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Volkswagen Arena (ATT 24,825) 11th November 2012 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: Bastian Dankert

Wolfsburg Wolfsburg vs Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen

Wolfsburg 3

Diego (4, 16)
B Dost (33)

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Leverkusen 1

S Kiessling (90+1)

Wolfsburg end Leverkusen streak

Last Updated: 11/11/12 9:09pm

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Diego leads the celebrations for Wolfsburg

Diego leads the celebrations for Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg picked up their first home win of the Bundesliga season and brought Bayer Leverkusen's 11-game unbeaten streak to an end with victory at the VW-Arena.

Diego set Lorenz-Gunther Kostner's side on the way to victory with two goals in the first 16 minutes before Bas Dost settled matters before half-time.

A tired-looking Leverkusen improved to hold their own in the second half, grabbing a late consolation through Stefan Kiessling, but they lost for the first time in nearly two months and missed the chance to go third in the table.

The Wolves had won at the VW-Arena once this season, but that was in the DFB-Pokal, Kostner's second game in charge.

They just needed to follow that up in the league, and Brazilian midfielder Diego inspired them to victory.

He put the home side in front after just four minutes with a trademark direct free-kick from nearly 25 yards, curled over the wall and into the corner.

He added a second 12 minutes later, scoring from much closer range this time after being given the ball by Dost.

Another Diego free-kick almost led to a third goal for Wolfsburg in the 29th minute, but Naldo's header was cleared off the line by Philipp Wollscheid with Michael Rensing beaten.

Just four minutes passed before the Wolves did register a third goal.

Diego got the move going, sending Marcel Schafer down the left, the latter sending a ball across the box for Dost to score his third goal under Kostner, and his fourth in the league this season.

Bayer were transformed in the second half, probably after a dressing down at the interval, and they did not give Wolfsburg much chance to test their defensive frailties, looking instead to find some at the other end.

Wolfsburg were happy to defend their lead and never looked in any danger of conceding until stoppage time, when Kiessling raced into the area and beat Diego Benaglio from a tight angle when the home team's defence was already heading for the dressing room.


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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 31 81
2 Borussia Dortmund 31 64
3 Schalke 30 58
4 Wolfsburg 31 53
5 Bayer Leverkusen 30 51
6 Borussia Monchengladbach 31 49
7 Mainz 31 47
8 FC Augsburg 31 43
9 Hoffenheim 31 40
10 Hertha Berlin 31 38
11 Werder Bremen 31 36
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 35
13 SC Freiburg 31 35
14 Hannover 96 31 35
15 Stuttgart 30 28
16 Hamburg 31 27
17 FC Nurnberg 30 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 31 25