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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)


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

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 34 79
2 Wolfsburg 34 69
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 61
5 FC Augsburg 34 49
6 Schalke 34 48
7 Borussia Dortmund 34 46
8 Hoffenheim 34 44
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 43
10 Werder Bremen 34 43
11 Mainz 34 40
12 Cologne 34 40
13 Hannover 96 34 37
14 Stuttgart 34 36
15 Hertha Berlin 34 35
16 Hamburg 34 35
17 SC Freiburg 34 34
18 SC Paderborn 07 34 31