Bundesliga

Big guns collide as Schalke welcome Leverkusen

Two of the Bundesliga's traditional powerhouses meet on Sunday evening as FC Schalke 04 entertain Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the final fixture of Matchday 14 (kick-off 17:30CET/16:30GMT).

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Schalke's superb 12-game unbeaten run in all competitions came to an end last week as they finished on the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline away to RB Leipzig. Still, coach Markus Weinzierl will be encouraged by another strong showing from his charges, and will be confident the result was merely an anomaly on a trajectory that is otherwise pointing pleasingly upwards.

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Leverkusen, meanwhile, are hoping to make it a hat-trick of consecutive victories at the VELTINS Arena. Such a result would be a welcome boon for Roger Schmidt's charges as they look to end a three-game winless streak in the Bundesliga. They went tantalisingly close to earning all three points on Matchday 13, but missed a penalty in a 1-1 draw at home to SC Freiburg.

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