Bayer Leverkusen secured a scrappy 1-Zero Bundesliga victory at Freiburg on Friday, bouncing again from a midweek setback to win with an opportunist purpose by ahead Kai Havertz.
The end result lifted Bayer Leverkusen, who have been hammered 4-1 by VfL Wolfsburg at dwelling on Tuesday, two locations as much as third on 56 factors from 29 video games.
They’re eight factors behind champions and leaders Bayern Munich who entertain Fortuna Duesseldorf on Saturday.
Freiburg stayed eighth on 38 factors after stretching their winless run to 4 video games because the Bundesliga restarted on Might 16 following a two-month lay-off attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Havertz netted a 54th minute winner for the guests when he poked a close-range shot by way of goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow’s legs after Leon Bailey threaded an excellent cross by way of to the 20-year-old.
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A uninteresting first half produced a solitary likelihood for Freiburg within the 43rd minute, when Lucas Hoeler fired vast of the far put up with solely Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky to beat.
With Bayer Leverkusen gaining the higher hand after taking the lead, Julian Baumgartlinger had a purpose disallowed for the guests within the 63d minute.
The purpose was disallowed for a push on Dominique Heintz and that lastly appeared to spring the house aspect into motion.
Nils Petersen missed Freiburg’s greatest likelihood for an equaliser within the 87th minute, permitting Hradecky to maintain out his scuffed shot.
This was after a flowing transfer left him with time and area contained in the penalty space.
In Saturday’s different standout fixture, former champions Werder Bremen, who’re in peril of relegation as they’re six factors adrift of the protection zone, go to ninth-placed Schalke 04.
Schalke 04 are on a 10-match winless league run.