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Leverkusen lose unbeaten record

Published: Sunday 7 March 2010, 19.30CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen passed up the opportunity to replace FC Bayern München as Bundesliga leaders after a 3-2 defeat at 1. FC Nürnberg that ended their unbeaten league record for the season.
Leverkusen lose unbeaten record
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting takes the plaudits against Leverkusen ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 7 March 2010, 19.30CET

Leverkusen lose unbeaten record

Bayer 04 Leverkusen passed up the opportunity to replace FC Bayern München as Bundesliga leaders after a 3-2 defeat at 1. FC Nürnberg that ended their unbeaten league record for the season.

FC Bayern München remain top of the Bundesliga after previously unbeaten Bayer 04 Leverkusen slumped to a 3-2 loss at struggling 1. FC Nürnberg.

Bayern, who were thwarted by former employee Lukas Podolski in Saturday's 1-1 draw at 1. FC Köln, would have slipped into second on goal difference had Leverkusen emerged victorious. Jupp Heynckes' charges were unable to seize their chance in Bavaria, however, and suffered their first league defeat since 23 May last year.

In fact, they found themselves 3-0 down to second-bottom Nürnberg within 55 minutes, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting striking twice just before half-time and Mickaël Tavares adding a second ten minutes after the interval.

Leverkusen did their utmost to mount an improbable comeback but ultimately fell short despite both Stefan Kiessling (66) and Patrick Helmes (73) reducing their arrears. Having set a new Bundesliga record for 24 matches without defeat this season, they now find themselves third, one point behind FC Schalke 04 and three adrift of Bayern. 1. FSV Mainz 05 moved above TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and into ninth with a 1-0 victory over their hosts in the day's other game.

Last updated: 08/03/10 0.02CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2009/10

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 03/07/2011 05:16 CET

06/03/2011

HamburgHamburg2-4MainzMainz

Jansen 17, Petrić 59

Risse 61, Schürrle 56, 82, Heller 88

Venue: Hamburg

06/03/2011

FreiburgFreiburg1-3BremenBremen

Cissé 49 (p)

Wagner 12, Pizarro 76, Marin 90+2

Venue: Freiburg

05/03/2011

LeverkusenLeverkusen3-0WolfsburgWolfsburg

Bender 21, Renato Augusto 29, Kiessling 45+1

Venue: Leverkusen

05/03/2011

EintrachtEintracht0-0KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

05/03/2011

HannoverHannover3-1BayernBayern

Abdellaoue 16, Rausch 51, Pinto 62

Robben 55

Venue: Hannover

05/03/2011

NürnbergNürnberg5-0St PauliSt Pauli

Wollscheid 3, Eigler 14, 17, 86, 87

Venue: Nürnberg

05/03/2011

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach2-0HoffenheimHoffenheim

Daems 65 (p), De Camargo 70

Venue: Monchengladbach

05/03/2011

StuttgartStuttgart1-0SchalkeSchalke

Kuzmanović 15 (p)

Venue: Stuttgart

04/03/2011

DortmundDortmund1-0KölnKöln

Lewandowski 44

Venue: Dortmund

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