Leverkusen moves eight points clear to maintain Bundesliga’s lead

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen moved eight points clear of Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga after a narrow victory at mid-table Heidenheim.

Jeremie Frimpong put Xabi Alonso’s unbeaten side in front in first-half injury time with a deflected effort.

Amine Adli added a second after the interval, rounding goalkeeper Kevin Muller before slotting home.

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Tim Kleindienst pulled one back for Heidenheim with four minutes left but Leverkusen managed to hold on.

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