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Impuls Arena (ATT 25,211) 26th September 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: Bastian Dankert

FC Augsburg FC Augsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen

FC Augsburg 1

T Werner (51)

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Leverkusen 3

S Kiessling (7)
P Wollscheid (39)
A Schurrle (44)

Leverkusen brush aside Augsburg

Last Updated: 26/09/12 10:16pm

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Andre Schurrle added Leverkusen's third

Andre Schurrle added Leverkusen's third

Bayer Leverkusen scored three first-half goals as they brushed basement boys Augsburg aside in the Bundesliga on Wednesday night.

Stefan Kiessling headed the visitors in front in the seventh minute, Philipp Wollscheid made it two in the 39th minute and Andre Schurrle added a third just before half-time.

Timothy Chandler grabbed a consolation early in the second half for the beleaguered hosts, who slumped to third fourth league defeat of the season.

Leverkusen took the lead when Gonzalo Castro's shot hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced down on the line.

The ball came out to Kiessling, whose header was clawed away by goalkeeper Mohamed Amsif, but the referee deemed that the ball had crossed the line this time, despite Augsburg's protests.

Former Nurnberg midfielder Wollscheid made it two six minutes before the break when his volley deflected past a wrong-footed Amsif into the far corner.

Schurrle, who was defended by his coach Sami Hyypia before the game for not having scored yet this season, opened his account in the 44th minute.

After dribbling in from the right, he fired a low shot into the bottom corner, beyond the reach of Amsif.

Augsburg, without a win this term, responded well in the second half with Chandler scoring with an angled lob after being put through by Daniel Baier.

The home side even threatened to score a second with Aristide Bance going close, but Leverkusen tightened up at the back and closed out the game without further scares.


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German Bundesliga

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 30 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 30 61
3 Schalke 30 58
4 Bayer Leverkusen 30 51
5 Wolfsburg 30 50
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 30 49
7 Mainz 30 47
8 FC Augsburg 30 42
9 Hoffenheim 30 40
10 Hertha Berlin 30 37
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 30 35
12 Werder Bremen 30 33
13 Hannover 96 30 32
14 SC Freiburg 30 32
15 Stuttgart 30 28
16 Hamburg 30 27
17 FC Nurnberg 30 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 30 25