Bayer Leverkusen’s season isn’t going as planned

Consecutive defeats for Bayer Leverkusen to start their 2018/19 Bundesliga campaign isn’t something head coach Heiko Herrlich had in mind. Many had predicted Die Werkself to challenge Bayern Munich for the title after a strong summer of recruitment following a successful campaign last season.

The 46-year-old brought European football back to the BayArena, finishing fifth and just missing out on a return to Champions League football on goal difference to Borussia Dortmund. Europa League football will have to do but the vibe around Leverkusen playing in Europe once again is positive.

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