After a brief hiatus, those German teams who are still involved in European competitions have returned to the training pitch. The Bundesliga concluded their pandemic-delayed season at the end of last month already, but many still have business to take care of, including Bayern Munich against Chelsea in the Champions League, and, as you may have guessed from the title of this post, Bayer Leverkusen in the Europa League.
Bayer could in fact be considered one of the favorites for the competition, especially as it’s set to transition to a single-elimination tournament held in Germany instead of the usual home-and-away two-legged ties. As we should know from a certain match held in Germany, anything can happen in 90 minutes (well, 120 plus penalties but who’s counting).
The reason we care about any of this is course a certain Kai Havertz, who’s increasingly looking likely to join Chelsea this summer in a move that should set up well for winning every match by a 5-4 hockey score next season.