Bayer Leverkusen are one of three "work clubs" in Germany, and have won both the 1988 UEFA Cup and the 1993 German Cup. But it is the 2002 season, when the club lost a treble, Leverkusen are most famous for.
Founded by employees from the Bayer chemical company, Bayer Leverkusen is one of the four clubs currently in the Bundesliga where the fans don't own the controlling equity. Once they established themselves in the Bundesliga in the 1980s, they used their monetary advantage to establish themselves as a German and European footballing power. Follow all the latest on Bayer Leverkusen with DW's content, collated below.
Four different players scored for Atletico Madrid, who produced a brilliant display of attacking football against Bayer Leverkusen. Roger Schmidt's side are left staring at a last 16 exit in the Champions League.
Two late goals ensured Bayern Munich were Saturday's big winners, with all their rivals slipping up. Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock loss to lowly Darmstadt while RB Leipzig and Frankfurt also fell to defeats.
Attacking midfielder Calhanoglu faces a four-month FIFA suspension, effective immediately. The case dates back to his time with Karlsruhe as a teen, when he did not uphold a deal to move to Turkish club Trabzonspor.