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BayArena (ATT 28,794) 23rd March 2014 - Kick off 16:30 Ref: D Drees

Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen vs Hoffenheim Hoffenheim

Leverkusen 2

S Kiessling (39)
S Rolfes (54)


Hoffenheim 3

S Salihovic (pen 14)
K Volland (40)
A Modeste (89)

Leverkusen drop more points

Last Updated: 23/03/14 6:44pm

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Kevin Volland and Emir Spahic battle for the ball

Kevin Volland and Emir Spahic battle for the ball

Bayer Leverkusen's winless streak was extended to nine matches as Hoffenheim gained revenge for a ghost goal in the reverse fixture with a 3-2 Bundesliga win at the BayArena.

A Sejad Salihovic penalty gave the guests the lead early on, but Stefan Kiessling pulled Leverkusen level.

Kevin Volland immediately restored Hoffenheim's lead, which they took into the break before being pegged back once again by Simon Rolfes.

Anthony Modeste then grabbed a last-gasp winner for Markus Gisdol's side, earning them one of their sweetest wins of the season, particularly in view of what happened in Sinsheim earlier this season.

Back then, a Kiessling header which entered the goal through a hole in the side netting helped Leverkusen to a 2-1 win.

That was clearly still on the Hoffenheim players' minds as they pushed Leverkusen back, taking the lead in the 14th minute from the penalty spot after Roberto Hilbert handled the ball inside the area.

Hoffenheim appeared to be in full control of the game, earning the first jeers from the impatient home fans, but those turned to cheers in the 39th minute when, against the run of play, Kiessling headed Emir Spahic's cross home.

The joy was short lived, though, with Volland sent through by Roberto Firmino and he skipped past Andres Guardado before striking into the far corner.

Leverkusen levelled again in the 54th minute with Rolfes picked out by Lars Bender's backheel after Jens Grahl could only parry Guardado's free-kick.

The hosts almost took the lead within a minute when Omer Toprak's header was tipped over the bar by Grahl with the game opening up.

Either side could have won it, but it was Hoffenheim who took the spoils, and a dose of revenge, only seconds after Eren Derdiyok had wasted Leverkusen's best chance.

Fabian Johnson's cross was an invitation that Modeste was not going to turn down as he sealed the points in dramatic circumstances.

Leverkusen are now six points behind the top three and only two ahead of fifth-placed Borussia Monchengladbach.

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German Bundesliga

German Bundesliga
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 18 45
2 Wolfsburg 18 37
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 18 30
4 Schalke 18 30
5 Bayer Leverkusen 18 29
6 FC Augsburg 17 27
7 Hoffenheim 17 26
8 Hannover 96 18 24
9 Eintracht Frankfurt 18 23
10 Cologne 18 22
11 Mainz 18 21
12 SC Paderborn 07 18 19
13 SC Freiburg 18 18
14 Hertha Berlin 17 18
15 Hamburg 18 17
16 Werder Bremen 17 17
17 Stuttgart 18 17
18 Borussia Dortmund 18 16