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BayArena (ATT 27,149) 14th September 2013 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: M Schmidt

Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen vs Wolfsburg Wolfsburg

Leverkusen 3

S Sam (24)
S Kiessling (65, 90+2)

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Wolfsburg 1

I Olic (39)
Luiz Gustavo (S/O 85)

Bayer too strong for Wolfsburg

Last Updated: 14/09/13 5:58pm

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Sidney Sam celebrates scoring for Bayer Leverkusen

Sidney Sam celebrates scoring for Bayer Leverkusen

Two goals from Stefan Kiessling and a Sidney Sam strike lifted Bayer Leverkusen to third as Luiz Gustavo saw red for the second time in as many Wolfsburg appearances.

Ivica Olic's goal was a scant consolation for the Wolves, who slipped to 11th in the Bundesliga standings.

There were numerous chances at both ends with Gustavo hitting the woodwork before being dismissed on another disappointing day for Dieter Hecking's men.

Son Heung-min created the first moment of danger early on but his cross was too far in front of Kiessling.

It was Leverkusen's third forward Sam who struck first in the 24th minute with a shot in off the inside of the left-hand post after being put through by captain Simon Rolfes.

Wolfsburg responded with Olic going close twice before he got the goal he was looking for to mark his 34th birthday.

He took the ball on the volley from Ricardo Rodriguez's cross, leaving Bernd Leno no chance.

Leno was beaten again minutes later, but the crossbar came to his rescue and denied Gustavo from distance.

Son and Sam both missed good opportunities as Leverkusen regained the initiative in the second half, and they were rewarded midway through the second half when Kiessling got his name on the scoresheet with a header.

Gustavo saw the yellow card twice as the match threatened to boil over, but among all that, Kiessling kept his composure to score from a tight angle and seal Leverkusen's victory in stoppage time.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 31 81
2 Borussia Dortmund 31 64
3 Schalke 31 58
4 Bayer Leverkusen 31 54
5 Wolfsburg 31 53
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 31 31
16 Hamburg 31 27
17 FC Nurnberg 31 26
18 Eintracht Braunschweig 31 25