MX23RW : Sunday, September 23 16:40:44
Oct 31, 2015 at 5.30pm UK
Wolfsburg
2-1
B. LeverkusenBayer Leverkusen
Bendtner (34'), Draxler (77')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Hernandez (40')
Papadopoulos (17'), Wendell (78')

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.

Share this article now:
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
Read Next:
Schmidt: 'Leverkusen draw not a normal game'
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Bundesliga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Russian Premier League
Belgian Pro League
Brasileiro
Argentine Primera Division
Liga MX
Uruguayan Primera Division
Chinese Super League
Segunda Division
2.Bundesliga
Serie B
Greek Superleague
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Swiss Super League
Turkish Super Lig
Ukrainian Premier League
Major League Soccer

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Bayern Munich4400112912
2Hertha Berlin431094510
3Borussia DortmundDortmund42208358
4Werder Bremen42207528
5Wolfsburg42118717
6Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach42117617
7Mainz 0542114317
8Nuremberg41214315
9Fortuna DusseldorfDusseldorf41214405
10RB Leipzig412157-25
11Hoffenheim411267-14
12Augsburg411267-14
13Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt411245-14
14Freiburg411279-24
15Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen410338-53
16Hannover402236-32
17Stuttgart402237-42
18Schalke 04Schalke400428-60

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account