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Kramer targets Barca after Bremen boost

Bremen - Christoph Kramer has praised Bayer 04 Leverkusen's solid start to the season and believes Saturday's 3-0 at SV Werder Bremen means they can now face FC Barcelona with confidence.

Leverkusen will head to the Camp Nou on Tuesday for the second of their UEFA Champions League group stage encounters. The injury-enforced absence of the hosts’ Lionel Messi is an unexpected boost, but Kramer told media that the victory at the Weser-Stadion, which took Roger Schmidt’s men into fifth place in the Bundesliga table, has further fuelled the Bayer squad's confidence.

Question: Christoph Kramer, this was a clear 3-0 win for your team at Werder. What did you make of the game?

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