2014–15 Bayer 04 Leverkusen season

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Bayer 04 Leverkusen
2014–15 season
Sporting Director Rudi Völler
Manager Roger Schmidt
Stadium BayArena
Bundesliga 4th
DFB-Pokal Quarter-finals
UEFA Champions League Round of 16
Top goalscorer League:
Son Heung-min
Karim Bellarabi
(11 each)

All:
Stefan Kießling (18)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2014–15 Bayer 04 Leverkusen season is the 111th season in the club's football history.

Season review[edit]

In the 2013–14 season, Bayer Leverkusen finished in fourth place in the Bundesliga. A very tight finish for the UEFA Champions League qualifier spot with both Borussia Mönchengladbach and VfL Wolfsburg all capable of getting fourth place. In the end, Leverkusen came back from 1–0 down to win the final game 2–1. This was a must win game for them because Wolfsburg had won their game and were in the running to finish fourth ahead of Leverkusen.

The transfer window started very early for Bayer Leverkusen as they have announced a five-year deal for Swiss international striker Josip Drmić who was previously with 1. FC Nürnberg, who were relegated on the final matchday. The transfer was announced on 12 May 2014.

Players[edit]

As of 22 July 2014[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Bernd Leno
3 Germany MF Stefan Reinartz
4 Germany DF Philipp Wollscheid
5 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Emir Spahić
6 Germany MF Simon Rolfes (captain)
7 South Korea FW Son Heung-min
8 Germany MF Lars Bender (vice-captain)
9 Switzerland FW Josip Drmić
10 Turkey MF Hakan Çalhanoğlu
11 Germany FW Stefan Kießling
13 Germany DF Roberto Hilbert
14 Greece DF Kyriakos Papadopoulos
15 Germany MF Levin Öztunalı
16 Croatia DF Tin Jedvaj (on loan from Roma)
No. Position Player
17 Poland DF Sebastian Boenisch
18 Brazil DF Wendell
19 Germany MF Julian Brandt
21 Turkey DF Ömer Toprak
22 United States GK David Yelldell
23 Australia MF Robbie Kruse
25 Croatia GK Dario Krešić
26 Italy DF Giulio Donati
27 Germany MF Gonzalo Castro (3rd captain)
35 Ukraine MF Vladlen Yurchenko
36 Germany GK Niklas Lomb
37 Germany MF Maximilian Wagener
38 Germany MF Karim Bellarabi

Players out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Germany DF Malcolm Cacutalua (at Greuther Fürth)
Greece DF Kostas Stafylidis (at Fulham)
Germany MF Dominik Kohr (at FC Augsburg)
No. Position Player
Finland MF Joel Pohjanpalo (at Fortuna Düsseldorf)
Poland FW Arkadiusz Milik (at Ajax)
South Korea MF Ryu Seung-woo (at Eintracht Braunschweig)

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
9 Switzerland FW Josip Drmić (from 1. FC Nürnberg)
25 Croatia GK Dario Krešić (from Mainz 05)
35 Ukraine MF Vladlen Yurchenko (from Shakhtar Donetsk)
16 Croatia DF Tin Jedvaj (from Roma)

Competitions[edit]

Bundesliga[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
2 VfL Wolfsburg 34 20 9 5 72 38 +34 69 Qualification to Champions League group stage
3 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 19 9 6 53 26 +27 66
4 Bayer Leverkusen 34 17 10 7 62 37 +25 61 Qualification to Champions League play-off round
5 FC Augsburg 34 15 4 15 43 43 0 49 Qualification to Europa League group stage[a]
6 Schalke 04 34 13 9 12 42 40 +2 48
Source: DFB
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winners of the 2014–15 DFB-Pokal, VfL Wolfsburg, qualified for the Champions League based on league position, the Europa League group stage spot was passed to the sixth-placed team, Schalke 04, and the Europa League third qualifying round spot was passed to the seventh-placed team, Borussia Dortmund.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
33 17 10 6 61 35  +26 61 10 6 1 39 15  +24 7 4 5 22 20  +2

Last updated: 16 May 2015.
Source: Competitive matches

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A
Result W W D L W D D D W L D W W L D W D D W L L D W W W W W W W D W L W
Position 1 1 1 5 2 3 4 6 5 5 6 4 3 4 3 4 3 6 5 6 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4
Last updated: 16 May 2015.
Source: Competitive matches

Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Matches[edit]

DFB-Pokal[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Play-off round[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 France Monaco 6 3 2 1 4 1 +3 11 Advance to knockout phase
2 Germany Bayer Leverkusen 6 3 1 2 7 4 +3 10
3 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 2 1 3 4 6 −2 7 Transfer to Europa League
4 Portugal Benfica 6 1 2 3 2 6 −4 5
Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goalscorers[edit]

This includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total goals are equal.

Rank Pos No. Nat Name Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Champions League Total
1 FW 11 Germany Stefan Kießling 8 6 4 18
2 FW 7 South Korea Son Heung-min 11 1 5 17
3 MF 38 Germany Karim Bellarabi 11 0 1 12
4 MF 10 Turkey Hakan Çalhanoğlu 6 2 3 11
5 FW 9 Switzerland Josip Drmić 6 0 0 6
6 DF 14 Greece Kyriakos Papadopoulos 2 1 1 4
7 DF 16 Croatia Tin Jedvaj 2 0 0 2
MF 19 Germany Julian Brandt 2 0 0
MF 27 Germany Gonzalo Castro 2 0 0
10 DF 4 Bosnia and Herzegovina Emir Spahić 1 0 0 1
MF 8 Germany Lars Bender 1 0 0
DF 26 Italy Giulio Donati 0 0 1
MF 6 Germany Simon Rolfes 1 0 0
MF 3 Germany Stefan Reinartz 1 0 0
DF 18 Brazil Wendell 1 0 0
DF 21 Turkey Ömer Toprak 1 0 0
TOTALS 56 10 15 81

Last updated on 5 October 2014

Assists[edit]

This includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by shirt number when total assists are equal.

Rank Pos No. Nat Name Bundesliga Champions League DFB-Pokal Total
1 MF 10 Turkey Hakan Çalhanoğlu 5 4 0 9
2 MF 27 Germany Gonzalo Castro 7 0 1 8
MF 38 Germany Karim Bellarabi 4 3 1
4 FW 11 Germany Stefan Kießling 3 2 0 5
DF 13 Germany Roberto Hilbert 5 0 0
6 MF 19 Germany Julian Brandt 1 0 3 4
7 FW 7 South Korea Son Heung-min 2 1 0 3
MF 8 Germany Lars Bender 3 0 0
9 DF 17 Poland Sebastian Boenisch 1 0 1 2
10 MF 23 Australia Robbie Kruse 1 0 0 1
DF 16 Croatia Tin Jedvaj 1 0 0
DF 21 Turkey Ömer Toprak 0 1 0
DF 18 Brazil Wendell 1 0 0
FW 9 Switzerland Josip Drmić 1 0 0
DF 21 Greece Kyriakos Papadopoulos 1 0 0
Total 28 10 6 41

Last updated on 5 October 2014

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