Bayer 04 Leverkusen

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  1. JFace907

    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    MATCHWEEK 1

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    Renato Augusto celebrates after blasting one past Casillas for eventual winner

    Bayer_LeverkusenThumb.png Bayer 04 Leverkusen | BayArena | October 16, 2011

    B04 (1) vs Real Madrid (0)

    B04
    Goals:
    :goal:Renato Augusto (13')

    Assists:
    :assist:T. Barnetta

    MOTM:
    :trophy:GK R. Adler with a 9.90



    Real Madrid really dominated this game blasting several shots. However, not too many of them would make it all through to Adler as the backline played superb in front of the German National Player. The goal came early as Renato Augusto found himself with some room to really strike the ball from the corner of the 18, beating world-class keeper Iker Casillas with surprising ease. Football is a game of chances and Leverkusen did a great job cashing in on what little they got.
     
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    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    MATCHWEEK 1

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    Tranquillo Barnetta celebrates his early goal to open scoring

    [​IMG] Bayer 04 Leverkusen | San Siro | October 18, 2011

    B04 (2) AC Milan (1)

    B04
    Goals:
    :goal:T. Barnetta (12')
    :goal:M. Ballack (37' PEN)

    Assists:
    :assist:Renato Augusto

    MOTM:
    :trophy:S. Reinartz with a 9.40

    AC Milan
    Goals:
    :goal:Z. Ibrahimovic (15')

    Assists:
    :assist:A. Cassano

    Bookings:
    :yellowcard:M. Ambrosini (10')
    :yellowcard:K. Boateng (57')

    A great showdown in Milan where an early goal by Barnetta was quickly equalized by a lovely strike from Ibrahimovic. Chances would come sparingly for each time for the next 20 minutes until Tranquillo Barnetta found himself in a threatening position once again. Upon sending his leg back to strike through the ball, Philippe Mexes drives his shoulder into Barnetta knocking him off the ball and leaving the head referee with no chance but to take it to the penalty spot. Michael Ballack would then step up and find the back of the net in what ultimately proved to be the difference of the game. AC Milan would not go quietly however as Leverkusen find themselves on their heels much like earlier in the week against Madrid. Again the backline came up big protecting Adler from any threatening shots. Great game RynoAid
     
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    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    MATCHWEEK 2

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    Messi's hat trick put icing on the beatdown cake

    [​IMG] Bayer 04 Leverkusen | BayArena | October 23, 2011

    B04 (1) Barcelona (4)

    B04
    Goals:
    :goal:Schurrle (63')

    Bookings:
    :yellowcard:S. Rolfes (34')
    :yellowcard:O. Toprak (64')

    Barcelona
    Goals:
    :goal:Messi (34') PK
    :goal:Messi (43')
    :goal:Villa (60')
    :goal:Messi (76') PK

    Assists:
    :assist:Villa, Alves

    Man of the Match
    :trophy:Messi (You know what team) 9.50

    Barca came out guns blazing and Messi magic ready to put on display. The boys from Germany could do nothing to slow it down and prevent from getting embarrassed on their home ground. Two PKs certainly did them no favors either. Bayer must now regroup to face rival Dortmund to keep their hopes of a PLR title alive. GG hedache
     
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    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    MATCHWEEK 2

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    Ballack puts two in en route of Sevilla

    [​IMG] Bayer 04 Leverkusen | Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan | October 25, 2011

    B04 (5) Sevilla (2)

    B04
    Goals:
    :goal:S. Sam (33')
    :goal:Renato Augusto (44')
    :goal::goal:M. Ballack (48' PEN, 90' FK)
    :goal:S. Rolfes (90')

    Assists:
    :assist:A. Schurrle (2)
    :assist:Renato Augusto

    :trophy:R. Adler (9.60)

    Sevilla
    Goals:
    :goal:Manu Del Moral (12')
    :goal:Negredo (23')

    Assists:
    :assist:E. Spahic
    :assist:Manu Del Mora

    Sevilla came out like gang busters scoring two quick goals against the Bayer Leverkusen defense. After that, the visiting squad really seemed to settle down playing a lot cleaner football. Sidney Sam found the back of the net first in the 33rd minute with a lovely strike. Renato Augusto would follow with one of his own. Panic then began to set in for Sevilla as desperate tackles led to a penalty that Ballack beat the keeper with outstanding strength. The reckless tackles resurfaced in the 90th minute when the Leverkusen attack drew a free kick that Ballack again buried with tremendous strength. Rolfes would then put the icing on the cake in the 90+2. GG Darlon
     
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    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    Quarter Report

    Finding the Back of the Net
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    One quarter into the season Leverkusen sits at 3-1-0 with 9 points to their name in the table. Leading the charge has been the Brazlian Renato Augusto and Germany's own Michael Ballack. Ballack has put in 3 goals thus far (2 from the spot) with Augusto putting in 2 of his own. The odd thing about this is both men are midfielders. Granted both do like to press up and have great striking power, the Bayer faithful would love to see some more production up front. Currently its been Schurrle sitting up top by himself with August right behind him and Ballack right behind him. Look for something to change either in personnel or the general formation.

