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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 31 76
2 Wolfsburg 31 62
3 Borussia Monchengladbach 31 60
4 Bayer Leverkusen 31 58
5 Schalke 31 45
6 FC Augsburg 31 43
7 Werder Bremen 31 42
8 Hoffenheim 31 41
9 Borussia Dortmund 31 40
10 Mainz 31 37
11 Cologne 31 36
12 Eintracht Frankfurt 31 36
13 Hertha Berlin 31 34
14 Hamburg 31 31
15 SC Paderborn 07 31 31
16 SC Freiburg 31 30
17 Hannover 96 31 30
18 Stuttgart 31 27