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Bailey's Leverkusen held at home by Wolfsburg

Published:Monday | October 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Bayer Leverkusen's Jamaican attacker Leon Bailey (left) vies for the ball with VfL Wolfsburg's Yannick Gerhardt during their German Bundesliga match in Leverkusen, Germany yesterday. (Marius Becker/dpa via AP)

BERLIN (AP):

Jamaican forward Leon Bailey played all 90 minutes but could not get on the score sheet for Bayer Leverkusen in their 2-2 home draw with VfL Wolfsburg yesterday. Wolfsburg twice came from behind to get a share of the points, in a result that helps neither team after disappointing starts to the German Bundesliga.

Bayer took the lead through Lars Bender after the home side dominated the opening half-hour.

The goal sparked a reaction from the visitors and Divock Origi duly equalised before the break.

Argentine striker Lucas Alario restored Leverkusen's lead with a cool finish to Wendell's cross after Kevin Volland played the Brazilian defender through.

 

MISSED CHANCES

 

But Bayer was to rue missing other chances when Jakub Blaszczykowski grabbed another equaliser for Wolfsburg.

It was Wolfsburg's fourth straight draw since Martin Schmidt took over as coach.

Both sides remained in the bottom half of the table, as Bayer are 12th on nine points while Wolfsburg sit in 14th on eight.

Werder Bremen was seeking its first league win this season in the late game against visiting Borussia Monchengladbach but suffered a 2-0 loss.