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Result: Bayer Leverkusen beat Bayern Munich to return to third

Hakan Calhanoglu and Julian Brandt lead Bayer Leverkusen to a 2-0 victory over champions Bayern Munich at the BayArena.

Goals from Hakan Calhanoglu and Julian Brandt handed Bayer Leverkusen a 2-0 victory over champions Bayern Munich as they climbed up to third in the Bundesliga.

The home side thought that they had broken the deadlock inside the opening 10 minutes, but an incorrect offside call from the assistant referee prevented Stefan Kiessling from celebrating.

Leverkusen's midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu celebrates scoring with South Korean striker Heung Min Son during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Munich at the BayArena in Leverkusen, western Germany,© Getty Images

Bayern, who clinched the title last weekend, rested key players ahead of their Champions League meeting with Barcelona on Wednesday and struggled to cope with Leverkusen for much of the first half.

However, Pep Guardiola's side looked certain to take the lead when Mario Gotze poked the ball beyond Bernd Leno, but he was left frustrated when Tin Jedvaj recovered to clear off the line.

Jedvaj came close to making an impact at the other end later in the first half when he fired over following a poor header from Rafinha.

Leverkusen needed just 10 second-half minutes to take the lead as Calhanoglu delighted the home fans with a stunning free kick which left Manuel Neuer helpless.

Bayer found it tough to put Leverkusen under pressure for an extended spell, and Jedvaj threatened again when he struck another shot over from a good position in the box.

Brandt was introduced by Roger Schmidt late on, and the in-form teenager made an instant impact by wrapping up the win with a fine finish, after Karim Bellarabi had invited the attention of three Bayern defenders with a clever run.

The victory means that Leverkusen currently occupy the final automatic Champions League qualifying spot, but they could be replaced in third if Borussia Monchengladbach beat Hertha Berlin on Sunday.

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Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and Leverkusen's midfielder Simon Rolfes vie for the ball during the German Cup DFB Pokal quarter final football match on April 8, 2015
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ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

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· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
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