Leverkusen closes in on top four

Bayer Leverkusen moved to within two points of the Champions League places with a 2-0 win over Stuttgart on Sunday.

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Karim Bellarabi celebrates a goal against Stuttgart.

Bayer Leverkusen moved to within two points of the Champions League places with a 2-0 win over Stuttgart on Sunday.

Karim Bellarabi set up Julian Brandt to fire the visitor ahead with just 11 minutes played, and Stefan Kiessling came close to a second before half-time for Roger Schmidt's side. But Brandt turned provider for Bellarabi after the break to settle the match, teeing up the right winger to slot past Przemyslaw Tyton.

Stuttgart fought for a foothold but was unable to keep Leverkusen under any significant pressure, meaning it remains 11th in the Bundesliga table.

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