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Leverkusen and Bremen hit their straps

Published: Sunday 4 November 2012, 20.10CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen moved up to fourth spot in the Bundesliga with a 3-2 win against Fortuna Düsseldorf 1895, while Aaron Hunt inspired SV Werder Bremen to victory.
Leverkusen and Bremen hit their straps
Gonzalo Castro congratulates goalscorer Sidney Sam after Leverkusen's opener ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 4 November 2012, 20.10CET

Leverkusen and Bremen hit their straps

Bayer 04 Leverkusen moved up to fourth spot in the Bundesliga with a 3-2 win against Fortuna Düsseldorf 1895, while Aaron Hunt inspired SV Werder Bremen to victory.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen jumped up to fourth in the Bundesliga, nine points behind leaders FC Bayern München, after seeing off Fortuna Düsseldorf 1895 3-2, while Aaron Hunt scored twice as SV Werder Bremen defeated 1. FSV Mainz 05.

With confidence sky high after inflicting a first defeat of the season on previously perfect Bayern last weekend, Leverkusen were swift to take the lead at the BayArena as Sidney Sam chipped in the opener on 16 minutes. Nando Rafael pulled Düsseldorf level five minutes before the break, but the hosts restored their lead just 71 seconds later as André Schürrle tapped in.

Sascha Lewandowski's side were reduced to ten men when Simon Rolfes was shown red after the interval, but that did not prevent them extending their lead through Gonzalo Castro. Adam Bodzek pulled one back late on, yet the visitors could not stop Leverkusen taking the three points to extend their unbeaten run in the Bundesliga to seven games.

Meanwhile, Bremen leapt above Mainz in the table courtesy of a fine double from Hunt. The midfielder's powerful strike ten minutes in gave the hosts the lead, before Ádám Szalai’s header levelled the scores after the break. Bremen captain Hunt then had the final say when he curled a free-kick past Christian Wetklo with five minutes remaining to send his side up to seventh.

Last updated: 04/11/12 20.34CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 08/11/2012 17:10 CET

04/11/2012

BremenBremen2-1MainzMainz

Hunt 10, 85

Szalai 64

Venue: Bremen

04/11/2012

LeverkusenLeverkusen3-2DüsseldorfDüsseldorf

Sam 16, Schürrle 41, Castro 66

Rafael 40, Bodzek 86

Venue: Leverkusen

03/11/2012

HamburgHamburg0-3BayernBayern

Schweinsteiger 39, T. Müller 48, Kroos 53

Venue: Hamburg

03/11/2012

NürnbergNürnberg1-0WolfsburgWolfsburg

Gebhart 76

Venue: Nürnberg

03/11/2012

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach1-1FreiburgFreiburg

De Camargo 49

Caligiuri 77 (P)

Venue: Monchengladbach

03/11/2012

HannoverHannover2-0AugsburgAugsburg

Diouf 26, Stindl 85

Venue: Hannover

03/11/2012

HoffenheimHoffenheim3-2SchalkeSchalke

Volland 13, Barbosa de Oliveira 67 (P), Schipplock 90+1

Neustädter 37, Uchida 82

Venue: Sinsheim

03/11/2012

DortmundDortmund0-0StuttgartStuttgart

Venue: Dortmund

02/11/2012

EintrachtEintracht1-1FürthFürth

Meier 1

Stieber 53

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

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