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Bayer Leverkusen built on their midweek Champions League win over Atletico Madrid by beating struggling Freiburg 1-0 at the BayArena.
Simon Rolfes scored the only goal of the game as Roger Schmidt's men got back to winning ways to move above both Augsburg and Schalke into fourth place.
Defeat saw Freiburg slip into the bottom two, where they join Baden-Wurttemberg rivals Stuttgart for at least the next seven days.
Stefan Kiessling was recalled to the Leverkusen starting XI after starting their last...
Hakan Calhanoglu is set to return to the Turkey national team after holding talks with coach Fatih Terim.
The Bayer Leverkusen midfielder -- who last played for the national team in a friendly against Republic of Ireland in May -- was threatened with a gun by a friend of his fellow international Goktan Tore in 2013.
In October last year, he told German television channel ZDF that Tore and the man had gained access to the hotel room he shared with Turkey and Leverkusen teammate Omer Toprak.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez reportedly had trouble breathing after a heavy challenge from Bayer Leverkusen's Kyriakos Papadopoulos during Tuesday night's Champions League clash.
Saul had to leave the pitch after the incident, which happened in the first half, and remained in Germany for treatment when the rest of the squad flew back to Madrid after the 1-0 defeat.
A statement published on the club's official website said: "Saul Niguez, under observation at the Leverkusen Clinic, is in...
Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt accused Atletico Madrid of trying to get his players booked in their Champions League clash on Wednesday.
Schmidt, who clashed with Atletico counterpart Diego Simeone on the sidelines after a foul by match-winner Hakan Calhanoglu, also hit out at Simeone's assistant German Burgos.
"The assistant coach is madness," he told ZDF TV after the match. "That's their scam, that they always send him ahead to cause a stir. But I won't put up with it."
He explained that...