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Bayern resume Bundesliga title quest with Leverkusen trip

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Berlin (AFP) – Franck Ribery warned Bayern Munich face a tricky test at Bayer Leverkusen on Friday as they resume their march towards a sixth straight Bundesliga title following the German winter break.

Jupp Heynckes’s team are 11 points clear of second-place Schalke but Leverkusen, who are two points further back in fourth, are unbeaten in 14 matches dating back to September under ex-Dortmund coach Heiko Herrlich.

Leverkusen stumble to draw against Wolfsburg

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayer Leverkusen’s poor start to the Bundesliga season continued on Sunday, as they twice threw away a lead to draw 2-2 with Wolfsburg.

Dominant in the opening half an hour, Leverkusen finally broke the deadlock on 29 minutes. Lars Bender fired the ball in from close range to score his first goal since April 2016.

Leverkusen appoint Korkut until end of season

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayer Leverkusen on Monday named former Hannover and Kaiserslautern coach Tayfun Korkut as manager until the end of the season after the weekend sacking of Roger Schmidt.

Former Turkish international Korkut, 42, has been tasked with steadying the ship at Leverkusen following a wretched recent run which culminated in Saturday’s 6-2 Bundesliga thrashing at Borussia Dortmund and saw Schmidt fired the next day.

Leverkusen appoint Korkut until end of season

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Berlin (AFP) – Bayer Leverkusen on Monday named former Hannover and Kaiserslautern coach Tayfun Korkut as manager until the end of the season after the weekend sacking of Roger Schmidt.

Former Turkish international Korkut, 42, has been tasked with steadying the ship at Leverkusen following a wretched recent run which culminated in Saturday’s 6-2 Bundesliga thrashing at Borussia Dortmund and saw Schmidt fired the next day.

Griezmann among goals as Atletico Madrid gain upper hand against Leverkusen

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) – Antoine Griezmann was among the scorers for Atletico Madrid as they weathered a late storm against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday to claim a 4-2 victory in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann scored to put the Spanish side two goals up at the interval, but Leverkusen pulled one back through Karim Bellarabi at the start of the second half.

Griezmann among goals as Atletico Madrid gain upper hand against Leverkusen

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) – Antoine Griezmann was among the scorers for Atletico Madrid as they weathered a late storm against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday to claim a 4-2 victory in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann scored to put the Spanish side two goals up at the interval, but Leverkusen pulled one back through Karim Bellarabi at the start of the second half.

Atletico Madrid close in on Champions quarter-finals with victory over Leverkusen

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) – Atletico Madrid closed in on a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Tuesday after winning 4-2 away to Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann scored to put the Spanish side two goals up at the interval, but Leverkusen pulled one back through Karim Bellarabi at the start of the second half.

Gameiro starts for Atletico football match in Leverkusen

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) – Kevin Gameiro comes into the Atletico Madrid starting line-up for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first leg against Bayer Leverkusen after coming off the bench to score a hat-trick at the weekend.

The Frenchman played less than half an hour away to Sporting Gijon on Saturday but he scored the second-fastest hat-trick in La Liga history, three goals in five minutes securing a 4-1 win.

Gameiro starts for Atletico football match in Leverkusen

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) – Kevin Gameiro comes into the Atletico Madrid starting line-up for Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, first leg against Bayer Leverkusen after coming off the bench to score a hat-trick at the weekend.

The Frenchman played less than half an hour away to Sporting Gijon on Saturday but he scored the second-fastest hat-trick in La Liga history, three goals in five minutes securing a 4-1 win.

Bayer count on Chicharito to blunt Atletico threat

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) – Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has hit goalscoring form again for Bayer Leverkusen in a warning to Atletico Madrid ahead of their Champions League clash on Tuesday.

Five goals in three games ended a 16 match scoring drought for the Mexican and took him back into the top five hitmen in the German championship with 10 goals.

