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BayArena Staduim (ATT 24,000) 29th September 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: G Winkmann

Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen vs Greuther Furth Greuther Furth

Leverkusen 2

S Sam (50, 62)


Greuther Furth 0

Sam on song for Leverkusen

Last Updated: 29/09/12 5:59pm

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Sidney Sam celebrates alongside 'Brian the Lion'

Sidney Sam celebrates alongside 'Brian the Lion'

Two goals from substitute Sidney Sam earned Bayer Leverkusen all three points in a 2-0 win against Greuther Furth, who slipped into the bottom two after their first away defeat of the season.

After a tight first half, Sam sprang from the bench to fire Leverkusen ahead in the 50th minute.

He then scored the second in the 62nd minute to give Leverkusen only their third win of the season and lift them up to sixth.

In the first-ever meeting between these two sides in an official fixture, Leverkusen threatened first when Gonzalo Castro sent in a curling effort in the 22nd minute, but it had a bit too much bend on it and went just wide of the far post.

Furth's only real effort of the first half was a speculative one from Bernd Nehrig in the 41st minute when he tried to curl the ball inside the far post with the outside of his left foot.

Sam came on for Leverkusen at half-time and he made an immediate impact, putting the home side in front five minutes after the re-start.

Stefan Kiessling gained possession and fed Andre Schurrle, who in turn threaded the ball into the penalty area to Sam, who turned onto his left foot before picking his spot low in the bottom corner of Max Grun's goal.

Sam scored his and Leverkusen's second goal with Daniel Carvajal stealing possession inside the Furth penalty area and squaring the ball to his team-mate, who only had to stroke it in from 10 yards.

Furth, who had picked up four points in their previous two away games this season, could not find an answer at the BayArena as they dropped into the bottom two along with Bavarian rivals Augsburg.

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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