In a match which was considered as a European six-pointer by both teams, Leverkusen came out with a 1-0 victory in a tight affair at the Veltins Arena.
Matchday 26 on Saturday will bring two Bundesliga aces against each other after heroic performances in the Champions League mid-week.
TheHardTackle takes a look at the things we can look forward to on Tuesday as the Champions League kicks off again.
FC Schalke have sacked Jens Keller from his position as the head coach following a poor start to their Bundesliga campaign. The Gelsenkirchen club currently sit in 11th position in the league table after an indifferent start to the new season which includes creditable draws against champions Bayern Munich and Chelsea away at Stamford Bridge. They also recorded an impressive win against Borussia Dortmund in the Ruhr Derby but suffered an embarrassing defeat against Dynamo Dresden in the DFB Pokal. The defeat against Hoffenheim last Saturday proved to be the final game in charge for Keller who took the role of the manager two years ago. There had been speculations regarding his position after the loss against Hoffenheim on the weekend and now those stories have been confirmed as the Schalke board have officially sacked the German after extending his contract last year in May. Schalke have recorded just two wins out of ten matches this season and have only […]
Chelsea's rekindled interest in Pep Guardiola, who's targeting a return to football next season, disrespects a man whose services to the Blues has been second to none. Will Chelsea betray Roberto di Matteo?
With a few exciting signings joining the ranks, Chelsea will be hoping to get off to a good start against Wigan. TheHardTackle previews the game.
Chelsea FC, have got off to the worst possible pre-season in recent times with a disappointing tour of the United States where they lost to AC Milan, the MLS All Stars and Brighton, letting in 10 goals in 5 games. Roberto di Matteo is finding out that last season's Premier League troubles have a way of coming back to haunt his men.
What better way to review Chelsea's most successful season ever, than by examining ten terrific decisions that paved the way for all that silverware and glory.
Di Matteo and an unshakeable team spirit have led Chelsea to the Champions League and FA Cup finals against all odds. Surely, Di Matteo deserves an extension? THT Guest Author Joshua Sodergren makes the case.
THT previews Wednesday's all important clash between Manchester City and Chelsea where both teams have a lot to play for. Follow the team news, tactical brief and predictions.