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Werder Bremen hit for six by a rampant Bayer Leverkusen

Updated: Mar 29, 2020

By Ben Higlett and Dan Reuben

  • The stand-out result from match-day nine of the Bundesliga season came in Sunday’s late kick-off at the Weser-Stadion, as Werder Bremen were hit for six by a rampant Bayer Leverkusen.

  • Bayern Munich recorded back-to-back wins with a 2-1 triumph in a cagey affair at Mainz, easing the pressure on Niko Kovač and reducing Dortmund’s lead at the top to two points.

  • Dortmund remain unbeaten despite a last-minute Hertha Berlin equaliser checking their progress in a 2-2 home draw, in which England youngster Jadon Sancho bagged a brace

  • There were away wins too for Augsburg at struggling Hannover, and Wolfsburg, whose 3-0 victory inflicted Fortuna Düsseldorf’s fifth straight league defeat. Elsewhere Hoffenheim put four past Stuttgart, Freiburg ran out 3-1 winners over Mönchengladbach, while Nürnberg and Frankfurt shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw, as did Leipzig and Schalke, which ended 0-0.

  • Hamburg parted with head coach Christian Titz in a surprising move following a string of poor results in the 2nd division. His replacement Hannes Wolf, recorded a victory in his first match in charge, as HSV beat FC Magdeburg 1-0.

  • Meanwhile, it was a great week for German clubs in Europe, with Dortmund smashing four past Atletico and Bayern winning 2-0 away at AEK Athens to stay level on points with Ajax. Hoffenheim and Schalke won hard-earned points against Lyon and Galatasaray respectively, leaving them both in a strong position at the halfway point in the group stages. In the Europa League, Eintracht Frankfurt continued their great run with a 2-0 win at home to Apollon Limassol whilst RB Leipzig overcame Celtic 2-0.

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