Leverkusen stay in top spot with 2-1 win over Wolfsburg


VfL Wolfsburg vs. Bayer Leverkusen - Game Highlights

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Bayer Leverkusen battled to a 2-1 win over hosts VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday with goals from Jeremie Frimpong and Spaniard Alejandro Grimaldo, to stay in top spot in the Bundesliga with their seventh win in eight league matches.

Unbeaten Leverkusen are on 22 points, one ahead of second-placed VfB Stuttgart, 3-0 winners at Union Berlin, and two ahead of champions Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

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Xabi Alonso's team have now won 10 of their 11 matches in all competitions this season.

"Today it was a very strong win for us. Wolfsburg had won all their home games. We had chances to score a third goal," said Spaniard Alonso, who is already attracting interest from major European clubs.

"It is normal that we suffer a bit in the Bundesliga. But we are not stopping. We are having a good moment but there are still a lot of games to be played."

In a strong start to the game Leverkusen piled on the pressure and Frimpong was left unmarked at the far post, volleying in a Victor Boniface cross in the 13th minute to put Alonso's team in the driving seat.

Leverkusen should have scored again in the first half with chances from Boniface and Amine Adli.

Instead it was Wolfsburg who struck four minutes before the break when Leverkusen failed to clear a corner and the ball fell for Maxence Lacroix who slotted in to level.

The visitors snatched the winner just past the hour when Frimpong was sent through into the box but his cutback got a deflection with the ball landing for Grimaldo to thunder in.