Kai Havertz scored twice as Bayer Leverkusen ended the primary spherical of Bundesliga matches in over two months with a Four-1 win at Werder Bremen on Monday which moved them inside some extent of the easiest 4.
The guests went into the sport solely 4 components behind fourth-placed RB Leipzig after their fellow Champions League hopefuls’ 1-1 draw with Freiburg on Saturday, when the Bundesliga turned the primary major league to renew by way of the coronavirus pandemic.
Attacking midfielder Havertz, reportedly a change goal for just some of Europe’s largest golf gear together with Liverpool and Barcelona, was the star of the present at an empty Weserstadion.
He has scored 12 goals in all competitions this season, having netted 20 circumstances final time interval.
It was Leverkusen’s 10th win in 11 video video video games, nonetheless their first since worthwhile Three-1 at Rangers all through the Europa League last-16 first leg on 12 March.
After a gradual begin to the sport in an eerie ambiance just like the weekend’s matches, with all video video video games being carried out behind closed doorways, the encounter burst into life with three goals in 5 minutes.
The 20-year-old Havertz nodded Leverkusen correct proper right into a 28th-minute lead, prior to Bremen right-back Theodor Gebre Selassie levelled on the half-hour mark.
Nonetheless Havertz restored Leverkusen’s revenue three minutes later with one totally different header, from Kerem Demirbay’s free-kick.
Peter Bosz’s aspect wrapped up a cushty victory with second-half goals from Mitchell Weiser and Demirbay.
The heavy defeat leaves Bremen caught all through the drop zone, 5 components adrift off the relegation play-off spot and 9 from security, albeit with a sport in hand.
Bremen have spent just one season, the 1980-81 promoting advertising and marketing marketing campaign, open air the easiest flight because of the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963.