MX23RW : Wednesday, November 14 01:19:14
Nov 21, 2015 at 2.30pm UK at ​Commerzbank-Arena
Attendance: 47,500
FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt
1-3
B. LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen
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Result: Javier Hernandez hits brace in Bayer Leverkusen triumph

Javier Hernandez's brace helps Bayer Leverkusen to reach sixth spot with a 3-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Javier Hernandez scored a brace as Bayer Leverkusen eased to a 3-1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt to move up to sixth this afternoon.

Leverkusen took charge early on by dominating possession, but it looked like chances may be difficult to come by as Frankfurt dropped deep to defend in the opening exchanges.

However, a mistake gifted the visitors the lead when Kevin Kampl sprinted clear before delivering a cross to Javier Hernandez, who watched Carlos Zambrano miss an attempted clearance to give him the easy task of tapping into an empty net.

After scoring for the seventh successive match in all competitions, Hernandez showed his class in the box once again by collecting Hakan Calhanoglu's clever pass before slotting past Lukas Hradecky.

Despite dominating throughout the first half, Leverkusen saw their lead cut in half just before the break when poor marking allowed Slobodan Medojevic to head home from Marc Stendera's inch-perfect cross.

Hernandez, however, continued to threaten when the game restarted after the break, and he almost became provider for the third goal when Karim Bellarabi shot just wide after good link-up play on the edge of the box.

Opportunities to find an equaliser were rare for Frankfurt, but it could have been a very different afternoon had Stefan Aigner not miscued an effort over after being gifted space by the Leverkusen defence.

The miss proved to be key as Leverkusen restored their two-goal advantage with just under 20 minutes remaining thanks to Calhanoglu, who cut inside on the edge of the box to leave Hradecky helpless.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Borussia DortmundDortmund1183033122127
2Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach1172226131323
3RB Leipzig116412291322
4Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1162326131320
5Bayern Munich116232014620
6Hoffenheim116142415919
7Werder Bremen115241919017
8Hertha Berlin114431617-116
9Mainz 05114341012-215
10Augsburg113441918113
11Freiburg113441519-413
12Wolfsburg113351517-212
13Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen113261624-811
14Schalke 04Schalke11317815-710
15Nuremberg112451124-1310
16Hannover112361422-89
17Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf112271025-158
18Stuttgart11227824-168

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