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Leverkusen lose ground in Bayern pursuit

Published: Sunday 9 December 2012, 19.20CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen trail Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München by 11 points after losing 3-2 at Hannover 96, while VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach won at home against 1. FSV Mainz 05.
Leverkusen lose ground in Bayern pursuit
Hannover's Szabolcs Huszti celebrates scoring the first of two penalties against Leverkusen ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 9 December 2012, 19.20CET

Leverkusen lose ground in Bayern pursuit

Bayer 04 Leverkusen trail Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München by 11 points after losing 3-2 at Hannover 96, while VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach won at home against 1. FSV Mainz 05.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen are 11 points adrift of FC Bayern München at the top of the Bundesliga after losing an exciting five-goal contest at Hannover 96.

Leverkusen's prospects seemed bright when Gonzalo Castro handed his side an early lead, but the teams could not be separated at the break after Szabolcs Huszti equalised from the spot. Mame Diouf and Stefan Kiessling then traded goals in a frantic two-minute period just before the hour-mark, and Huszti had the final word with a second penalty 21 minutes from time.

Elsewhere, it was a good weekend for Hannover and Leverkusen's fellow UEFA Europa League round of 32 participants VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach, who defeated 1. FSV Mainz 05 2-0 at Borussia-Park. After a goalless first half, Lucien Favre's charges swept into the lead with two goals in five minutes midway through the second period. Mike Hanke and Juan Arango were the men to do the damage, meaning Gladbach are now unbeaten in their last four Bundesliga matches.

Last updated: 10/12/12 0.10CET

Results

German Bundesliga 2012/13

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 13/12/2012 15:49 CET

09/12/2012

HannoverHannover3-2LeverkusenLeverkusen

Huszti 20 (P), 69 (P), Diouf 57

Castro 2, Kiessling 58

Venue: Hannover

09/12/2012

MönchengladbachMönchengladbach2-0MainzMainz

Hanke 58, Arango 63

Venue: Monchengladbach

08/12/2012

EintrachtEintracht4-1BremenBremen

Meier 47, Schwegler 62, Aigner 63, Inui 90

Petersen 54

Venue: Frankfurt am Main

08/12/2012

DortmundDortmund2-3WolfsburgWolfsburg

Reus 6, Błaszczykowski 61 (P)

Diego 36 (P), Naldo 41, Dost 73

Venue: Dortmund

08/12/2012

NürnbergNürnberg2-0DüsseldorfDüsseldorf

Polter 27, Feulner 90+1

Venue: Nürnberg

08/12/2012

AugsburgAugsburg0-2BayernBayern

T. Müller 39 (P), Gomez 63

Venue: Augsburg

08/12/2012

FreiburgFreiburg1-0FürthFürth

Caligiuri 15

Venue: Freiburg

08/12/2012

StuttgartStuttgart3-1SchalkeSchalke

Ibišević 2, 38 (P), 61

Marica 12

Venue: Stuttgart

07/12/2012

HamburgHamburg2-0HoffenheimHoffenheim

Rudņevs 28, 74

Venue: Hamburg

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