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Champions League Heartbreak Once More

Bayer 04 Leverkusen endured more disappointment in the UEFA Champions League, going down to two late goals in Barcelona, but Roger Schmidt and his players have every reason to be proud of their performance at Camp Nou. Continue reading Champions League Heartbreak Once More

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UCL Preview: Can Werkself Cause a Shock in Catalunya?

Roger Schmidt takes Bayer 04 Leverkusen to Barcelona as group leaders this evening. Can they take a point or three off the depleted European Champions? Continue reading UCL Preview: Can Werkself Cause a Shock in Catalunya?

Ter Stegen Barca Bound

Barca's new keeper? Pic: barca360.com
Barca’s new keeper? Pic: barca360.com

In an expected move, Borussia Moenchengladbach have confirmed that their highly rated goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will leave the club at the end of the season, and he is on his way to FC Barcelona as Victor Valdes’ replacement.

The 21 year old is one of the best young ‘keepers in Germany, and has been rumoured to be on Barca’s shopping list ever since Valdes said he would not sign a new contract at Camp Nou. Ter Stegen himself has prompted the move, seemingly taking a leaf from Valdes’ book by declaring that he will not extend his contract with his hometown club, which runs until summer 2015.

Gladbach’s Sporting Director, Max Eberl, says the club has admitted defeat when it comes to Ter Stegen. “Marc has told us he will not accept our contract offer, and therefore will not extend his current deal. It’s a great shame from our point of view, but we must accept it. We expect he will join the club about whom there has been much speculation. I expect we will come to an agreement with this club for a transfer.”

The deal should be completed in the summer, and is expected to cost around €11m.