Leverkusen set for Leipzig test


Bayer 04 Leverkusen face the daunting task of attempting to stop the Bundesliga’s most in-form side, RB Leipzig, with the visitors eager to ink new top-flight records when the sides meet in the Matchday 11 opener at the BayArena on Friday 18 November (kick-off 20:30CET/19:30GMT).

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Roger Schmidt's Leverkusen – currently in eighth place – are enjoying their best run of form in the present campaign, Die Werkself having won their last three games in all competitions. A 3-2 victory against SV Darmstadt 98 last time out was due, in no small part, to the in-form Julian Brandt whose man-of-the-match performance was adorned with his first Bundesliga goal of the season.

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Leipzig continue to take their maiden campaign in the Bundesliga to new heights with Ralph Hasenhüttl's side now ranked alongside FC Bayern München at the head of the standings. Their 3-1 win at home to 1. FSV Mainz 05 on Matchday 10 was a fifth successive triumph and came courtesy of a Timo Werner brace and Emil Forsberg's fourth goal of the season.

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