Bundesliga Recap: Leverkusen vs Mainz (2-0), Wolfsburg vs Hannover (1-0)

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Leon Bailey was in a remarkable form and he scored the first goal of the game. Visitors defended strongly, but Bailey fired Leverkusen into the lead three minutes into the second half, shooting a 20-yards missile inside the far corner, assisted by Argentine Lucas Alario. This is Bailey’s eighth goal this season and we sure are hoping to see more of this amazing 20-year-old Jamaican in the games to come.

Second goal was scored in the 68thminute with a penalty by Brazilian defender Wendell, awarded for a foul by Giulio Donati on Alario. Alario had a great chance to grab a late goal with a bouncing close-range header, but goalkeeper Robin Zentner saved his net this time.

Thus, Leverkusen equalled a club record by scoring in their last 25 successive Bundesliga matches. In their last 15 league games, Leverkusen have lost only to Bayer Munich. With 34 points, they are now 16 points behind the untouchable leader Bayern Munich, who are on track for a record-extending sixth consecutive Bundesliga title. They now have the same number of points as third-placed Schalke and are one point ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt.

On the other hand, Mainz lost their 10th game this season and are getting dangerously close to the relegation zone, with only 20 points.

In the second game played last week, Yunus Malli’s second-half strike brought Wolfsburg a 1-0 victory against Hannover. Wolfsburg coach Martin Schmidt’s defensive tactics proved its worth, and Hannover struggled to create opportunities. The first real chance came when the 19-year-old Victor Osimhen tested 96-keeper Philipp Tschauner with a header.

After an even and uneventful first half, the Wolves took the unexpected lead with Malli’s brutal long-range shot, the only goal of the game.

Wolfsburg will host VfB Stuttgart next Saturday, and Hannover will not play until Sunday night when they will face Hamburger SV.

 

Current League Table:

 

1 Bayern München 50

2 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 34

3 FC Schalke 04 34

4 Eintracht Frankfurt 33

5 RB Leipzig 32

6 Borussia Dortmund 31

7 Borussia Mönchengladbach 31

8 FC Augsburg 28

9 1899 Hoffenheim 27

10 Hannover 96 27

11 Hertha BSC 26

12 SC Freiburg 24

13 VfL Wolfsburg 23

14 VfB Stuttgart 20

15 FSV Mainz 20

16 Werder Bremen 20 17

17 Hamburger SV 16

18 FC Köln 13

Upcoming games

 

FRIDAY 2ND FEBRUARY

19:30 FC Köln vs Borussia Dortmund

SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY

14:30 Mainz 05 vs Bayern Munich

14:30 FC Schalke 04 vs Werder Bremen

14:30 Hertha Berlin vs 1899 Hoffenheim

14:30 SC Freiburg vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen

14:30 VfL Wolfsburg vs VfB Stuttgart

17:30 Borussia Mönchengladbach vs RB Leipzig

SUNDAY 4TH FEBRUARY

14:30 FC Augsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt

17:00 Hamburg SV vs Hannover 96

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