Leverkusen, which is missing another Czech striker Schick due to injury, sent Tapsob into the lead in the eighth minute from the penalty spot. Hložka’s moment came in the 53rd minute, when he ran onto Wirtz’s pass at the front post. The Spartan native scored his third competitive goal for Bayer. His team is eighth thanks to a successful streak.
Bremen opened the scoring in the 14th minute thanks to Pieper. But a moment later, the home defender messed up a back pass to Pavlenko and Haberer equalized. Immediately after switching sides, Behrens made a head turn. Werder did not score for the fourth round in a row.
Freiburg drew with Frankfurt 1:1. Both teams have 31 points, the same as Dortmund. Borussia caught up with them thanks to a 2:1 triumph in Mainz, which provided Reyna for the visitors in the third minute of the final set.
Augsburg beat Mönchengladbach 1-0. The Bavarian team won after eight rounds and left the play-off spot.
|German Football League – Round 17:|
|Mainz – Dortmund 1:2 (2. I Če-song – 4. Ryerson, 90.+3 Reyna)|
|Augsburg – Moenchengladbach 1: 0 (83rd Berisha)|
|Brémy – Union Berlin 1:2 (14. Pieper – 18. Haberer, 46. Behrens)|
|Freiburg 1-1 Eintracht Frankfurt (Ginter 47 – Kolo Muani 43)|
|Leverkusen – Bochum 2:0 (8. Tapsoba from pen., 53. HLOZEK)|