BAYER LEVERKUSEN

  • Champions League playoff: Ramsey sees red as Arsenal held to a draw at Besiktas August 20, 2014

    London: Arsenal held on with 10 men to draw 00 at Besiktas in the Champions League playoff round on Tuesday, while Bayer Leverkusen are better placed to reach the group stage after winning 32 at FC Copenhagen. Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was sent off with 10 minutes left in the first...
  • Champions League playoffs: Arsenal to face Besiktas, Celtic back in August 8, 2014

    Nyon: In a lastminute switch, UEFA reinstated Celtic to the Champions League playoffs on Friday after qualifyinground opponent Legia Warsaw were punished for fielding an ineligible player as a late substitute. Legia, who had eased past Celtic 61 on aggregate, is weighing an urgent appeal before playoff matches kick off Aug....
  • PSG beat Leverkusen to advance in Champions League March 13, 2014

    Paris: Paris St Germain underlined their Champions League credentials not just by thrashing Bayer Leverkusen 6-1 on aggregate in the last 16 on Wednesday but also by showing the strength of their substitutes' bench. Fielding a rejigged side after demolishing the German team 4-0 in the first leg, PSG beat Bayer...
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice as PSG get 40 win at Leverkusen February 19, 2014

    Leverkusen: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as Paris SaintGermain all but booked its place in the Champions League quarterfinals with a 40 away rout of 10man Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday. Blaise Matuidi got the visitors off to a flying start in the first leg of their roundof16 tie by scoring in the...
  • Youthful Ryan Giggs shines on in Europe at almost 40 November 28, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester United manager David Moyes paid tribute to Ryan Giggs who, two days before his 40th birthday, gave a dazzling exhibition in their 50 rout of Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday. Giggs was outstanding in a commanding midfield role as United outclassed the Germans to book their place in the knockout...
  • Real Madrid, Manchester United, PSG advance in Champions League November 28, 2013

    London: Ninetime winner Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris SaintGermain qualified on Wednesday for the round of 16 in the Champions League. Juventus kept alive their chances of reaching the knockout stage. Madrid needed only a draw at home with Galatasaray to clinch the top spot in Group B. The Spanish...
  • Manchester United face stern test in Leverkusen fortress November 26, 2013

    Manchester: The latest instalment of the Bundesliga/Premier League rivalry takes place on the banks of the Rhine on Wednesday when Bayer Leverkusen attempt to block Manchester United's path through to the last 16 of the Champions League. Victory for United in the Group A clash would seal a spot in the...
  • Rooney stars as Manchester United win their Champions League opener September 18, 2013

    Manchester: Wayne Rooney drew a line under an unsettled few months as he scored twice to chalk up 200 goals for Manchester United in a 4-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in their Champions League Group A opener at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Rooney, whose future at the club had been in...
  • Real Madrid present right back Daniel Carvajal July 5, 2013

    Madrid: Young right back Daniel Carvajal was presented to Real Madrid's supporters on Friday, completing his return to his boyhood club. Madrid exercised a buyback option to recover Carvajal after his breakout season with German club Bayer Leverkusen. "Back in 2002 I put on a Real Madrid shirt for the first time...
  • Bayer Leverkusen sign Giulio Donati from Inter Milan June 22, 2013

    Berlin: Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen reinforced their defence with the signing of rightback Giulio Donati until 2017. The 23yearold defender put pen to paper on a fouryear deal. Donati was signed by Inter Milan in 2008 to play on loan for Grosseto and other second division sides. Both sides on Friday...
  • Chelsea confirm deal to sign Germany international Andre Schurrle June 13, 2013

    London: Chelsea have reached an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen to sign Germany forward Andre Schurrle from the Bundesliga club. Chelsea said in a statement on their website Thursday that Schurrle must now complete personal terms and pass a medical. The 22yearold forward, who has been a longtime target of Chelsea, is set...
  • Leverkusen in talks with Chelsea over Schuerrle April 19, 2013

    Berlin: Bayer Leverkusen have had talks with Chelsea over the possible transfer of 22yearold attacking midfielder Andre Schuerrle, the Bundesliga soccer club said on Friday, though they denied the deal was close to being finalised. "I can confirm the talks in London," Leverkusen spokesman Meinolf Sprink told reporters, confirming German media...
  • Leverkusen players told to give up Messi shirts February 17, 2012

    Leverkusen: After seeing his defenders thoroughly outclassed by Lionel Messi, Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voeller was dismayed that his players squabbled over the souvenir when Messi gave the shirt off his back at halftime. Messi scored one goal, set up another and hit a post in Barcelona's 31 Champions...
  • Leverkusen pose physical test, says Guardiola February 14, 2012

    Leverkusen: Bayer Leverkusen hold a physical advantage over holders Barcelona and will be a tough nut to crack in their Champions League last16 tie, Barca coach Pep Guardiola said on Monday. "They are a physically a stronger team than us and they will be stronger than us when we do...
  • Guardiola defiant even as title hopes recede February 12, 2012

    Barcelona: Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola refused to concede the title after Saturday night's 32 defeat at Osasuna, but admitted that his side's hopes of catching Real Madrid at the top of La Liga have become "more complicated." The Catalans could have drawn within four points of the leaders with a victory...
  • Tottenham sign Saha as Pavlyuchenko, Corluka exit February 1, 2012

    London: Tottenham signed striker Louis Saha from Premier League rivals Everton and reached a deal to offload Roman Pavlyuchenko to Lokomotiv Moscow in the final hours of the transfer window on Tuesday. Manager Harry Redknapp signed Saha despite the 33yearold Frenchman scoring just twice in 20 appearances for Everton this season...
  • Three Spanish clubs in UEFA semis April 13, 2007

    London: Holders Sevilla led a trio of Spanish clubs into the UEFA Cup semifinals on Thursday, mirroring the threepronged success story for English Premier League sides in the Champions League this week. Sevilla drew 22 with Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in another pulsating quarterfinal second leg that put the...