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Leverkusen jump to head of chasing pack

Published: Sunday 23 January 2011, 19.30CET
Borussia Dortmund's lead at the head of the Bundesliga standings is down to 11 points after Bayer 04 Leverkusen won 3-1 at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach to move into second.
Leverkusen jump to head of chasing pack
Michal Kadlec celebrates after opening the scoring for Leverkusen ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 23 January 2011, 19.30CET

Leverkusen jump to head of chasing pack

Borussia Dortmund's lead at the head of the Bundesliga standings is down to 11 points after Bayer 04 Leverkusen won 3-1 at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach to move into second.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen now lie second in the Bundesliga after winning 3-1 at VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Long-time pacesetters Borussia Dortmund drew 1-1 with VfB Stuttgart on Saturday but were let off the hook by defeats for chasing duo Hannover 96 and 1. FSV Mainz 05. Those results gifted Leverkusen the chance to climb the standings and they duly capitalised, Michal Kadlec handing them a 37th-minute lead. Gonzalo Castro doubled their advantage just prior to half-time before adding a second 17 minutes from the end after Martin Stranzl (65) had halved the bottom-club's arrears.

Also in the relegation zone, six points off the foot of the table, are FC St Pauli following their 2-2 draw at eighth-placed TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Marvin Compper put the hosts in front (29) before Max Kruse levelled the score six minutes after the break. Gerald Asamoah (81) then looked to have given Holger Stanislawski's visitors all three points only for on-loan David Alaba to salvage a draw in the final minute.

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Last updated: 28/06/2011 14:49 CET

23/01/2011

HoffenheimHoffenheim2-2St PauliSt Pauli

Compper 29, Alaba 90

Kruse 51, Asamoah 81

Venue: Sinsheim

23/01/2011

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach1-3LeverkusenLeverkusen

Stranzl 65

M. Kadlec 37, Castro 45, 73

Venue: Monchengladbach

22/01/2011

KölnKöln3-0BremenBremen

Matuszczyk 33, Podolski 7, 84

Venue: Cologne

22/01/2011

FreiburgFreiburg1-1NürnbergNürnberg

Flum 32

Schieber 56

Venue: Freiburg

22/01/2011

BayernBayern5-1KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Robben 45+1, Gomez 46, 80, 85, Müller 90+2

Morávek 62

Venue: Munich

22/01/2011

MainzMainz0-1WolfsburgWolfsburg

Kjær 82

Venue: Mainz

22/01/2011

DortmundDortmund1-1StuttgartStuttgart

Götze 43

Pogrebnyak 84

Venue: Dortmund

22/01/2011

HannoverHannover0-1SchalkeSchalke

Raúl González 33

Venue: Hannover

21/01/2011

HamburgHamburg1-0EintrachtEintracht

Petrić 65

Venue: Hamburg

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