Bayer count on Chicharito to blunt Atletico threat

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) – Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has hit goalscoring form again for Bayer Leverkusen in a warning to Atletico Madrid ahead of their Champions League clash on Tuesday.

Five goals in three games ended a 16 match scoring drought for the Mexican and took him back into the top five hitmen in the German championship with 10 goals.

Calhanoglu breaks Leverkusen penalty curse

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Berlin (AFP) Hakan Calhanoglu finally broke Bayer Leverkusen's penalty curse this season with the first of his two goals in Sunday's 3-1 Bundesliga win at home to Hertha Berlin.

The Turkish international winger drilled home from the spot on 36 minutes to put his side 2-0 up holding his nerve after Leverkusen had failed to convert all five spot-kicks they had been previously awarded this season.

Football: Calhanoglu breaks Leverkusen penalty curse

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Berlin (AFP) Hakan Calhanoglu finally broke Bayer Leverkusen's penalty curse this season with the first of his two goals in Sunday's 3-1 Bundesliga win at home to Hertha Berlin.

The Turkish international winger drilled home from the spot on 36 minutes to put his side 2-0 up holding his nerve after Leverkusen had failed to convert all five spot-kicks they had been previously awarded this season.

Leverkusen’s last 16 joy at Spurs’ expense

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Berlin (AFP) Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Voeller admits their qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League, at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur, was a welcome tonic before facing Bayern Munich.

Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern, who are no longer top in Germany, are next up at the Allianz Arena on Saturday and Leverkusen will travel to Munich in buoyed spirits.

Leverkusen’s last 16 joy at Spurs’ expense

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Berlin (AFP) Bayer Leverkusen boss Rudi Voeller admits their qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League, at the expense of Tottenham Hotspur, was a welcome tonic before facing Bayern Munich.

Carlo Ancelotti's Bayern, who are no longer top in Germany, are next up at the Allianz Arena on Saturday and Leverkusen will travel to Munich in buoyed spirits.

Leverkusen hold on for CSKA draw in Champions League

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Moscow (AFP) Bayer Leverkusen played out a 1-1 draw at CSKA Moscow on Tuesday to put the German club on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages.

Kevin Volland put Leverkusen ahead after 16 minutes before Israeli international Bibras Natcho converted a second-half penalty to snatch a draw for the Russian club.

UEFA Champions League Preview: Tottenham hosts Leverkusen, Juventus takes on Lyon and more

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While several sides have the opportunity to book their spots in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds, Tottenham and Bayer Leverkusen battle on Wednesdayin a match that could decide who advances from group play.

Entering Wednesday's clash, just one point separates Tottenham from Bayer Leverkusen as the two chase AS Monaco in Group E play.

Leverkusen skipper Bender out of Spurs clash

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Berlin (AFP) Bayer Leverkusen will be without influential captain Lars Bender for Wednesday's crunch Champions League clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

Right-back Bender, who won a silver medal with Germany at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is out with a bruised heel from Saturday's 2-1 comeback win at Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.

‘Brilliant’ Lloris helps Spurs draw at Leverkusen

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) Tottenham Hotspur's coach Mauricio Pochettino hailed goalkeeper Hugo Lloris' 'brilliant' display to rescue a Champions League away point in their goalless draw at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday.

After a quiet first-half which his side dominated, the Frenchman had a busy second 45 minutes at the BayArena as Leverkusen beefed up their midfield and fired in 16 shots at the Spurs goal.

Kiessling miss gives Spurs a point at Leverkusen

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) Tottenham Hotspur preserved their unbeaten record away this season with a goalless draw at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday in the Champions League after Stefan Kiessling's late miss for the hosts.

A decade after Leverkusen lost 1-0 at home to Spurs in the old UEFA Cup, Kiessling was the only survivor in either team from the November 2006 fixture.

Kiessling miss gives Spurs a point at Leverkusen

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Leverkusen (Germany) (AFP) Tottenham Hotspur preserved their unbeaten record away this season with a goalless draw at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday in the Champions League after Stefan Kiessling's late miss for the hosts.

