Jan 19, 2013 at 2.30pm UK at ​BayArena
B. LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen
3-1
FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt
Boenisch (31'), Schürrle (58'), Kießling (33')
Boenisch (75')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Meier (78')
Zambrano (60'), Russ (74')

Result: Easy win for Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen's Stefan Kiessling on March 3, 2012
© PA Photos
Sebastian Boenisch, Stefan Kiessling and Andre Schurrle score for Bayer Leverkusen in their comfortable 3-1 home win against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Bayer Leverkusen have defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 at home to remain nine points behind leaders Bayern Munich in second place in the Bundesliga.

The visitors did much of the early running at the BayArena, as Pirmin Schwegler and Takashi Inui both had chances to make the breakthrough in the opening 10 minutes.

However, Bayer gained control of the proceedings as the match progressed, Gonzalo Castro forcing Kevin Trapp into making a good save on the hour mark.

A minute later Sebastian Boenisch put Bayer in the lead, firing home from close range.

It became 2-0 to the home side on 33 minutes when Stefan Kiessling latched on to Castro's pass and found the target from close range.

Bayer continued to dominate the contest in the second half and scored their third goal on 58 minutes, Andre Schurrle shooting home from the right side of the Eintracht penalty area after being released by Kiessling.

Eintracht were unlucky not to pull one back midway through the second half when Olivier Occean saw his close-range header come off the post.

Ten minutes later Alexander Meier did score for the visitors from close range, but it proved to be too little, too late.

Bayer Leverkusen's Stefan Kiessling on March 3, 2012
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