The clash between Bremen and Leverkusen unfolded at Weserstadion on Saturday night (25/11/2023). The away team took an early lead in the 9th minute through an own goal by Olivier Deman.
Jeremie Frimpong extended Leverkusen’s advantage to 2-0 in the 42nd minute, a scoreline that held until halftime.
In the second half, Alex Grimaldo further increased Leverkusen’s lead to 3-0 in the 76th minute. This goal proved to be the final one in the match, securing three points for Leverkusen.
This outcome propelled Leverkusen back to the top of the Bundesliga table after briefly losing the spot to Bayern Munich the previous day. Leverkusen now commands the lead with 34 points.
Meanwhile, in a gripping encounter at Signal Iduna Park on the same evening, Dortmund faced off against Moenchengladbach.
Moenchengladbach managed to take a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute, with Rocco Reitz finding the net following an assist from Alassane Plea.
Dortmund faced a 2-0 deficit in the 28th minute, as Manu Kone unleashed a shot from outside the penalty area after receiving a pass from Nico Elvedia.
Undeterred, Dortmund swiftly narrowed the gap to 1-2 in the 30th minute. Marcel Sabitzer scored, capitalizing on a counter-attack.
Two minutes later, the scoreline equalized to 2-2 as Niclas Fullkrug netted a goal, utilizing an assist from Jamie Bynoe-Gittens.
Dortmund turned the tables, seizing a 3-2 lead just before halftime. Jamie Bynoe-Gittens found the net this time, benefitting from Fullkrug’s assist.
The second half witnessed Dortmund relentlessly attacking Gladbach’s defense. Marco Reus had a free-kick attempt in the 55th minute that hit the goalpost.
Dortmund added another goal in injury time, courtesy of Donyell Malen, sealing a 4-2 victory. This win propelled Dortmund to the fourth position with 24 points.