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23 Sep 2012 17:20:57

Penalty miss pegs back Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen missed a penalty and wasted a raft of opportunities in a 1-1 draw at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Ruhr derby on Sunday.

The result left Leverkusen in 12th place in the Bundesliga, eight points behind leaders Bayern Munich, who maintained their perfect record on Saturday when a 2-0 win at Schalke gave them a fourth win in four games.

Leverkusen had 31 shots on target compared to Moenchengladbach's five as they were held to a second successive home draw after their 1-1 stalemate with Metalist Kharkiv in the Europa League on Thursday.

Patrick Herrmann put 'Gladbach ahead in the third minute after being put through by a wonderful long ball from Venezuelan international Juan Arango.

Czech midfielder Michal Kadlec levelled for Leverkusen nine minutes later.

Andre Schuerrle had the chance to win the game for Leverkusen in the 70th minute but he saw his penalty come back off a post.


AFP

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