April 20, 2021

Leverkusen blow chance to go top in Bundesliga

BERLIN: Goncalo Paciencia scored twice in the primary half as Eintracht Frankfurt beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 on Friday to deny the guests the opportunity to move top of the Bundesliga.

The Portuguese forward terminated Frankfurt ahead inside five minutes as he hooked on to a Danny Da Costa pass and held off two safeguards to stroke the ball under Lukas Hradecky.

Paciencia won a punishment on the quarter-hour when his shot was obstructed by the hands of a sliding Aleksandar Dragovic, moving home the spot-kick to twofold the lead for the hosts.

Eintracht goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow, assigning for the harmed Kevin Trapp, kept Leverkusen under control with a series of prevents from Karim Bellarabi, Lucas Alario and Kai Havertz.

Leverkusen were granted a punishment halfway during that time half for an evident handball by Djibril Sow yet the choice was accurately toppled following a VAR audit.

Dutch striker Bas Dost wrapped up the triumph for Frankfurt a short ways from time as he got over Dragovic to net his third alliance objective of the period.

Eintracht moved level with Leverkusen as a feature of a group of six groups on 14, two afloat of pioneers Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Marco Rose’s Gladbach go to Borussia Dortmund while second-set Wolfsburg travel to RB Leipzig.

Guarding champions Bayern Munich will endeavor to ricochet once more from a 2-1 misfortune at home to Hoffenheim when they visit Bavarian neighbors Augsburg.

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