Rewind to 2002

Leverkusen's drei spell

May 30, 2013
By Robin Hackett
Benfica have ended the season empty-handed after finishing runners-up in the league, cup and Europa League. In 2002, Bayer Leverkusen suffered similar disappointment as they ended up second-best in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and Champions League.

"The football god is not from Leverkusen" - Michael Ballack, May 15, 2002

On April 21, Bayer Leverkusen were still on course for the most successful season in their history under new coach Klaus Toppmoller.

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