It was the perfect week for the team of Peter Bosz, who had four dates without winning in the German competition. He did not add three points since he won in Augsburg on September 28.
Bayer, which achieved its first triumph in the Champions League last Wednesday against Atletico de Madrid (2-1), took advantage of its rival's downturn in recent meetings to get closer to the top of the standings.
It was Karim Bellarabi who opened the scoring in the 25th minute after completing an individual action. He defended his advantage after Bosz's team, which could only tie the three points in the added time, when Brazil's Paulinho brought a counterattack to the net to beat Pavao Pervan with a crossed shot.
Bayer Leverkusen now totals 18 points. One less than Schalke, which marks the Euopean competitions and seven behind the leader, Borussia Monchengladbach. EFE