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May 23, 2020 at 2.30pm UK at Borussia-Park
Borussia M'bachBorussia Monchengladbach
1-3
B. LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen
Thuram (52')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Havertz (7', 58' pen.), Bender (81')

Result: Kai Havertz shines again as Bayer Leverkusen move third

Result: Kai Havertz shines again as Bayer Leverkusen move third
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There were also banners present protesting against ghost games.

Kai Havertz bagged a brace for the second time in six days as Bayer Leverkusen leapfrogged Borussia Monchengladbach into third in the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win in front of a stadium full of cardboard cutout fans.

Havertz has been linked with a summer switch to Chelsea and the German forward keeps putting himself in the shop window, following up his double at Werder Bremen on Monday with another two goals.

Borussia-Park was packed with thousands of cardboard cutouts of fans to make up for an otherwise empty stadium, while there were also banners protesting against ghost games.

The 20-year-old provided the finishing touch to a fluid counter-attack to give the visitors a seventh-minute lead, slotting underneath Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer first time after being played through by Karim Bellarabi.

Marcus Thuram equalised with an emphatic strike seven minutes after half-time but parity would not last for long as Havertz scored from the penalty spot just before the hour after Nico Elvedi fouled Bellarabi in the area.

Sven Bender made sure of the win for Leverkusen nine minutes from time when he headed home from Kerem Demirbay's free-kick.

Following a fifth successive victory in all competitions, Leverkusen stayed within four points of second-placed Borussia Dortmund, who overcame Wolfsburg 2-0 thanks to goals from Raphael Guerreiro and Achraf Hakimi.

Werder Bremen boosted their survival hopes with a first win in eight matches, with Leonardo Bittencourt's 19th-minute goal helping them claim a 1-0 win at Freiburg.

Bittencourt fired beyond Freiburg goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow after being put through by Davy Klaassen.

Manuel Gulde looked to have levelled in the closing stages, shortly after Philipp Bargfrede had been sent off for two bookable offences, but the effort was chalked off for offside.

Second-bottom Bremen therefore moved to within two points of safety.

Paderborn remain rooted to the foot of the table after a 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim in a game where both goals were scored in the first nine minutes.

Robert Skov put Hoffenheim ahead in the fourth minute but Dennis Srbeny levelled soon after.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Bayern MunichBayern29214486285867
2Borussia DortmundDortmund29186580354560
3RB Leipzig291610374314358
4Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach29175757352256
5Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen29175754361856
6Wolfsburg2911994136542
7Hoffenheim29126114048-842
8Freiburg29108113841-338
9Hertha Berlin29108114350-738
10Schalke 04Schalke29910103446-1237
11Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt29105144953-435
12FC Koln29104154656-1034
13Augsburg2987144056-1631
14Union BerlinUnion Berlin2994163452-1831
15Mainz 052984173762-2528
16Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf2969143158-2727
17Werder Bremen2967163062-3225
18SC PaderbornSC Paderborn2947183261-2919

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