Leverkusen braced for decisive triple-header

After showing their gritty side in downing Eintracht Frankfurt, third-placed Bayer 04 Leverkusen have already turned their attentions to a blockbuster trio of fixtures against fellow European candidates FC Schalke 04, Hertha Berlin and Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen 3-0 Eintracht Frankfurt

Goals: 1-0 Kampl (70'), 2-0 Brandt (76'), 3-0 Bellarabi (89')

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Kevin Kampl (Leverkusen midfielder): "I'm really happy to be able to score so soon after coming on. Yesterday I didn't even know if I was going to be in the squad. It was a little thank you to the coach for giving me the chance, but it [the win] wasn't as clear-cut as the scoreline suggests. Frankfurt played well for long spells and had a few chances in the second half to score. It wasn't an easy win, we had to fight and that's what made the difference. The aim is to finish third and hopefully we won't finish any lower."

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