A decade after Leverkusen lost 1-0 at home to Spurs in the old UEFA Cup, Kiessling was the only survivor in either team from the November 2006 fixture.

Bundesliga: Leverkusen press Dortmund into submission as Bayern drop points

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Roger Schmidt’s Bayer Leverkusen had their pressing boots on at the BayArena last night as they stifled Borussia Dortmund to register their third win of the season.

Leverkusen had won only twice in the league coming into the game, but mixed their high pressing game with effective counter attacking football to hand Thomas Tuchel’s Black-Yellows their second defeat of the season.

Finland’s Pohjanpalo out for Leverkusen

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Cologne (Germany) (AFP) Bayer Leverkusen's Finnish midfielder Joel Pohjanpalo has been ruled out for several weeks with a fractured foot, the Bundesliga club said Thursday.

The 22-year-old is joint third in the list of goal scorers for Leverkusen this season with four goals including a hat-trick against Hamburg on September 10.

Leverkusen climb to third but Chicharito limps off [VIDEO]

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Bayer Leverkusen climbed to third, and are on course for a direct Champions League place next season, after their 3-0 win over Bundesliga strugglers Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Kevin Kampl gave Bayer the lead on 70 minutes, just 43 seconds after coming off the bench for Leverkusen's top scorer, Javier Hernandez, who limped off after pulling up with an injury.

Leverkusen climb to third but Chicharito limps off [VIDEO]

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Bayer Leverkusen climbed to third, and are on course for a direct Champions League place next season, after their 3-0 win over Bundesliga strugglers Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Kevin Kampl gave Bayer the lead on 70 minutes, just 43 seconds after coming off the bench for Leverkusen's top scorer, Javier Hernandez, who limped off after pulling up with an injury.

Bayer Leverkusen hopes to blaze the Bundesliga’s trail in North America, Asia

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A corporate owned club with plastic fans that has bought success over the last two decades. That's the stereotype many fans of other Bundesliga clubs have of Bayer 04 Leverkusen. While Leverkusen has played in a UEFA Champions League final and has finished in a European place in six consecutive seasons, finishing second behind Borussia Dortmund in 2001-02, they have yet to win a Bundesliga title.

Bayer Leverkusen hopes to blaze the Bundesliga’s trail in North America, Asia

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A corporate owned club with plastic fans that has bought success over the last two decades. That's the stereotype many fans of other Bundesliga clubs have of Bayer 04 Leverkusen. While Leverkusen has played in a UEFA Champions League final and has finished in a European place in six consecutive seasons, finishing second behind Borussia Dortmund in 2001-02, they have yet to win a Bundesliga title.

Buenos Aires

River Plate threaten Leverkusen over Alario

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentina’s River Plate has threatened Bayer Leverkusen after the German league side put striker Lucas Alario through a medical examination without his club’s consent.

Leverkusen want to sign Argentina international Alario, who has scored 41 goals in 82 games and won four trophies with River Plate, to replace Mexico striker Javier Hernandez after ‘Chicharito’ joined West Ham.

River Plate threaten Leverkusen over Alario

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentina’s River Plate has threatened Bayer Leverkusen after the German league side put striker Lucas Alario through a medical examination without his club’s consent.

Leverkusen want to sign Argentina international Alario, who has scored 41 goals in 82 games and won four trophies with River Plate, to replace Mexico striker Javier Hernandez after ‘Chicharito’ joined West Ham.

Champions League

Aguero trascina il Manchester, 5 a 3 al Monaco. Poker dell’Atletico a Leverkusen

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Spettacolo, emozioni e ben 14 reti nei due penultimi ottavi di Champions League. Aguero trascina il manchester City ad un pirotecnico 5 a 3 (record di reti in una gara ad eliminazione diretta della "Coppa con le orecchie") ai danni del Monaco, mentre Griezmann e compagni passano con un perentorio 4 a 2 in casa [.

