Leverkusen's midfielder Lars Bender celebrates after scoring the 2-0 during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer Leverkusen vs FC Augsburg in Leverkusen, western Germany, on February 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ
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Lars Bender of Leverkusen celebrates after the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Real Sociedad de Futbol and Bayer Leverkusen at Estadio Anoeta on December 10, 2013 in San Sebastian, Spain.
Credit: Alex Grimm
Sven (R) and Lars Bender attend the Germany press conference at Hotel Chateau de Camiole on May 23, 2012 in Callian, France.
Credit: Joern Pollex
Heung Min Son (L) of Leverkusen celebrates with team mates after scoring the opening goal during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Augsburg at BayArena on September 24, 2014 in Leverkusen, Germany.
Credit: Sascha Steinbach
Lars Bender of Bayer Leverkusen and Sead Kolasinac of FC Schalke 04 battle for the ball during the Bundesliga match between Bayer Leverkusen and FC Schalke 04 at BayArena on February 15, 2014 in Leverkusen, Germany.
Credit: Dennis Grombkowski
Lars Bender (C) of Leverkusen scores his teams first goal against goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller (R) of Dortmund during the Bundesliga match between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund at BayArena on April 26, 2014 in Leverkusen, Germany.
Credit: Thomas Starke
Franck Ribery (L) of Muenchen challenges Lars Bender (2L) of Leverkusen during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Allianz Arena on March 15, 2014 in Munich, Germany.