• FT

    Leverkusen

    2

    FC Augsburg

    1

  • FT

    F Düsseldorf

    1

    SpVgg Fu

    0

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    Hamburg SV

    1

    Gladbach

    0

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    Mainz

    2

    Schalke 04

    2

  • FT

    Bremen

    2

    SC Freiburg

    3

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    Dortmund

    3

    Frankfurt

    0

GERMAN BUNDESLIGA

BayArena, Germany

Attendance: 22784

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Bayer Leverkusen

  • Stefan Kießling 26'
  • Lars Bender 75'

2 - 1

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FC Augsburg

  • Sascha Mölders 89'

Bayer Leverkusen v FC Augsburg: Preview

Bayer Leverkusen have little time to put their Europa League disappointment behind them as they are back in Bundesliga action against Augsburg tomorrow.

A 1-0 defeat at home to Benfica has compromised Leverkusens hopes of reaching the last 16 in Europe, and it was also their fourth game in a row without a win.

Yet all is not lost, according to captain Simon Rolfes, who is hoping his side will turn the corner tomorrow.

``We have shown in the past that we can do better than this and we were much more efficient in the first half of the season,'' he said.

``Sometimes you just need something to make the penny drop, and then the rest just comes naturally.

``We have the chance to do that against Augsburg, and then we go to Lisbon and Im keen to see what we can still do there.''

Bayers director of sport Rudi Voller is also refusing to panic after what has been a bad month of February so far.

``Things can soon change,'' he said. ``We are just lacking a bit of luck at the moment.

``Things have been going Augsburgs way since the turn of the year, on the other hand.''

Having picked up just nine points from their first 17 games of the season, the Bavarians have collected a further six in an unbeaten start to the new year, reducing the deficit on safety to nine points and giving them confidence for the trip to the BayArena.

And they could meet a weary Leverkusen, who are forced to play again less than 48 hours after leaving the field against Benfica.

``I know such situations from my playing days - two games in three days is very tough,'' said Leverkusen joint-coach Sami Hyypia in the Bild newspaper.

``The television in Germany has a lot of power and they decide when we play, we just have to deal with it, but its anything but ideal.''

Augsburgs defence is not ideal either since the in-form Ronny Philp has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury while Ja-Cheol Koo faces a late fitness test due to a swollen knee.

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