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Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:57
Leverkusen beats Augsburg to stay in Champions League chase
By Associated Press
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 10:57 By Associated Press

Leverkusen's German midfielder Kai Havertz (center) celebrates with Leverkusen's Jamaican midfielder Leon Bailey (left) and Leverkusen's German defender Mitchell Weiser (right) after scoring the 2-1 during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Bayer Leverkusen and RB Leipzig in Leverkusen, western Germany, on April 6, 2019. (HASAN BRATIC / AFP)

AUGSBURG, Germany — Bayer Leverkusen beat Augsburg 4-1 on Friday to remain in the race for Champions League qualification.

Kevin Danso gave Augsburg a 12th-minute lead, which was erased three minutes later by Kevin Volland.

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Kai Havertz put Leverkusen in front early in the second half, with Jonathan Tah and Julian Brandt later adding insurance goals.

Leverkusen moves up to sixth place in the Bundesliga with 51 points, two fewer than fourth-place Eintracht Frankfurt in the final Champions League qualifying spot.

Frankfurt hosts Hertha Berlin on Saturday and fifth-place Borussia Moenchengladbach, which also has 51 points, visits Stuttgart.

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Augsburg stays in 14th place with 31 points, 10 above the relegation zone.

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