M’gladbach denies Leverkusen win in 13 matches

first_imgRelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Awoniyi joins Union Berlin on loan Whirlwind Bayern Munich dismantle Schalke in season opener Bayer Leverkusen came from a goal down to snatch a 1-1 draw at Schalke on Sunday as they held on to fourth place in the Bundesliga with three games left and stayed on track for a Champions League spot.The draw lifted them to 57 points, one ahead of fifth-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach, while Schalke set a club record by failing to win for the 13th consecutive league game. The Royal Blues worked hard and earned a penalty in the 51st minute, which captain Daniel Caligiuri coolly converted.Yet they dropped back instantly and allowed Leverkusen far too much space at the Veltins-Arena.The visitors’ persistent pressure paid off in the 81st minute when Schalke defender Juan Miranda, under pressure, turned a Wendell cutback into his own net.Leverkusen should have scored again through Lucas Alario and Charles Aranguiz as Schalke, in ninth place, ran out of steam.The draw has left David Wagner’s side in ninth position in the league, having not won a single game since they beat Borussia Monchengladbach on January 17. Bayern Munich can clinch the title on Tuesday with a win at Werder Bremen. Borussia Dortmund are in second place, seven points behind on 66 points.Tags: Bayer LeverkusenBorussia MornchengladbachBundesligaChampions LeagueSchalke 04last_img read more