Bayer Leverkusen complete unbeaten Bundesliga season with victory over Augsburg


Victor Boniface and Robert Andrich ensured champions Bayer Leverkusen completed an unbeaten Bundesliga campaign with victory over Augsburg.

The pair struck inside the opening 27 minutes at the BayArena to lay the foundations of a 2-1 win, which extended their run without defeat to 51 games and helped Xabi Alono’s men add the “Invincibles” tag to their league crown with the prospect of Europa League and German Cup glory to come.

Mert Komur reduced the deficit with 28 minutes remaining, but there was no way back for the visitors.

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Deposed champions Bayern Munich suffered the misery of dropping to third place after a 4-2 defeat at Hoffenheim, for whom Andrej Kramaric’s blasted a remarkable second-half hat-trick.

Bayern, who were without the injured Harry Kane, led 2-0 after just six minutes at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena thanks to Mathys Tel and Alphonso Davies.

Maximilian Beier’s eighth-minute strike dragged the hosts back into it, but the fireworks arrived after the break with Kramaric levelling with 68 minutes gone before scoring twice more inside the final five minutes.

Serhou Guirassy’s double helped Stuttgart take full advantage as they leapfrogged Thomas Tuchel’s men into second place after a 4-0 demolition of Borussia Monchengladbach.

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Guirassy’s efforts put the home side 2-0 up at the break, with substitutes Jeong Woo-yeong and Silas Katompa Mvumpa completing the job in the second half.

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