Leverkusen remain unbeaten in Bundesliga

Mark Meadows
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Bayer Leverkusen maintained their unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season after twice battling back and then securing a 4-3 home win over rivals Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Lucas Alario twice equalised goals from Lars Stindl in the first half before Leon Bailey struck on 68 minutes and Julian Baumgartlinger made the game safe, with Valentino Lazaro's breathtaking scorpion-kick goal coming too late for Gladbach.

The win leaves Leverkusen fourth after seven games and Gladbach seventh following an entertaining encounter.

Wolfsburg are the only other unbeaten team and sit sixth after earlier sealing a 2-1 home win over Hoffenheim with the visitors missing a penalty in stoppage-time.

Hoffenheim were without nine players in Wolfsburg due to various reasons including winger Jacob Bruun Larsen, who tested positive for coronavirus.

Wolfsburg's Renato Steffen opened the scoring on five minutes, with the video assistant referee overturning a rogue offside flag.

The Wolves doubled their lead midway through the first half through striker Wout Weghort.

Wolfsburg then saw Weghorst miss the target with a penalty and Hoffenheim finally grabbed a goal through Sargis Adamyan on 87 minutes following poor defending.

Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann then came up for a corner and Maximilian Arnold handled as he jumped with the keeper.

But Dabbur's powerful spot-kick was well-saved by Koen Casteels.

It was only the second win from seven games this season for Oliver Glasner's side with the rest draws.