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Leverkusen, Moenchengladbach draw 1-1 in Germany

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 14, 2014 at 12:51 pm •  Published: December 14, 2014

BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Moenchengladbach drew 1-1 in the Bundesliga, while promoted Paderborn held second-place Wolfsburg by the same score on Sunday.

Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu opened the scoring in the early game with a wonderful effort over the keeper and inside the far corner in the 18th minute.

The home side failed to make the most of its first half superiority, however, and was made to pay six minutes before the break when Roel Brouwers equalized after a corner. It was the visitors' first shot on goal.

Brouwers almost made it 2-1 early in the second half, which got off to a furious start but lacked clear-cut chances.

Andre Hahn could have snatched victory with another late 'Gladbach counterattack, but his effort was straight at the Leverkusen keeper.

"With a better counterattack we might have won 2-1, but 1-1 is OK away from home," Brouwers said.

Both sides moved above Augsburg on goal difference to occupy the Champions League-qualification places.

"To draw with 'Gladbach is no scandal," Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt said.

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