Bundesliga – Leverkusen lose at last

Bayer Leverkusen, unbeaten in their first 24 outings, finally lost their first Bundesliga game of the season when they went down 3-2 at lowly Nuremberg.

Eric Choupo-Moting scored twice in five minutes before half-time to put Nuremberg in the driving seat before Mickael Tavares increased their lead 10 minutes after the restart.

Leverkusen, who have become famous for finishing second, rallied as Bundesliga topscorer Stefan Kiessling pulled one back in the 66th minute with his 14th goal of the season and Patrick Helmes further reduced the arrears seven minutes later.

The defeat means Leverkusen will finish the weekend in third place with 50 points, three behind leaders Bayern Munich and one adrift off in-form Schalke 04.

Reuters

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