Bayer Leverkusen beat second-string Bayern Munich 2-0 to go third
Bayer Leverkusen beat second-string Bayern Munich 2-0 to go third

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayer Leverkusen beat a second-string Bayern Munich 2-0 on Saturday to move up to third in the Bundesliga and get back on course for an automatic Champions League spot with three matches left in the season.

Bayern rest stars ahead of Barcelona date
Bayern rest stars ahead of Barcelona date

Bayern Munich are expected to name a weakened line-up for Saturday`s clash at Bayer Leverkusen with the newly-crowned Bundesliga champions pre-occupied by Wednesday`s Champions League semi-final at Barcelona.

Hanover sack Korkut after 13 games without win
Hanover sack Korkut after 13 games without win

Tayfun Korkut was sacked as Hanover 96 coach on Monday after their 4-0 hammering at Bayer Leverkusen left them 13 Bundesliga games without a win and threatened with relegation.

Borussia Moenchengladbach's winning run ends with draw at Eintracht Frankfurt
Borussia Moenchengladbach's winning run ends with draw at Eintracht Frankfurt

Borussia Moenchengladbach, chasing a Champions League spot, saw their four-game winning run end when they drew 0-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday.

Bundesliga: Robert Lewandowski double helps Bayern brush off injury woes
Bundesliga: Robert Lewandowski double helps Bayern brush off injury woes

Robert Lewandowski scored twice as injury-hit Bayern Munich romped to a 3-0 league win over Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday to warm-up for their Champions League quarter-final at Porto.

Bayern injury situation ''critical'', says Pep Guardiola
Bayern injury situation ''critical'', says Pep Guardiola

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola described his club`s injury situation "very critical" on Friday after central defender Medhi Benatia became the latest casualty.

Injury-hit Bayern need penalties to edge past Leverkusen
Injury-hit Bayern need penalties to edge past Leverkusen

Holders Bayern Munich beat Bayer Leverkusen 5-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw to move into the German Cup semi-final and stay on course for a treble of titles on Wednesday.

Bastian Schweinsteiger doubtful for Bayer Leverkusen Cup clash
Bastian Schweinsteiger doubtful for Bayer Leverkusen Cup clash

Bayern Munich holding midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is doubtful for their German Cup quarter-final against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday after picking up an ankle injury, the club said on Monday.

Bayern Munich eager to carry winning momentum into German Cup
Bayern Munich eager to carry winning momentum into German Cup

Bayern Munich`s treble ambitions are put to the test on Wednesday in the German Cup quarter-final when their injury-hit side travel to in-form Bayer Leverkusen.

Dortmund target Europa place via German Cup success
Dortmund target Europa place via German Cup success

Borussia Dortmund aim to win this season`s German Cup to keep alive their hopes of European competition next season ahead of Tuesday`s quarter-final against Hoffenheim.

Injury-hit Bayern Munich wait on Bastian Schweinsteiger for German Cup clash
Injury-hit Bayern Munich wait on Bastian Schweinsteiger for German Cup clash

Holders Bayern Munich have fresh injury woes ahead of Wednesday`s mouth-watering German Cup quarter-final at Bayer Leverkusen with Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger the latest on their casualty list.

Gladbach, Bayer post big wins in Bundesliga race for third
Gladbach, Bayer post big wins in Bundesliga race for third

Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen both posted big wins on Saturday as the battle for the Bundesliga`s third automatic Champions League place intensified.

Saul Niguez to return for Atletico Madrid at Cordoba
Saul Niguez to return for Atletico Madrid at Cordoba

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has recovered from a painful blow to the kidneys and will start for the champions in Saturday`s La Liga game at bottom side Cordoba, coach Diego Simeone said on Friday.

Leverkusen out to keep Arsenal-target Karim Bellarabi
Leverkusen out to keep Arsenal-target Karim Bellarabi

Germany winger Karim Bellarabi, who has been linked to Premier League side Arsenal, has no release clause in his current contract, Bayer Leverkusen`s director of sport Rudi Voeller revealed Sunday.

Clever Karim Bellarabi lifts Bayer Leverkusen up to third
Clever Karim Bellarabi lifts Bayer Leverkusen up to third

A smart finish by Karim Bellarabi helped Bayer Leverkusen record their fourth Bundesliga victory in a row on Saturday, a 1-0 win at Schalke 04 lifting them to third in the table.

No time for Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen to mourn European exit
No time for Schalke and Bayer Leverkusen to mourn European exit

Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04 have been eliminated from the Champions League days ago but the two sides meet in the Bundesliga on Saturday to battle it out for a spot in Europe`s premier club competition next season.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone on verge of extending contract
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone on verge of extending contract

Spanish football club Atletico Madrid are expected to announce a new contract for coach Diego Simeone in the coming hours.

Atletico Madrid suffer triple injury blow
Atletico Madrid suffer triple injury blow

Atletico Madrid were left counting the cost of their progression to the quarter-finals of the Champions League on penalties over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday with three key players set for a spell on the sidelines.

Atletico shootout success gives Simeone ''goose bumps''
Atletico shootout success gives Simeone ''goose bumps''

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone admitted to having "goose bumps" after his side overturned a first-leg deficit and knocked Bayer Leverkusen out of the Champions League on penalties to claim a berth in the last eight on Tuesday.

UCL: Atletico Madrid win shootout to knock Bayer Leverkusen out
UCL: Atletico Madrid win shootout to knock Bayer Leverkusen out

Atletico Madrid kept alive their dream of a second consecutive Champions League final appearance when they beat Bayer Leverkusen on penalties on Tuesday to claim a place in the last eight.