Bayer 04 Leverkusen are the new leaders of the Bundesliga. The Werkself eventually triumphed in a heated match against nine Hoffenheimers and now greet them from above.
Bayer Leverkusen stormed to the top of the Bundesliga table with a 4-1 (2-0) win over TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The star Leon Bailey quickly put the Rhinelander ahead with his goals in the 4th and 27th minute on Sunday. After the connection of Christoph Baumgartner (49.), 17-year-old Florian Wirtz took the decision with his goal in the 55th minute, Lucas Alario scored the final score in the first minute of injury time with a penalty. Hoffenheim closed the game with nine players after a yellow-red card for Florian Grillitsch (64th) and Stefan Posch (79th).
The unbeaten Leverkusen now leads the table 25 points ahead of the FC Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig teams (24 each). For the goal against Bayern in their own stadium on Saturday, the Bayer team must defend their lead over 1. FC Köln in the English week in the Rhine derby.