"We weren't brave enough in the first half. We were better in the second, but then suddenly it was 2-0," Leverkusen midfielder Sven Bender said.
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"After many games against Leverkusen, I know about the strength of the club. And I also know how well Lars feels here," said Bender, who played 224 games in eight years at Dortmund.
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