L’Atletico di Simeone nella tana del Leverkusen, sfida da brividi tra City e Monaco

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Torna, dunque, la Champions League, che tra stasera e domani completer la fase di andata degli ottavi di finale. In attesa di vedere cosa far la Juventus, in campo Mercoledì a Oporto contro i Dragoni lusitani, questa sera sfide affascinanti, a partire da quella ispano-tedesca tra Leverkusen e Atletico Madrid alla BayArena.

Real Madrid aim for goal fest as Champions League action resumes

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Paris (AFP) AFP Sports looks ahead to Tuesday's Champions League action as champions Real Madrid go on the goal trail against minnows Legia Warsaw.

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Group E

At Leverkusen, Germany

Bayer Leverkusen (GER) v Tottenham (ENG)

Tottenham's surprise home defeat to Monaco on the opening day has put a spanner in the works in this group, putting both the English side and Leverkusen under pressure coming into their home-and-away series.

Real Madrid aim for goal fest as Champions League action resumes

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Paris (AFP) AFP Sports looks ahead to Tuesday's Champions League action as champions Real Madrid go on the goal trail against minnows Legia Warsaw.

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Group E

At Leverkusen, Germany

Bayer Leverkusen (GER) v Tottenham (ENG)

Tottenham's surprise home defeat to Monaco on the opening day has put a spanner in the works in this group, putting both the English side and Leverkusen under pressure coming into their home-and-away series.

Arsenal

Transfer insider reveals £100M Arsenal budget for winger and ‘secret target’

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Arsenal are in talks to sign an unknown striker according to Emanuele Giulianelli, but will turn to Alexandre Lacazette should talks fail to prove fruitful. The journalist was the first to reveal the deal which would send Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach to North-London this summer, and he has now claimed that there is a [.

Alexis Sanchez requests Wenger to sign Man Utd fan favourite

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Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez has requested Arsene Wenger to consider a move for the Mexican striker Javier Hernandez.

The former Manchester United striker has been sensational this season and has been a star for Bayer Leverkusen.

Could Chicharito be the answer to Arsenal’s problems?

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There are a lot of Arsenal transfer rumours lately suggesting that Arsene Wenger is keen on bringing the ex-Man United reserve Chicharito back to the Premier League in January. The little Mexican striker was prolific before he arrived at Old Trafford but, despite scoring regularly as a super-sub, Ferguson rarely gave him a run in [.

Arsenal poised to seal deal for top German DM

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With Arsenal having to do without our excellent young midfield general Francis Coquelin for at least three months, and knowing Arsenal that time period will keep being extended, the January transfer window can not come quick enough for us Gooners. We just hope that Arsene Wenger is thinking along the same lines and according to [.

The Rest

Leverkusen vs. Dortmund: Thoughts on the Match’s Suspension

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Having been a referee for about 3 years, I know how trying it can be at times. You're almost never appreciated, and one questionable call can make coaches, players, and spectators turn completely against you. And if that isn't bad enough, even enforcing the written laws of the game can put you in a tough.

John Brooks scores to give Hertha Berlin win over Leverkusen

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John Brooks has just recently recovered from a spell on the bench with Hertha Berlin, and the U.S. international center back is now scoring goals.

In Bundesliga action on Saturday, Brooks scored a thumping header in the sixtieth minute for the go-ahead goal for his side over Bayer Leverkusen.

Pazza Roma, Pjanic regala il finale di festa. Leverkusen ko dopo la rimonta

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La Roma piega 3 a 2 il Leverkusen, conquista una vittoria fondamentale per il cammino in Champions, ma anche questa volta si regala tanta (troppa) sofferenza a causa dell'improvviso e inspiegabile black-out d'inizio ripresa che riporta in parit i tedeschi dopo il dominio del primo tempo (era stretto il 2 a 0 parziale).