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Leverkusen increase pressure on Dortmund

Published: Sunday 10 April 2011, 19.50CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen closed the gap on leaders Borussia Dortmund to five points with a 2-1 win against FC St Pauli while bottom club VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach won 5-1.
Leverkusen increase pressure on Dortmund
Lars Bender rejoices after scoring Leverkusen's winner ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 10 April 2011, 19.50CET

Leverkusen increase pressure on Dortmund

Bayer 04 Leverkusen closed the gap on leaders Borussia Dortmund to five points with a 2-1 win against FC St Pauli while bottom club VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach won 5-1.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen pulled within five points of Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund as they came from behind to win 2-1 at home to lowly FC St Pauli.

Second-placed Leverkusen were eyeing a fifth straight league win to capitalise on Dortmund's 1-1 draw at Hamburger SV on Saturday. But the opportunity looked to be passing them by when Charles Takyi flicked in Florian Bruns' cross on 58 minutes.

The visitors would have moved out of the bottom three had they hung on. Their lead lasted just eight minutes, though, as Stefan Kiessling levelled from Eren Derdiyok's cut-back and the home side then completed the turnaround 13 minutes from time when Lars Bender's drive squirmed under Benedikt Pliquett.

VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach boosted their chance of avoiding relegation with an emphatic 5-1 victory at home to 1. FC Köln. Marco Reus scored two of three goals in ten first-half minutes to help move the home side within four points of safety.

Filip Daems's penalty and a fifth by Håvard Nordtveit rounded off the scoring after Milivoje Novakovič had reduced the deficit. The triumph was Mönchengladbach's second by a four-goal margin this term – the other was their 4-0 win in the reverse fixture in November.

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10/04/2011

LeverkusenLeverkusen2-1St PauliSt Pauli

Kiessling 66, Bender 77

Takyi 58

Venue: Leverkusen

10/04/2011

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach5-1KölnKöln

Arango 29, Reus 34, 39, Daems 65 (p), Nordtveit 67

Novakovič 50

Venue: Monchengladbach

09/04/2011

StuttgartStuttgart2-4KaiserslauternKaiserslautern

Kuzmanović 26 (p), Pogrebnyak 39

Hoffer 68, Lakić 17, 79, Rivić 86

Venue: Stuttgart

09/04/2011

HannoverHannover2-0MainzMainz

Konan Ya 45+1 (p), Pinto 59

Venue: Hannover

09/04/2011

FreiburgFreiburg3-2HoffenheimHoffenheim

Schuster 23, Cissé 60 (p), Butscher 78

Ibišević 34 (p), Babel 42

Venue: Freiburg

09/04/2011

NürnbergNürnberg1-1BayernBayern

Eigler 60

Müller 5

Venue: Nürnberg

09/04/2011

SchalkeSchalke1-0WolfsburgWolfsburg

Jurado 76

Venue: Gelsenkirchen

09/04/2011

HamburgHamburg1-1DortmundDortmund

Van Nistelrooy 39 (p)

Błaszczykowski 90+2

Venue: Hamburg

08/04/2011

EintrachtEintracht1-1BremenBremen

Fenin 83

Halil Altıntop 58 (o.g.)

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

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