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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

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 22 55
2 Wolfsburg 22 47
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 22 37
4 Schalke 22 35
5 FC Augsburg 22 35
6 Bayer Leverkusen 22 33
7 Hoffenheim 22 30
8 Werder Bremen 22 30
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 22 28
10 Hannover 96 22 26
11 Mainz 22 25
12 Borussia Dortmund 22 25
13 Cologne 22 25
14 Hamburg 22 24
15 SC Paderborn 07 22 23
16 SC Freiburg 22 22
17 Hertha Berlin 22 21
18 Stuttgart 22 18