Javier Hernandez’s quest to build on his blistering Bundesliga debut is going to have to wait a bit. Hernandez, 28, broke his hand falling down stairs, and surely Bayer Leverkusen will be asking a certain landlord to invest in better railings. El Tri star “Chicharito” scored 26 goals last year for Bayer, including 17 in 28 Bundesliga matches and five in European competition. The 86-times capped Mexican striker added a pair of goals in eight appearances for El Tri. From Bundesliga.com/en: The Mexican, who top-scored for Die Werkself in 2016/17 with 17 league goals, fell down the stairs in his apartment, breaking a metacarpal bone in his right hand. He was operated on at a hospital in Merheim,
Last week, UEFA warned Celtic fans that any political display during their Champions League qualifying match against Israeli team Hapoel Be'er Sheva would result in fines or future closed-door games. Police threatened fans displaying Palestinian flags with arrest. Fans responded with a huge display of Palestinian flags and a banner that read "Free Palestine." With a fine from UEFA looming, Celtic fans organized to raise money in the amount matching the inevitable fine to support Palestinian charities. So far, they've raised £100,000, much more than UEFA will fine the club. Quite a few Celtic fans are traveling to the second leg in Israel, and they've been warned not to display Palestinian flags. "There
Bayer Leverkusen have completed the signing of defender Aleksandar Dragovic from Ukrainian club Dynamo Kyiv on a five-year contract, both clubs announced on Tuesday. Austrian Dragovic was also heavily linked with a potential move to English champions Leicester City by the British media. "Kyiv was the right and important club for me but now I'm attracted to the Bundesliga as one of the best leagues in the world," Dragovic told the German club's website (www.bayer04.de).