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Rising star Panos Retsos key to Leverkusen’s youthful renaissance

Panos Retsos joined Leverkusen from Olympiakos last summer for a hefty €17.75 million ($ 21.75 million), making him one of the most valuable teenagers in the world. He has made 14 Bundesliga appearances this season and has been a vital cog in one of the Bundesliga’s better defences. “I like the Bundesliga,” Retsos told DW. “You hear it is a ...

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Bayer Leverkusen’s stunning cup comeback a sign of progress

Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 Werder Bremen (after extra time)(Brandt 31′ 55′, Bellarabi 111′, Havertz 118′ — Kruse pen 4′, Johannsson 8′) Bayer Leverkusen ended their Bremen cup curse and a nine-year absence from the German Cup semifinals courtesy of a come-from-behind 4-2 win. What started as a nightmare ended in dreamland – the story of their ‘comeback’ season. Shell-shocked. It is the ...

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Bundesliga: Franck Ribery on song as Bayern Munich end Leverkusen’s unbeaten run

Bayer Leverkusen 1 -3 Bayern Munich(Volland 70‘ — Martinez 32‘, Ribery 59‘, Rodriguez 90’+1) Franck Ribery may be in the twilight of his career, but his value to Bayern still cannot be understated. All eyes were on new signing Sandro Wagner, who was restricted to a late cameo despite the absence of Robert Lewandowski, but it was a trademark dribble ...

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