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2020-21 German Bundesliga
  • Lucas Höler (3')
  • Nils Petersen (72')
  • Lucas Alario (29', 42')
  • Nadiem Amiri (64')
  • Jonathan Tah (76')

Alario double helps Leverkusen past Freiburg

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Nadiem Amiri's wondergoal helps Leverkusen down Freiburg (2:06)

Nadiem Amiri's goal was by far the best in Bayer Leverkusen's 4-2 win. Watch Bundesliga on ESPN+. (2:06)

Lucas Alario scored twice for the second game in a row to help unbeaten Bayer Leverkusen come from behind and cruise past hosts Freiburg 4-2 on Sunday.

The Argentine forward, who has now scored in their last three league games, pounced on a defensive error in the 29th minute to cancel out Freiburg's third minute lead through Lucas Hoeler.

The 28-year-old old then flicked in a cutback from Lars Bender to put the visitors ahead three minutes from halftime.

Nadiem Amiri gave the visitors a two-goal cushion with a powerful shot just past the hour but Freiburg supersub Nils Petersen cut the deficit with a tap in at the far post in the 72nd to give them hope.

The hosts' comeback, however, was shortlived with substitute Jonathan Tah heading in from a corner four minutes later as Leverkusen, unbeaten in the league this season, earned their third straight win to stay fourth on 12 points, three off leaders Bayern Munich, and one behind second placed RB Leipzig.

Freiburg, who have now gone five games without a win, are in 13th place on six.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 24 +37 55
2 RB Leipzig 24 +26 53
3 VfL Wolfsburg 24 +17 45
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 24 +14 43
5 Bayer Leverkusen 24 +16 40
6 Borussia Dortmund 24 +15 39
7 FC Union Berlin 24 +10 35
8 SC Freiburg 24 -1 34
9 VfB Stuttgart 24 +8 33
10 Borussia Monchengladbach 24 +3 33
11 TSG Hoffenheim 24 -2 30
12 Werder Bremen 23 -6 27
13 FC Augsburg 24 -13 26
14 FC Cologne 24 -20 22
15 Hertha Berlin 24 -15 21
16 Arminia Bielefeld 23 -23 19
17 Mainz 24 -21 18
18 Schalke 04 24 -45 10