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2016/2017 German Bundesliga
  • Hakan Calhanoglu (32')
  • Julian Brandt (56')
  • Charles Aránguiz (69')
  • Antonio-Mirko Colak (47')
  • Mario Vrancic (85')

Bayer Leverkusen hold off Darmstadt to win again

Bayer Leverkusen made it two Bundesliga wins in a row although they were made to sweat for a 3-2 victory over struggling Darmstadt.

Hakan Calhanoglu gave Leverkusen a deserved lead in the 32nd minute with a 25-yard effort leaving Michael Esser little chance in the Darmstadt goal.

The visitors levelled early in the second half with Antonio Colak volleying in Marcel Heller's cross.

Julian Brandt headed Leverkusen back in front 10 minutes into the second half before Charles Aranguiz gave Roger Schmidt's men a two-goal advantage with a powerful shot into the top corner.

Mario Vrancic made things interesting with Darmstadt's second goal five minutes from time, but Leverkusen held on to edge closer to the top six.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 34 +56 78
2 Borussia Dortmund 34 +37 76
3 RB Leipzig 34 +34 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 +17 58
5 Borussia Monchengladbach 34 +13 55
6 VfL Wolfsburg 34 +12 55
7 Eintracht Frankfurt 34 +12 54
8 Werder Bremen 34 +9 53
9 TSG Hoffenheim 34 +18 51
10 Fortuna Düsseldorf 34 -16 44
11 Hertha Berlin 34 -8 43
12 Mainz 34 -11 43
13 SC Freiburg 34 -15 36
14 Schalke 04 34 -18 33
15 FC Augsburg 34 -20 32
16 VfB Stuttgart 34 -38 28
17 Hannover 96 34 -40 21
18 Nurnberg 34 -42 19