How Gladbach Exposed Roger Schmidt’s Stretched-Out Bayer Leverkusen

Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen endured a pretty tough start to the new Bundesliga campaign. The two UEFA Champions League qualifiers had to play against each other in the baking German heat, with temperatures across the country soaring into the mid-30s. Gladbach wide man Oscar Wendt described playing in those conditions as “completely exhausting,” while […]

How Brandt and Bellarabi Propelled Bayer Leverkusen to End-of-Season Success

As Bayer Leverkusen took to the field for their final match of the 2015/16 Bundesliga season, they were greeted by an enthusiastic set of home fans at the BayArena. They had reason to be excited as well, given that their players had recently secured third place and, with it, a coveted UEFA Champions League place. […]

Bayer Leverkusen’s Julian Brandt Adding Production to Potential

The list is a long one, and as it continues to grow longer, the news is only good for German football fans. From Schalke to Bayer Leverkusen and through to Borussia Dortmund, Germany and its clubs have become well versed in the process of unearthing potential stars. Guys like Mario Gotze, Andre Schurrle and Julian […]

Villarreal: Bakambu’s Europa League Brace Could Be The Catalyst for Return to Early-Season Form

After a fast start to the season, the goals have dried up for Villarreal striker Cedric Bakambu in recent weeks. In fact, as he and his teammates prepared to face Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, the France-born forward had failed to score in his last 11 appearances. To extend that […]

How High-Octane Bayer Leverkusen Blunted Bayern’s Attack

Bayer Leverkusen approach their football like few others in the German Bundesliga. They press with a staggering amount of intensity, so much so that they lead the league in tackles, with 20.7 per game. They’re also right up there for interceptions, coming in at 22.3 per game, behind only Werder Bremen’s 23.8. Although these are […]