    6 Goals Against in 2 Game Stretch
    After only giving up a total of 1 goal in the first two matches, Leverkusen has suddenly been stretched for 6 in the most recent two. When asked whats going on, newly extended Michal Kadlec simply said "We just aren't forcing teams to play our style of football. Messi is a world class player and Barcelona is a world class team, but we still must execute our gameplan. We don't train to simply get rolled over in our own home." When asked if any personnel changes were on the way in the backline, Manager Robin Dutt said, "We have no plans at this point. We will just keep training hard. If someone steps up in training and shows they are worthy of a spot on the backline, they will get their chance."

    Second Quarter Outlook
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    A brutual second quarter could easily make or break the PLR Title hopes of this Leverkusen squad. Coming out of this undefeated will be near impossible. In fact Leverkusen should consider themselves lucky to even come out of this without a loss or two. The key to it will be the defense improving. They managed to win the first two matches of the season by playing stingy defense and they need to do that again. Will they return to their defensive form? Will the 5 goal outburst against Sevilla turn into a trend of offensive explosion? Will we see Kiessling make an appearance in the starting XI for Leverkusen? These questions will all be answered in the next quarter. We look forward to reporting what the quarter has in store.

     
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    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    MATCHWEEK 3

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    Kaledc turnover costly in loss to rival Munich

    [​IMG] Bayer 04 Leverkusen | Allianz Arena | October 30, 2011

    B04 (0) Bayern Munich(1)

    B04
    MOTM:
    :trophy:Adler 9.90

    Munich
    Goals:
    :goal:Schweinsteiger (76)

    Match Stats
    Munich | Leverkusen
    13 Shots 5
    9 Shots on Target 1
    53 Possession 47
    15 Tackles 17
    0 Fouls 0
    0 Yellow Cards 0
    0 Red Cards 0
    1 Injuries 0
    1 Offsides 0
    2 Corners 0

    A wicked game filled with aggressive defense and hard tackles. The referee allowed these two teams to play however, not booking a single player. An errant pass would ultimately be the difference as Michal Kadlec chose to try and pass the ball out of the attacking area rather than just clear it. The pass was placed perfectly onto opposing player Bastian Schweinsteiger's foot who absolutely drilled it past Rene Adler. The Bayer boys were not able to rebound in a crushing loss to their rival countrymen.
     
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    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    MATCHWEEK 3

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    Dortmund too much for B04 to handle

    [​IMG] Bayer 04 Leverkusen | BayArena | November 1, 2011[/SIZE]

    B04 (1) BVB(2)

    B04
    Goals:
    :goal:Kiessling (28')

    Assists:
    :assist:Renato Augusto[/SIZE]

    BVB
    Goals:
    :goal:L. Barrios (10')
    :goal:M. Zidan (69')

    Assists:

    :assist:M. Zidan
    :assist:L. Barrios

    MOTM:
    :trophy:Lucas Barrios

    Another rival, another defeat. Bayer Leverkusen could not pick themselves up off the matt of their loss to Munich so they were easy pickings for the boys from Dortmund. Barrios looked like an absolute star out there dictating the pace of play and using some great skill moves to flash his brilliance. After a stretch of shaky defense the Bayer boys did manage to sure it up some only allowing three goals in this matchweek. This matchweek also saw Steffan Kiessling gets some time up top with Barnetta being the man on the bench. We'll see if this is a trend that continues through the next few weeks.
     
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    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    MATCHWEEK 4

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    Ballack does it again, forces draw

    [​IMG] Bayer 04 Leverkusen | San Siro | November 6, 2011

    B04 (3) Inter Milan (3)

    B04
    Goals:
    :goal:S. Kiessling (31')
    :goal::goal:M. Ballack (49', 84' PEN)

    Assists:
    :assist:Renato Augusto

    Bookings:
    :yellowcard:A. Schurrle (68')

    Inter
    Goals:
    :goal:Lucio (37' Corner Header)
    :goal::goal:G. Pazzini (40' PEN, 77' Corner Header)

    Assists:
    :assist:W. Sneijder (2)

    MOTM:
    :trophy:G. Pazzini (9.50)

    This was an intense one on the road for the Bayer Boys. Things got started off nicely with a Kiessling goal, but fortunes quickly changed as the set piece defending failed Leverkusen allowing Lucio to come through unmarked beating Rene Adler rather easily. Reckless play then became the theme as the night as the night 3 out of the 4 goals were the result of either sloppy play or a foul in the box leading to a penalty. Michael Ballack's penalty was the equalizer in what could be considered a controversial call. The Bayer Boys will take it needing whatever points in the table they can get during this rough stretch. GG Dylema
     
