May 4, 2013 at 2.30pm UK
B. LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen

Klose (66'), Feulner (88')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Toprak (26'), Kießling (62' pen.)
Hegeler (74')

Result: Bayer Leverkusen secure third place with Nuremberg win

Result: Bayer secure third place
© PA Photos
Goals from Omer Toprak and Stefan Kiessling prove enough for Bayer Leverkusen to beat Nuremberg 2-0 in the Bundesliga.

Bayer Leverkusen have secured a top-three spot in the Bundesliga with 2-0 victory over Nuremberg away from home.

The visitors made the brighter start and had their first chance as early as the fifth minute when Sebastian Boenisch's attempt from a narrow angle went wide.

Boenisch came close again three minutes later, before Andre Schurrle tried his luck from outside the Nuremberg box but in vain.

Bayer continued to control proceedings at Grundig-Stadion and broke the deadlock in the 36th minute when Omer Toprak headed home Gonzalo Castro's corner from close range.

Boenisch could have doubled his side's advantage minutes later when he took an attempt from distance but failed to keep his shot on target.

Toprak's header from Castro's corner on 33 minutes went narrowly wide, while Nuremberg had two chances in quick succession towards the closing stage of the first half through Alexander Esswein and Niklas Stark but failed to make the most of them.

Bayer remained in control at the start of the second half, as Sidney Sam had two chances in 60 seconds in the opening minutes.

Then in the 62nd minute the Lions went 2-0 up. Per Nilsson handled the ball inside the Nuremberg area, and Stefan Kiessling slotted home the resultant penalty.

Sam could have made it 3-0 to Bayer nine minutes from time had he been able to successfully convert his side's second penalty kick of the match.

Bayer Leverkusen's Stefan Kiessling on March 3, 2012
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