Bayer extend unbeaten run

Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s Friday night 2-0 victory over 1899 Hoffenheim sees Robin Dutt’s side continue their decent run of form.

Goals from Eren Derdiyok and Sidney Sam ensured 3 points for Bayer Leverkusen, extending their unbeaten run to 5 games in all competitions. Hoffenheim are now winless in their last 5 fixtures and maintain their record of having never beat Bayer.

1899 Hoffenheim goalkeeper Tom Starke spilled Andre Schürrle’s free kick in the 10th minute to tee up Eren Derdiyok to head home the opening goal of the game. The visitors showed little in the way of a response.

Bayer Leverkusen were in control of the match throughout and spurned a golden opportunity to double their lead just past the half hour mark when given a 5-on-2 situation. Sidney Sam decided to go alone and waste the opportunity.

Andre Schürrle missed a one-on-one opportunity early in the second half for the home side as their opposition failed to cause any serious threat to Bernd Leno’s goal throughout the match.

Sidney Sam confirmed the victory for the Werkself after Stefan Kießling nodded down Leno’s punt up field, with the pacey forward coolly lobbing the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper and into the net.

Bayer Leverkusen travel to Hannover 96 next weekend as they seek to continue their unbeaten streak, whilst Holger Stanislawski’s side travel to Nürnberg looking to get back to winning ways.