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BayArena (ATT 30,210) 10th May 2014 - Kick off 14:30 Ref: K Kircher

Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen vs Werder Bremen W Bremen

Leverkusen 2

O Toprak (33)
H Son (53)

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W Bremen 1

T Gebre Selassie (21)

Bayer Leverkusen finish in fourth

Last Updated: 10/05/14 5:27pm

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Philipp Bargfrede shows a bit of pain

Philipp Bargfrede shows a bit of pain

Bayer Leverkusen sealed Champions League qualification on the final day of the Bundesliga season, but had to come from behind against Werder Bremen to do so.

Goals from Omer Toprak and Son Heung-min sealed a 2-1 success which ensured Leverkusen held off the challenge of Wolfsburg to claim fourth place and entry into the play-offs for Europe's top competition.

Their caretaker coach Sascha Lewandowski signed off with a record of four wins and a draw.

It could have been different, with Theodor Gebre Selassie's early goal putting Bremen ahead, but Leverkusen's fightback meant the visitors had to settle for a 12th-place finish.

Leverkusen looked to be in control of proceedings until Aaron Hunt slipped the ball through to Gebre Selassie, who at full stretch was still able to guide his shot into the top left-hand corner.

With Wolfsburg winning against Borussia Monchengladbach, there were more than a few concerned faces in the stands of the BayArena, but their team responded well.

Bremen failed to clear their lines from a corner and Son lifted the ball back into the danger area for Toprak to head past Raphael Wolf for his first goal of the season.

Leverkusen completed their comeback in the 53rd minute with Son's 10th goal of the season.

Simon Rolfes' shot was deflected back for Eren Derdiyok, whose header struck the crossbar, but the South Korean made no mistake on the rebound to sweep Leverkusen in front and back above Wolfsburg in the standings.

It proved to be enough to win the game, but not without a long nail-biting period before the final whistle was blown.

All Bremen could muster, though, was a Nils Petersen header which failed to threaten Bernd Leno and Leverkusen held on.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 26 64
2 Wolfsburg 26 54
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 26 47
4 Bayer Leverkusen 26 45
5 Schalke 26 39
6 FC Augsburg 26 38
7 Hoffenheim 26 37
8 Eintracht Frankfurt 26 34
9 Werder Bremen 26 34
10 Borussia Dortmund 26 33
11 Mainz 26 30
12 Cologne 26 30
13 Hertha Berlin 26 29
14 Hannover 96 26 27
15 SC Freiburg 26 25
16 Hamburg 26 25
17 SC Paderborn 07 26 24
18 Stuttgart 26 23