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  • December 10, 2011
  • • 12:30 PM
  • • HDI-Arena, Hannover
  • Referee: P. Gagelmann
  • • Attendance: 44800
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Bundesliga Preview: Hannover - Bayer Leverkusen

Bundesliga Preview: Hannover - Bayer Leverkusen

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Goal.com previews the action as the home side looks to end its five-match winless run in the league, while the visiting side aims to make up ground on the pace-setters.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

HANNOVER
Hannover 96
Zieler
Cherundolo, Haggui, Pogatetz, Schulz
Stindl, Schmiedebach, Pinto, Rausch
Schlaudraff, Abdellaoue

  BAYER LEVERKUSEN
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 
Leno
Castro, Reinartz, Friedrich, Kadlec

Bender, Rolfes
Sam, Ballack, Schurrle
Derdiyok


Christian Pander is likely to miss out after suffering with flu in midweek, with Konstantin Rausch likely to step in on the left side of midfield. Manuel Schmiedebach was replaced in the 1-1 draw with Freiburg, but is set to be fit for the visit of Robin Dutt's men. Elsewhere, Lars Stindl is likely to to return to the starting lineup.

Robin Dutt is set to name a side with minimal changes from the side that drew with Genk in midweek. Daniel Schwaab is likely to be replaced by Manuel Friedrich at the heart of defense, while Omer Toprak misses out due to a back injury. Long term casualties Rene Adler, Tranquillo Barnetta and Renato Augusto remain sidelined.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • Hannover defender Karim Haggui joined the club from Bayer Leverkusen two years ago.

  • Since beating Bayern Munich 2-1 in October, Hannover has won a solitary match, but none of its Bundesliga clashes.
  • Leverkusen's injured Swiss star Tranquillo Barnetta had a spell on loan at the AWD Arena at the beginning of his career, scoring two goals in seven Bundesliga games.
  • This fixture ended in a 2-2 draw last season, but Leverkusen triumphed 2-0 when the two sides met at the BayArena.
  • Bayer Leverkusen is the only side to reach the Champions League final without having won its domestic league.

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Available Squads
1Bernd LenoGoalkeeper
3Daniel SchwaabDefender
2Manuel FriedrichDefender
24Michal KadlecDefender
6Simon RolfesMidfielder
8Lars BenderMidfielder
18Sidney SamMidfielder
27Gonzalo CastroDefender
14Andre SchürrleStriker
11Stefan KießlingStriker
19Eren DerdiyokStriker
-David Yelldell
6Bastian OczipkaDefender
3Stefan ReinartzMidfielder
13Michael BallackMidfielder
5Hanno BalitschMidfielder
-M. OrtegaMidfielder
18Nicolai JörgensenStriker
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