Augsburg - Bayer Leverkusen saw off Augsburg with three goals in the first half to deservedly take maximum points in Bavaria.
Three and easy
Goals from Stefan Kießling, Philipp Wollscheid and Andre Schürrle put Leverksen on their way to victory before the interval before Tobias Werner grabbed a consolation for the home side.
Leverkusen took the lead in the seventh minute when Gonzalo Castro's vicious shot hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced down on the line and out again, but Stefan Kießling was on hand to head in the rebound, with Mohamed Amsif's attempts to hook it off the line deemed to have come just a split second too late. Philipp Wollscheid made it two in the 39th minute with a volley which took a deflection on its way in and the game was effectively over come half time as Andre Schürrle got his first goal of the season in the 44th minute with a fine individual effort, carrying the ball to the edge of the penalty area and then shooting low into the far corner of Amsif's goal.
It was a matter of pride for Augsburg in the second half, and they rose to the challenge, pulling a goal back and not conceding any more. Tobias Werner got that goal in the 51st minute when he was picked out by Daniel Baier and beat Bernd Leno with an intelligent chip shot from an angle. Aristide Bance caused a nuisance of himself as the Bavarians threatened to find a route back into the game, but Leverkusen were sparked back into action to defend their lead with more concentration and more organisation.
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