There were likewise banners present objecting against ghost games.
Kai Havertz bagged a brace for the second time in 6 days as Bayer Leverkusen leapfrogged Borussia Monchengladbach into third in the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win in front of an arena full of cardboard cutout fans.
Havertz has actually been linked with a summer change to Chelsea and the German forward keeps putting himself in the store window, following up his double at Werder Bremen on Monday with another 2 goals.
Borussia-Park was loaded with countless cardboard cutouts of fans to offset an otherwise empty arena, while there were likewise banners objecting against ghost games.
The 20- year-old offered the completing touch to a fluid counter-attack to offer the visitors a seventh-minute lead, slotting beneath Gladbach goalkeeper Yann Sommer first time after being played through by Karim Bellarabi
Invite to BORUSSIA-PARK!
Today’s fans have actually currently taken their seats #GladToBeBach #BMGB04 pic.twitter.com/xMNG7c8hcU
— Gladbach (@borussia_en) May 23, 2020
Marcus Thuram equalised with an emphatic strike 7 minutes after half- time however parity would not last for long as Havertz scored from the penalty spot right before the hour after Nico Elvedi fouled Bellarabi in thearea
Sven Bender ensured of the win for Leverkusen 9 minutes from time when he headed home from Kerem Demirbay‘s free-kick.
Following a 5th succeeding success in all competitions, Leverkusen remained within 4 points of second- put Borussia Dortmund, who conquered Wolfsburg 2-0 thanks to goals from Raphael Guerreiro and Achraf Hakimi
Brace on Monday, brace on Saturday … what a week ⚽ ⚽ ⚽ ⚽ pic.twitter.com/3CmfED9OnP
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04 _ en) May 23, 2020
Werder Bremen increased their survival hopes with a first win in 8 matches, with Leonardo Bittencourt‘s 19 th-minute goal assisting them declare a 1-0 win at Freiburg.
Bittencourt fired beyond Freiburg goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow after being executed by Davy Klaassen
Manuel Gulde wanted to have actually levelled in the closing phases, quickly after Philipp Bargfrede had actually been dispatched for 2 bookable offenses, however the effort was chalked off for offside.
HUGE win #werder #SCFSVW pic.twitter.com/jhpESZwjUv
— SV Werder Bremen EN (@werderbremen_en) May 23, 2020
Second-bottom Bremen for that reason relocated to within 2 points of safety.
Paderborn stay rooted to the foot of the table after a 1-1 draw with Hoffenheim in a game where both goals were scored in the first 9 minutes.
Robert Skov put Hoffenheim ahead in the 4th minute however Dennis Srbeny levelled soon after.