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Kai Havertz lights up Leverkusen amid hopes that trophy wait is nearing end | Andy Brassell | Football

Paulinho (right) scored twice, including the final goal in the 4-0 victory.

All things come to those who wait, and they certainly did for Bayer Leverkusen this weekend. They made it back into the top four. They did it by sweeping aside Eintracht Frankfurt who – after beating them 6-1 in the corresponding fixture last spring on their way to pipping Adi …

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Bayern Munich threaten to fluff lines with minds occupied by Chelsea tie | Andy Brassell | Football

Bayern Munich threaten to fluff lines with minds occupied by Chelsea tie | Andy Brassell | Football

It’ll be alright on the night, they hope. With such a tight race at the top of the Bundesliga, there shouldn’t really have been time for a Bayern Munich dress rehearsal as they get set to restart their Champions League campaign. Yet what they served up on Friday night’s game …

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As Klinsmann dives for cover, Hertha and Nouri are left to find feet | Andy Brassell | Football

Jürgen Klinsmann takes in the atmosphere on his managerial debut for Hertha back in November.

After a reshuffle, it can be tough to find your bearings. As Alexander Nouri, now the interim head coach of Hertha BSC, felt his way into his new role, with the club’s sporting director Michael Preetz a few seats further down the bench, he didn’t want to tear his eyes …

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Leipzig dig in to earn Bayern Munich’s respect and keep title race on the boil | Andy Brassell | Football

Bayern Munich fans show their support for their team at the Allianz Arena.

“There was a lot in it but at the same time,” said Thomas Müller, “there was nothing in it.” One of Bayern’s very sharpest minds (and tongues) hit the nail on the head for the umpteenth time in a career every bit as interesting off the pitch as it has …

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