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    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    MATCHWEEK 4

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    Kiessling extends streak; forces another draw

    [​IMG] Bayer 04 Leverkusen | BayArena | November 8, 2011

    B04 (1) Olympic Marseille (1)

    B04
    Goals:
    :goal:S. Kiessling (48')

    Assists:
    :assist:Ballack

    OM
    Goals:
    :goal:Remy (19')

    Assists:
    :assist:Valbuena

    MOTM:
    :trophy:S. Mandanda (6.90)

    This matchup did not fail to live up to the hype. OM threw the first haymaker with Remy connecting on a goal setup beautifully by a pacey run and beautiful ball by Valbuena in the 19th minute. The boys from France would continue to pressure the Bayer Boys but were never able to find the net. At the break, Manager Robin Dutt let his team know that they needed to start building and keeping control of the ball. The talk must have hit home because they came out firing with Stefan Kiessling extending his streak of games with goals when he scored in the 48th. Both teams would exchange attacks with neither able to put away the clincher. A great game that both managers have said are looking forward to the return match in France later in the year. Great game elprez98
     
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    JFace907 Ron F'n Swanson

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    TFL CUP

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    Bunbury comes on late, puts KC through

    [​IMG] Bayer 04 Leverkusen | BayArena | Round 2

    B04 (1) Sporting KC (2)

    B04
    Goals:
    :goal:S. Kiessling (85')

    Assists:
    :assist:Ballack

    KC
    Goals:
    :goal::goal:Bunbury (77' & 81')

    Assists:
    :assist:Jeferson
    :assist:Nielsen

    MOTM:
    :trophy:Nielsen (10.00)

    Per Kansas City Star - The second round TFL Cup game between Bayer Leverkusen and Sporting KC at the BayArena ended up being decided by a brace from super sub Teal Bunbury. The first half was mostly controlled by the boys from Germany. Manager Jface instructed his team to play possession and they kept the ball for a lot of the half. The possession, however, didn't result in too many quality chances as Sporting KC's back line sorted out the trouble before it got dangerous for most of the half. Bayer did have one dangerous spell of dominance near the end of the first half as they had several successive chances which were barely cleared out of play by Sporting KC's defense or were hit right at Jimmy Nielsen. Sporting KC nearly ended their poor first half performance with a surprise goal as Omar Bravo found himself dribbling down the left flank. The Mexican crossed for MLS Rookie of the Year CJ Sapong who rose high at the 6 yard box to head the ball but the man marking him deflected his headed out for a corner which resulted to nothing. Half time saw the score a nil-nil. The second half started and seemed more wide open as both teams did not want to deal with the jetlag of replaying the game in Kansas City in a fortnight. Michael Ballack found himself free for a 20 yard effort in the 65th min but Jimmy Nielsen did well to send the ball out for a corner which was subsequently cleared by the SKC back line. A few minutes later, Jimmy Nielsen very nearly made a costly mistake. Leverkusen sent an over the top through ball which was WAY too far for their striker. Jimmy Nielsen came out to collect but just before getting to the ball, he retreated away from it. He then went back to the slow roller and dove to barely slap the ball away toward a racing Bayer striker. However, Nielsen did enough to put off the Bayer player as he hit the side netting with the effort. No one knows what Jimmy was thinking as he made his only mistake of the game, though it was a huge one. In the 76th min, Leverkusen had yet another corner which found the head of Stefan Reinartz, but the promising ball was wasted as Reinartz headed straight to Jimmy Nielsen. Jimmy Nielsen got up to notice the recently subbed in and fresh Teal Bunbury streaking between the Leverkusen back line. The White Puma drop kicked it straight into the patch of Bunbury who broke away from the Leverkusen back line to find himself 1v1 with Rene Adler. Adler did well to save the shot but was unable to hold onto it and Bunbury tapped the rebound into the open net to make it 1-0 for Sporting KC. Bayer seemed a little shell-shocked after the surprise goal and five minutes later, Sporting KC sub Julio Cesar found himself wide open on the edge of the box but goalkeeper Rene Adler did well to save the low curling effort for a corner. Jéferson sent a left footed inswinger into the box off the corner and super sub Teal Bunbury rose high over the back of Stefan Reinartz to head it past the keeper to make it 2-0 for Sporting KC. The underdog's fans were surely ecstatic. Bayer's lanky striker Stefan Kießling scored what turned out to be a consolation goal in the 85th as he did well to cut back, juking the defender in the box to finish past man of the match Jimmy Nielsen. Bayer pressed on but Sporting KC defended well in the last five minutes to finish the game off and take the surprise victory 2-1.

    GG Michael Woodward
     

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