Leipzig upset Leverkusen 3-0 in German Bundesliga

Source: Xinhua| 2018-11-12 05:10:22|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BERLIN, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Leipzig moved on the third place of the standings after beating Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 by courtesy on Yussuf Poulsen's brace at the closer of the 11th round on Sunday.

The "Bulls" secured their third consecutive win and inflicted Leverkusen the second loss in row as a brace from Poulsen and a goal from Lukas Klostermann were enough to wrap up the overall sixth win of the season.

Both sides started defensively minded into the encounter and focused on their defence. Hence goal-scoring opportunities were a rare occurrence at both ends of the pitch.

As the match progressed, Leipzig increased the pressure and pressed forward. Nevertheless, the hosts had to wait until the 27th minute before Diego Demme's pass into path allowed Poulsen to break the deadlock after shrugging off two defenders and slotting past Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky.

Ten minutes later, Bayer Leverkusen had the golden chance to restore parity but Kais Havertz was unable to beat Leipzig custodian Peter Gulacsi in a one-on-one inside the box.

After the restart, the "Werkself" took the reins but failed to pose any threat to Leipzig's well-positioned defence. The hosts defended deep and let the ball do the work but still they doubled the lead against the run of the game in the 68th minute when Lukas Klostermann tapped home Marcel Sabitzer's assist.

Leverkusen kept it bowling and came to two promising chances but Gulacsi defused Leon Bailey's free kick on target whereas Kevin Volland pulled wide in the closing period.

The hosts were still not done with the scoring and capitalized on a turnover inside Leverkusen's penalty box to triple the lead as Poulsen poked home Klostermann's square pass in the 85th minute.

With the victory, Leipzig climbed to the third place of the table, but Bayer Leverkusen remain on the 13th position.

Elsewhere, Luka Jovic's second-half brace helped Eintracht Frankfurt to bowl 3-0 over Schalke. The "Eagles" extended their unbeaten streak to nine games in all competitions and moved to the fourth position.