France Ligue 1

Leverkusen gets 1st Bundesliga win after losing opening 3

BERLIN (AP) Bayer Leverkusen ended its three-game losing start to the Bundesliga with a 1-0 win over Mainz on Sunday.

The unmarked Kai Havertz scored the home side's winner with a header off Julian Brandt's cross with a half-hour remaining.

Defense-minded Mainz did little for the first 45 minutes but then almost grabbed the lead when Levin Oztunali drew a good save from Lukas Hradecky, who had to react again to deny Jonathan Burkardt from the rebound.