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Bundesliga

Bayer and Gladbach face off with Europe the aim

Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Mönchengladbach meet on Matchday 16 with both keen taking a major step towards on qualifying for the UEFA Champions League next season (kick-off 18:30CET/17:30GMT).

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History

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Top facts

    Leverkusen went 26 games in a row against Gladbach without losing between 1994 and 2010 (the longest such run in the history of the Bundesliga).Only against Stuttgart have Leverkusen scored more goals (126) than against Gladbach (121).Die Werkself have only failed to score twice in their last 32 meetings with the Foals.One of those, however, was the sides' last meeting. Gladbach's 3-0 victory ended a run of three straight defeats.In the last 14 meetings between this pair, there have been a total of 56 goals scored.The highest-scoring game came on 30 October 1998: an 8-2 win for Leverkusen.

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Possible line-ups:

Leverkusen: Leno – Donati, Tah, Toprak (c), Hilbert– Kramer, Kampl – Bellarabi, Calhanoglu, Mehmedi - Hernandez

Absentees: Jedvaj, Aranguiz (both fitness), Bender (ankle), Boenisch (suspended)

Gladbach: Sommer – Korb, Christensen, Nordtveit, Wendt – Dahoud, Xhaka (c) - Stindl, Raffael, Johnson – Drmic

Absentees: Dominguez (back), Stranzl (fitness), Herrmann (knee), Traore (thigh), Hahn (broken leg)

MD15: Gladbach 3-1 Bayern