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Leverkusen lose ground in Bayern pursuit

Published: Sunday 9 December 2012, 19.20CET
Bayer 04 Leverkusen trail Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München by 11 points after losing 3-2 at Hannover 96, while VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach won at home against 1. FSV Mainz 05.
Leverkusen lose ground in Bayern pursuit
Hannover's Szabolcs Huszti celebrates scoring the first of two penalties against Leverkusen ©Getty Images
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Published: Sunday 9 December 2012, 19.20CET

Leverkusen lose ground in Bayern pursuit

Bayer 04 Leverkusen trail Bundesliga leaders FC Bayern München by 11 points after losing 3-2 at Hannover 96, while VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach won at home against 1. FSV Mainz 05.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen are 11 points adrift of FC Bayern München at the top of the Bundesliga after losing an exciting five-goal contest at Hannover 96.

Leverkusen's prospects seemed bright when Gonzalo Castro handed his side an early lead, but the teams could not be separated at the break after Szabolcs Huszti equalised from the spot. Mame Diouf and Stefan Kiessling then traded goals in a frantic two-minute period just before the hour-mark, and Huszti had the final word with a second penalty 21 minutes from time.

Elsewhere, it was a good weekend for Hannover and Leverkusen's fellow UEFA Europa League round of 32 participants VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach, who defeated 1. FSV Mainz 05 2-0 at Borussia-Park. After a goalless first half, Lucien Favre's charges swept into the lead with two goals in five minutes midway through the second period. Mike Hanke and Juan Arango were the men to do the damage, meaning Gladbach are now unbeaten in their last four Bundesliga matches.

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Results

German Bundesliga 2012/13

Matches
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Last updated: 11/12/2013 19:37 CET

15/12/2013

LeverkusenLeverkusen17:30Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt
Venue: Leverkusen

15/12/2013

SchalkeSchalke15:30FreiburgFreiburg
Venue: Gelsenkirchen

14/12/2013

WolfsburgWolfsburg18:30StuttgartStuttgart
Venue: Wolfsburg

14/12/2013

MainzMainz15:30MönchengladbachMönchengladbach
Venue: Mainz

14/12/2013

HoffenheimHoffenheim15:30DortmundDortmund
Venue: Sinsheim

14/12/2013

AugsburgAugsburg15:30BraunschweigBraunschweig
Venue: Augsburg

14/12/2013

BayernBayern15:30HamburgHamburg
Venue: München

14/12/2013

HannoverHannover15:30NürnbergNürnberg
Venue: Hannover

13/12/2013

HerthaHertha20:30BremenBremen
Venue: Berlin

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