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18 October 2016
Bender, Mehmedi frustrated at failure to punish Tottenham
Lars Bender and Admir Mehmedi were frustrated not to beat Tottenham, but Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt looked at the positives.
15 July 2016
Bender brothers, Meyer make Germany squad for Olympics
Sven and Lars Bender have been named in Germany's squad for the Olympics, along with Max Meyer, Leon Goretzka and Serge Gnabry.
1 December 2015
Lars Bender undergoes ankle surgery
Bayer Leverkusen have announced captain Lars Bender will be unavailable until the new year after undergoing ankle surgery.
29 September 2015
Leverkusen's Bender rues Barcelona late show
Lars Bender and Christoph Kramer reflected on missed opportunities as Bayer Leverkusen found themselves on the end of a Barcelona comeback.
17 March 2015
Bayer's Bender fit to face Atletico Madrid
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender is fit to face Atletico Madrid in their UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg on Tuesday.
3 December 2014
Schmidt hopes 'Bayern effect' will help injuries
Bayer Leverkusen coach Roger Schmidt hopes a trip to Bayern Munich on Saturday will help speed up the recovery of his injured players.
22 October 2014
Bender pleased with Leverkusen effort
Stand-in Bayer Leverkusen captain Lars Bender felt his side were worth all three points in their 2-0 win over Zenit on Wednesday.
1 October 2014
Bender thrilled with 'backs to the wall' win
Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Lars Bender praised the spirit of his side after their comfortable 3-1 UEFA Champions League win over Benfica.
21 August 2014
Bender close to Leverkusen return
Lars Bender could return for Bayer Leverkusen's opening Bundesliga clash with Borussia Dortmund after recovering from a thigh problem.
24 July 2014
If not Vidal then who? Six alternatives for Manchester United to consider
Conflicting reports claim the Chilean's move to Old Trafford isn't so certain.
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