Penalty miss pegs back Leverkusen
Bayer Leverkusen missed a penalty and wasted a raft of opportunities in a 1-1 draw at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Ruhr derby on Sunday.
The result left Leverkusen in 12th place in the Bundesliga, eight points behind leaders Bayern Munich, who maintained their perfect record on Saturday when a 2-0 win at Schalke gave them a fourth win in four games.
Leverkusen had 31 shots on target compared to Moenchengladbach's five as they were held to a second successive home draw after their 1-1 stalemate with Metalist Kharkiv in the Europa League on Thursday.
Patrick Herrmann put 'Gladbach ahead in the third minute after being put through by a wonderful long ball from Venezuelan international Juan Arango.
Czech midfielder Michal Kadlec levelled for Leverkusen nine minutes later.
Andre Schuerrle had the chance to win the game for Leverkusen in the 70th minute but he saw his penalty come back off a post.
Hoffenheim moved off the bottom with their first win of the season, a 3-1 defeat of third-placed Hanover, with Augsburg replacing them at the foot of the table.
Hoffenheim had fallen behind to a Mathieu Delpierre own-goal in the 26th-minute before American international Fabian Johnson levelled just one minute later.
Serbian midfielder Sejad Salihovic, in the 82nd minute, and American star Daniel Williams, in the second minute of injury time, secured the three points.
Stuttgart are second bottom, just behind Hoffenheim, after coming back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Werder Bremen.