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2021-22 German Bundesliga
  • Florian Niederlechner (30')
  • Iago (3' OG)
  • Florian Niederlechner (14' OG)
  • Patrik Schick (75')
  • Florian Wirtz (81')

Leverkusen hammer hapless Augsburg to go top of Bundesliga

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FC Augsburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen - Game Highlights (2:07)

Watch the Game Highlights from FC Augsburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen, 08/28/2021 (2:07)

Bayer Leverkusen had plenty of help as they won 4-1 away to Augsburg on Saturday to go top of the Bundesliga table, with the hapless home side gifting them two own goals in the opening 14 minutes.

Augsburg went behind in the fourth minute when left-back Iago put the ball into his own net, and they were two down 10 minutes later when Florian Niederlechner deflected a shot past his own goalkeeper.

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Niederlechner pulled one back in the 31st minute, snapping up the ball after a defensive error and slotting it into the back of the net to make it 2-1, but Leverkusen added two more goals through Patrik Schick and Florian Wirtz in the second half to secure a comfortable 4-1 win.

Leverkusen lead the league on seven points after their opening three matches, one ahead of Wolfsburg, who meet RB Leipzig on Sunday.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Bayern Munich 15 +36 34
2 SC Freiburg 15 +8 30
3 RB Leipzig 15 +9 28
4 Eintracht Frankfurt 15 +8 27
5 1. FC Union Berlin 15 +4 27
6 Borussia Dortmund 15 +4 25
7 VfL Wolfsburg 15 +4 23
8 Borussia Monchengladbach 15 +4 22
9 Werder Bremen 15 -2 21
10 Mainz 15 -5 19
11 TSG Hoffenheim 15 0 18
12 Bayer Leverkusen 15 -1 18
13 FC Cologne 15 -8 17
14 FC Augsburg 15 -8 15
15 Hertha Berlin 15 -3 14
16 VfB Stuttgart 15 -9 14
17 VfL Bochum 15 -22 13
18 Schalke 04 15 -19 9