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Germany's Bernd Leno given all-clear after blackout in Leverkusen loss

Bernd Leno will join up with Germany following medical tests.

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno has been given the all-clear to join the Germany squad after suffering a blackout in his side's defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach.

Leno, 24, put in an outstanding performance in Saturday's 2-1 loss despite having been struck in the face by an Oscar Wendt shot on 21 minutes, which he said left him unable to remember anything until the 35th minute of the game.

Despite that, he made a stop to deny Andre Hahn on 29 minutes and produced a number of other saves...

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Borussia Dortmund refused to meet Omer Toprak asking price - Rudi Voller

Borussia Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel was content following his side's hard-earned 2-1 win over Mainz.
FC's Raphael Honigstein gives his take on whether or not Dortmund and U.S. international Christian Pulisic will stay or go.
ESPN FC's Raphael Honigstein discusses Borussia Dortmund's chances to win the Bundesliga and how Carlo Ancelotti could affect those chances.
Former Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Ballack believes Mario Gotze is a rare talent in the Bundesliga.

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller said Borussia Dortmund's failure to meet Omer Toprak's asking price is the reason a move for the Turkey international defender failed to materialise.

Toprak, 27, was the subject of a €20 million bid from Dortmund earlier this month, but Leverkusen refused to budge over their valuation of the player.

He is able to leave the club for a pre-agreed fee of €12m next summer, but Voller said Leverkusen would not consider letting him depart for...

Borussia Monchengladbach 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen

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Borussia Monchengladbach ensured there would be no repeat of last season's miserable start to the season as they got their 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign off to a winning start with a 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen.

Andre Hahn gave the hosts, who started last season with five straight defeats, the lead on the stroke of half-time, but Joel Pohjanpalo brought Leverkusen level with just 12 minutes remaining.

Gladbach captain Lars Stindl ensured it would be Andre Schubert's men celebrating at the Borussia...

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Javier Hernandez eager to return to action in two weeks

While Chicharito has fit in quite well at Bayer Leverkusen, is it possible he seeks a move away from the Bundesliga side?

Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has confirmed he will return to action in two weeks after breaking his hand.

The Mexico international fell down the stairs in his home last week, but said on Twitter that the surgery was "perfect."

"Thank God the surgery went perfect," Hernandez said. "Now I have to work hard so that in approximately two weeks I can be back on the field, which I am desperate for!"

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Harry Kane can inspire Spurs in Champions League Group E

The ESPN FC crew discuss the Champions League draw.

Now that the Champions League draw has been completed, here's a preview for Group E. Who do you think will go through?

Predicted finish

1. Tottenham
2. Bayer Leverkusen
3. Monaco
4. CSKA Moscow


Back in the competition after a break of five seasons, and automatic qualifiers having finished third in last season's Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino's young team has the potential to cause a few ripples among the continent's established forces.

Striker Harry Kane is the leading man, and will...