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.
Last season, Peter Bosz led Bayer Leverkusen to a fourth-placed Bundesliga finish after taking over the club in January. He spoke to DW about his attacking philosophy and his conversations with the late Johan Cruyff.
Constrasting but comfortable wins for Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund keep the title race tight with four games left. At the other end, Stuttgart and Schalke's tradition and fan bases can't save them from their woes.