Leverkusen hammer hapless Augsburg to go top of Bundesliga


28 August 2021, Bavaria, Augsburg: Football: Bundesliga, FC Augsburg - Bayer Leverkusen, Matchday 3, WWK Arena. Leverkusen's Nadiem Amiri (l-r), Amine Adli, Jonathan Tah and Florian Wirtz celebrate their victory after the match.

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. IMG-20210828-171215-855

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.

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