Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Picture taken on February 14, 2013 shows Leverkusen's Hajime Hosogai of Japan runing with the ball during the UEFA Europa League football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs SL Benfica in Leverkusen, western Germany. Newly-promoted Hertha Berlin have strengthened their squad for next season's Bundesliga campaign by signing Japan midfielder Hajime Hosogai from Bayer Leverkusen for one million euros (US$1.25m), it was announced on May 19, 2013.
This is an amazing achievement ... It was not to be expected before the season. It is not something a club like Bayer Leverkusen can take for granted with the likes of Schalke, Wolfsburg and Hamburg, to name but a few, all behind us.
Wir wussten nach dem Hinspiel, wir haben eine bessere Mannschaft als Fenerbahce. Wir waren überzeugt, dass wir sie eliminieren können. Sie sind eine Mannschaft, die uns nicht viele Probleme gemacht hat. Newcastle und Bayer Leverkusen [Gegner aus vorigen Runden] sind stärker als dieses Team.
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