German Bundesliga
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Bayer Leverkusen 4-0 VfB Stuttgart

Josip Drmic
Bayer moved up to third in the table, while Stuttgart, who have been relegated only once, remain bottom

Switzerland forward Josip Drmic scored twice as Bayer Leverkusen moved up to third in the Bundesliga with an easy win over bottom club Stuttgart.

Brazilian defender Wendell opened the scoring before Drmic got his first of the night, heading past Sven Ulreich.

Karim Bellarabi and Drmic struck again as Bayer wrapped the game up after half-time, scoring twice in 15 minutes.

Stuttgart are five points from safety and three points from 16th and a place in the relegation play-offs.

The 2007 Bundesliga champions have been relegated from the top flight just once before, in 1975.

Bayer now sit one point above Borussia Monchengladbach but still trail second-placed Wolfsburg by eight points and leaders Bayern Munich by 19 points.

Line-ups

B Leverkusen

  • 1Leno
  • 13HilbertBooked at 27minsSubstituted forReinartzat 63'minutes
  • 21Toprak
  • 14Papadopoulos
  • 18WendellBooked at 35mins
  • 27Castro
  • 6Rolfes
  • 38BellarabiSubstituted forBrandtat 63'minutes
  • 10CalhanogluBooked at 48mins
  • 7Son Heung-min
  • 9DrmicSubstituted forKießlingat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Reinartz
  • 11Kießling
  • 17Boenisch
  • 19Brandt
  • 25Kresic
  • 26Donati
  • 35Yurchenko

Stuttgart

  • 1Ulreich
  • 16Klein
  • 3Schwaab
  • 6Niedermeier
  • 2SakaiSubstituted forHlousekat 61'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 26Serey DiéBooked at 60minsSubstituted forRomeuat 64'minutes
  • 20Gentner
  • 18KosticSubstituted forKiesewetterat 45'minutes
  • 44MaximBooked at 74mins
  • 19Werner
  • 33Ginczek

Substitutes

  • 9Ibisevic
  • 11Gruezo
  • 13Romeu
  • 21Hlousek
  • 22Kirschbaum
  • 32Baumgartl
  • 42Kiesewetter
Referee:
Tobias Stieler
Attendance:
29,384

Match Stats

Home TeamB LeverkusenAway TeamStuttgart
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home25
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4, VfB Stuttgart 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4, VfB Stuttgart 0.

Attempt saved. Daniel Ginczek (VfB Stuttgart) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christian Gentner.

Alexandru Maxim (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simon Rolfes (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Foul by Daniel Schwaab (VfB Stuttgart).

Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Heung-Min Son.

Foul by Adam Hlousek (VfB Stuttgart).

Heung-Min Son (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Adam Hlousek (VfB Stuttgart) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Adam Hlousek (VfB Stuttgart).

Stefan Kießling (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Daniel Ginczek (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Stefan Kießling replaces Josip Drmic.

Daniel Ginczek (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Christian Gentner (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Heung-Min Son (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Offside, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Ömer Toprak tries a through ball, but Julian Brandt is caught offside.

Hand ball by Gonzalo Castro (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Booking

Alexandru Maxim (VfB Stuttgart) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alexandru Maxim (VfB Stuttgart).

Gonzalo Castro (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Stefan Reinartz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Corner, VfB Stuttgart. Conceded by Gonzalo Castro.

Attempt blocked. Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Reinartz.

Offside, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Stefan Reinartz tries a through ball, but Hakan Calhanoglu is caught offside.

Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kyriakos Papadopoulos (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Foul by Stefan Reinartz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Christian Gentner (VfB Stuttgart) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, VfB Stuttgart. Oriol Romeu replaces Geoffroy Serey Dié.

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Julian Brandt replaces Karim Bellarabi.

Substitution

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Stefan Reinartz replaces Roberto Hilbert.

Attempt missed. Florian Klein (VfB Stuttgart) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Ginczek.

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