Leverkusen crush Bremen 6-2 in German Bundesliga

Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-29 08:56:15|Editor: mmm
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Leverkusen's Kai Havertz celebrates scoring during the German Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Bremen, Germany, Oct. 28, 2018. Leverkusen won 6-2. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

BERLIN, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Bayer Leverkusen returned to winning ways after crushing Werder Bremen 6-2 at the closer of the 9th round in the Bundesliga on Sunday.

Bremen's winning streak came to an end, as Leverkusen showed no mercy on the way to the 6-2 victory.

The Werkself grabbed a perfect start on the road as Kevin Volland broke the deadlock with eight minutes played after poking home Karim Bellarabi's square pass to the far post.

Bremen responded and assumed control, yet neither Ludwig Augustinsson nor Max Kruse were able to convert their promising opportunities into a tangible reward before the break.

Leverkusen presented their clinical chance conversion before the break as they doubled the lead in the 38th minute when Julian Brandt tapped home a rebound from close range.

The visitors gained momentum and tripled the lead within the first half as Karim Bellarabi chipped the ball over onrushing Bremen goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka in the 45th minute.

After the restart, Werder Bremen rallied back and reduced the arrears through veteran Claudio Pizarro, who made the most out of Davy Klaassen with an hour into the game.

The "Green-Whites" gained confidence and made it 3-2 only two minutes later as Yuya Osako poked home a flicked on pass from very close range.

Just when Bremen thought they are about to turn the tides, Leverkusen extended their lead out of the blue as Kai Havertz lobbed the ball over Pavlenka to make it 4-2 in the 67th minute.

Bremen were shocked, but Leverkusen kept it going to sink the hosts with another two goals as Aleksandar Dragovic and Haverts rounded off the 6-2 goal festival.

With the result, Werder Bremen slip to the 4th position whereas Bayer Leverkusen jumped on the 12th place of the standings.

Elsewhere, Sebastien Haller's late equalizer helped Eintracht Frankfurt to share the spoils with newly promoted Nuremberg, and Leipzig played out a goalless draw with struggling Schalke.

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