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Lars Bender

27-Year-Old Midfielder     Bayer Leverkusen  Bundesliga


Birthdate:  April 27, 1989    Birthplace:  Rosenheim, Germany    Nationality:  Germany    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  170 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


Lars Bender Contract Information:

Signed a 10-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen in August of 2009.

September 27, 2016    Lars Bender News

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Bender conceded one goal and made 13 tackles, seven clearances, and four interceptions in Tuesday's 1-1 Champions League group stage draw against Monaco. He also won two aerial duels and played one cross.

Bender's performance on the grand European stage stood out, as he exhibited incredible defensive capabilities to hold Monaco off the scoresheet until the 93rd minute when Kamil Glik scored a brilliant volley to rob Leverkusen of earning three points. Bender could resume a more regular role in the starting XI now that he has recovered from his ankle injury and is performing well. Bayer Leverkusen face Borussia Dortmund this Saturday.

Lars Bender – Season Projections
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Season League Team Mins Goals Assists Shots SOT Pass Com. Acc. Cross Crosses Tckls Won Fouls Won
2016 Proj. Bundesliga Bayer Leverkusen 1964 2 2 24 9 1093 4 15 76 29
Lars Bender – Stats
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Season League Team Appear. Starts Min Goals Assists Shots SOG Cross Fl Drn Fl Com Tackles Int Blocks CS YC RC
2015 UCL Bayer Leverkusen 2 2 134 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 8 6 0 0 1 0
2016 UCL Bayer Leverkusen 2 2 141 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 13 10 0 0 0 0

2016 Game Log   Lars Bender
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2016-9Sep 27 UCL @MCO * 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016-9Sep 14 UCL CSK * 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Lars Bender: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 10, 2016

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Bender (ankle) is starting on Saturday against Hamburger.

Bender suffered his injury during the Olympics gold medal match, but he recovered enough over the recent international break to reclaim his spot in the starting XI.

August 23, 2016

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Bender will miss the season opener against Borussia Monchengladbach after suffering an ankle injury in the Olympic final match.

Bender's injury woes continue after guiding Germany to the silver medal in the Rio 2016 Olympics. He will be sidelined until after the international break. New summer signing Julian Baumgartlinger will likely have an increased role in the starting XI.

May 11, 2016

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Bender broke his left wrist in Saturdayís match against Borussia Monchengladbach and will miss the season finale match this Saturday against Ingolstadt 04, the club reports.

Bender has missed a majority of Bayer Leverkusenís matches this season due to injury but has still managed to lead the team in tackles per game and register the second most interceptions per game. Bender will have plenty of competitive football to look forward to next season, as Bayer Leverkusen will compete in the Champions League and certainly will be a force in the Bundesliga.

May 1, 2016

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Bender scored a goal in Saturdayís 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin.

The German midfielder put in a great performance in Saturdayís win, scoring his first Bundesliga goal this season and the teamís second goal of the day off of a Hakan Calhanoglu free kick. He played well in defense too, making four tackles, two interceptions, and three clearances. All in all, it was an encouraging performance for Bender, who will look to finish his season strong in the last two matches after missing most of the season due to an ankle injury. Bayer Leverkusen plays away at Borussia Monchengladbach this Saturday.

April 1, 2016

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Bender is back in the squad ahead of Bayer Leverkusenís match against Wolfsburg on Friday, according to manager Roger Schmidt.

Bender was able to train without any issues but is still not fully fit. Therefore, he will likely see limited playing time, if any, after being sidelined since October with an ankle injury. Before he went down with injury, Bender started seven Bundesliga matches and notched one assist. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor his return to match fitness before putting the Werkself captain in their lineups.

November 28, 2015

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Bender is scheduled to undergo ankle surgery Tuesday and will be out until 2016, reports.

Bender has not played since making a substitute appearance during a German Cup match back on Oct. 28, though his absence isn't likely to affect too many fantasy rosters given that he plays as a defensive midfielder.

October 2, 2014

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Bender produced a typical captain's performance as he and Leverkusen impressed in a 3-1 victory Wednesday against Benfica in Champions League Group C.

Bender was seemingly everywhere as Leverkusen dominated last season's Primeira Liga champions. Defensively he was very solid, was unlucky to hit the post early on and was involved in good build-up play to Heung-Min Son's goal. Bender was eventually substituted to make room for defender Giulio Donati in the 82nd minute with the game all but won.