Leverkusen beats Frankfurt 3-0 in Bundesliga, jumps to 3rd
Leverkusen;s Kevin Kampl, left, celebrates after scoring the first goal beside Leverkusen head coach Roger Schmidt, right, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt in Leverkusen, Germany, Saturday, April 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Substitute Kevin Kampl scored with his first touch of the ball and Bayer Leverkusen went on to beat Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 to jump to third place in the Bundesliga.
Kampl’s spectacular volley broke the deadlock Saturday as Frankfurt fell deeper into relegation trouble.
Leverkusen’s win combined with Hertha Berlin’s 2-1 loss at Hoffenheim allowed Leverkusen to move past Berlin into third, which guarantees a slot in the Champions League next season.
Werder Bremen earned an important victory in its struggle against relegation by beating Wolfsburg 3-2, Darmstadt defeated Ingolstadt 2-0 and Augsburg edged Stuttgart 1-0.
In the late match, Bayern Munich hosts Schalke.
With four matches remaining, next-to-last Frankfurt is six points from safety.
This story has been corrected to fix score in headline to 3-0.