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Bayer Leverkusen sign Sven Bender from Borussia Dortmund

Sven Bender, right, will join brother Lars, left, at Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayer Leverkusen have signed Germany international Sven Bender from Borussia Dortmund for a reported €15 million fee.

Bender, 28, will join his twin brother Lars at Leverkusen after signing a four-year contract. The pair last played together at club level at 1860 Munich in 2009.

The versatile midfielder leaves BVB after eight largely successful years, and as one of the key members of the back-to-back title winning team earlier this decade.

Bender said on the official BVB website: "Only a few...

Sven Bender and Lukasz Piszczek's errors prove fatal against Monaco

DORTMUND, Germany -- The show must go on -- only one day after the attack on Borussia Dortmund's team bus on Tuesday, injuring centre-back Marc Bartra, BVB's home leg against AS Monaco in the quarterfinal of the Champions League was played on Wednesday night. As the horrible events will have taken a lasting impression on the players, the following player ratings are to be taken with a big grain of salt. Final score: 3-2 to the guests.

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Sven Bender back in Dortmund training after recovering from injury

Sven Bender has played only twice for Borussia Dortmund this season.

Sven Bender is back in first team training at Borussia Dortmund after playing just two matches this season because of injuries.

Bender, 27, suffered an injury while playing for Germany at the 2016 Olympics.

The defender returned to action late last year, playing against Hoffenheim and Augsburg, but then injured ankle ligaments in a friendly against Paderborn and has been sidelined ever since.

On Thursday, Bender resumed training when he joined players not involved in the Champions League win over...

Borussia Dortmund's Zorc angry as Sven Bender faces six weeks out

Sven Bender had recently returned from an injury suffered at the Olympics.

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has hit out at Paderborn after Sven Bender was ruled out for six weeks by an injury he suffered in a friendly against them.

Bender, who sustained the injury in a late challenge by Sven Michel, was taken to hospital for tests with coach Thomas Tuchel saying his injury "doesn't look good."

The 27-year-old had only returned to the BVB squad late last year after recovering from an injury picked up at the Olympics.

It is now feared he suffered a ligament...

Sven Bender suffers ankle injury in Borussia Dortmund friendly

Little-used midfielder Sven Bender should expect significant minutes against Qabala.
Sven Bender had recently returned from an injury suffered at the Olympics.

Borussia Dortmund defender Sven Bender faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury in the 6-1 friendly win at Paderborn on Tuesday.

Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel told reporters he believed the injury "doesn't look good."

Bender, 27, only returned to the BVB squad late last year after recovering from an injury picked up at the Olympics.

Ahead of the restart of the Bundesliga season at the weekend, Tuchel identified Bender as one of the team's leaders, telling ESPN FC's Raphael Honigstein...

Dembele the lone bright spot as Dortmund limp to a draw vs. Augsburg

Borussia Dortmund's dire form continued, as they were unable to beat  FC Augsburg on Tuesday night. The 1-1 draw does mean that Dortmund end 2016 without a loss this calendar year at the Westfalenstadion.

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The most positive news came before the match started with midfielder Julian Weigl announcing that he has penned a new deal until 2021. Any contract extension for a promising youngster is huge news for the club that is still struggling to keep hold of its assets each summer.