MX23RW : Monday, November 19 18:36:27
Oct 31, 2015 at 5.30pm UK
Wolfsburg
2-1
B. LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen
Bendtner (34'), Draxler (77')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Hernandez (40')

Result: Julian Draxler strike guides Wolfsburg to victory over Bayer Leverkusen

A second-half strike from Julian Draxler guides Wolfsburg to a 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in their Bundesliga clash.

Wolfsburg have moved up to third in the Bundesliga courtesy of a 2-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen as a second-half strike from Julian Draxler secured the three points.

Wolfsburg's midfielder Julian Draxler celebrates scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match Wolfsburg vs Leverkusen in Wolfsburg on October 31, 2015.© Getty Images

The visitors were first to threaten when Javier Hernandez collected a through ball from Hakan Calhanoglu, but his low strike from inside the penalty area was well saved by Diego Benaglio.

Leverkusen went close again as Karim Bellarabi was allowed space and time down the right after being teed up by Kevin Kampl, but his shot from a tight angle drifted just wide of the post.

Wolfsburg's Danish forward Nicklas Bendtner (C) is congratulated by Wolfsburg's striker Andre Schuerrle (3ndR) after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match Wolfsburg vs Leverkusen in Wolfsburg on October 31, 2015.© Getty Images

Wolfsburg punished the visitors for their lack of potency in front of goal as Nicklas Bendtner converted from close range as he found the corner after latching on to Vieirinha's cross, despite claims of offside from Roger Schmidt's men.

However, Leverkusen hit back when Hernandez reacted to a cross into the box from Christoph Kramer to head past Benaglio from close range just before the break.

Leverkusen's Mexican forward Javier Hernandez aka Chicharito celebrates scoring during the German first division Bundesliga football match Wolfsburg vs Leverkusen in Wolfsburg on October 31, 2015.© Getty Images

In the second half, Wolfsburg pushed forward in numbers by hitting the visitors on the break, but Andre Schurrle could not finish the move as he put his effort over the bar.

The home side regained the lead in the 77th minute as Ricardo Rodriguez saw his effort saved by Bernd Leno, but Draxler reacted in the penalty area to turn the ball into the net.

Leverkusen threatened late in the game when Bellarabi raided into the final third and struck a powerful strike at goal, only to see his effort saved by Benaglio to secure the three points for the home side.

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Leverkusen's head coach Roger Schmidt reacts after the UEFA Champions League group E first leg football match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bate Borisov in Leverkusen, western Germany on September 16, 2015
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2Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach1172226131323
3RB Leipzig116412291322
4Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt1162326131320
5Bayern Munich116232014620
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8Hertha Berlin114431617-116
9Mainz 05114341012-215
10Augsburg113441918113
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12Wolfsburg113351517-212
13Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen113261624-811
14Schalke 04Schalke11317815-710
15Nuremberg112451124-1310
16Hannover112361422-89
17Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf112271025-158
18Stuttgart11227824-168

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