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2018/19 German Bundesliga
  • Kai Havertz (2')
  • Julian Brandt (13')
  • Lucas Alario (23', 34')
  • Charles Aránguiz (28')
  • Martin Hinteregger (36' OG)
  • Filip Kostic (14')

Frankfurt hammered ahead of Europa League semifinal vs. Chelsea

Bayer Leverkusen boosted their chances of a top-four finish in the Bundesliga and a place in next season's Champions League after scoring six first-half goals for a breathtaking 6-1 home win over direct rivals Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday.

The result left Frankfurt fourth on 54 points with two games to play, ahead of fifth-placed Leverkusen on goal difference. Sixth-placed Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg in seventh are a further two points adrift.

Frankfurt, looking bereft of energy after Thursday's 1-1 home draw with Chelsea in the first leg of their Europa League semifinal, were totally overrun in the opening period and lucky not to concede more than six in an astonishing first half.

Leverkusen's Lucas Alario struck twice and Kai Havertz, Julian Brandt and Charles Aranguiz also netted before Martin Hinteregger's own goal completed the scoring after 36 minutes, with Ante Rebic having pulled one back for Frankfurt.

German Bundesliga Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 RB Leipzig 18 +30 40
2 Borussia Monchengladbach 18 +13 35
3 Bayern Munich 17 +24 33
4 Borussia Dortmund 18 +19 33
5 Schalke 04 18 +10 33
6 SC Freiburg 18 +5 29
7 Bayer Leverkusen 17 +2 28
8 TSG Hoffenheim 18 -4 27
9 VfL Wolfsburg 18 -2 24
10 FC Augsburg 18 -5 23
11 Eintracht Frankfurt 18 -1 21
12 FC Union Berlin 18 -6 20
13 FC Cologne 18 -11 20
14 Hertha Berlin 17 -7 19
15 Mainz 18 -15 18
16 Werder Bremen 18 -17 17
17 Fortuna Düsseldorf 18 -19 15
18 SC Paderborn 07 17 -16 12