Sunday, 19 March 2017

Wagner strikes as Hoffenheim beat Bayer Leverkusen

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Hoffenheim extended their unbeaten run to five Bundesliga games after edging an entertaining encounter at home to Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 on Saturday afternoon.
The 30,000 fans packed into the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena were treated to a feast of relentless attacking football in the first half, with both teams pouring forward at pace at every opportunity. Leverkusen marginally had the upper hand, thanks in no small part to the tireless Karim Bellarabi on the right wing, but although there were good chances at either end the score remained goalless at the break.
The tempo inevitably dropped in the second period but both teams remained committed to going forward. The deadlock was finally broken midway through the half when Andrej Kramaric's cross from the left was met by Sandro Wagner, who bundled the ball over the line with the help of a deflection from goalkeeper Bernd Leno. Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez and Leon Bailey were brought on for Leverkusen as they visitors looked to grab a point, but Hoffenheim held on for their 11th victory of the season.

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