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Today, bundesliga.com goes from cigars to pizzas, via a detour with Lady Luck...

Celebrations were the order of the day for Bayer 04 Leverkusen as they qualified for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League by virtue of a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad Club de Futbol on Tuesday. Goalscorer Ömer Toprak brought out some traditional Turkish dancing, Lars Bender began to dream of the club's first trophy for 21 years, but the best celebration award goes to Sporting Director Rudi Völler, freshly out of hospital and throwing medical advice to the wind. "I'll be celebrating with a glass of red wine and a big cigar," said the 53-year-old.