Football - Soccer-Kiessling double as Leverkusen capitalise on Bayern blip

BERLIN, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Stefan Kiessling scored twice to lead Bayer Leverkusen to a 3-0 win over error-prone Hamburg SV and cut Bayern Munich's lead at the top to nine points at the halfway mark of the Bundesliga on Saturday.

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Andre Schuerrle was also on target as second-placed Leverkusen took full advantage of Bayern Munich's slip-up the night before, when they were held 1-1 at home by Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Promoted Eintracht Frankfurt went third with a 2-0 win at VfL Wolfsburg, where all the drama came in a six-minute spell early in the game. Alexander Meier and Takashi Inui scored for Eintracht while Wolfsburg had Josue sent off for a studs-up challenge.

Greuther Fuerth held Augsburg 1-1 in a meeting of the bottom two, and two goals from Nicolai Mueller helped Mainz 05 to a 3-1 win over VfB Stuttgart.

(Writing by Brian Homewood in Berne; editing by Stephen Wood)

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