Kai Havertz scores again as Bayer Leverkusen win at Freiburg

Bayer Leverkusen climbed into the Bundesliga’s top four after Kai Havertz earned them a 1-0 victory at Freiburg.

Peter Bosz’s side moved above Borussia Monchengladbach and RB Leipzig into third thanks to Havertz’s second-half winner.

It saw the forward become the first Bundesliga player to reach 35 goals before turning 21.

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Freiburg remain eighth, having won one of their last six matches, and sit four points off the top six.

After a forgettable first half, Havertz won it in the 54th minute when he latched onto Leon Bailey’s cute pass and scored from a tight angle.

He was forced off injured 12 minutes later, while Nils Petersen had a shot blocked as the hosts tried to find a leveller.

Leverkusen were denied a second when Julian Baumgartlinger had a goal ruled out for a push.

Freiburg could have levelled with two minutes remaining but Christian Gunter’s late effort was saved by Lukas Hradecky, while Philipp Lienhart also went close in stoppage time.

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