder Bremen.

Union, which was solely promoted to the Bundesliga for the primary time final yr, is focusing on survival in its second season particularly with no followers allowed at video games as a result of coronavirus however now its followers watching from afar are dreaming of European qualification.

Also Saturday, Borussia Moenchengladbach beat Arminia Bielefeld 1-Zero and Cologne misplaced 1-Zero at residence to Augsburg. Freiburg gained 3-1 at Hoffenheim.

Schalke was visiting Hertha Berlin later, hoping to finish its club-record run of 29 video games with no win within the Bundesliga. The league report is 31.

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