Bayern beats Leverkusen 3-1 as winter break ends

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"I've already said everything about that", Heynckes said to more questions on his future at the team's winter training camp in Qatar.

Lewandowski, the Bundesliga's top-scorer with 15 goals in 17 games so far, is labouring with a knee injury while Hummels has a groin strain and the away match at Leverkusen's BayArena has come too early.

Bayern are expected to be without experienced pair Mats Hummels and Lewandowski, who are both still recovering from injuries.

There is good news regarding Joshua Kimmich, who has been deemed ready to at least be selected in the travelling party, even if there are still some doubts about his fitness following an illness.

"I've been friends with Usain for four years now, we play football and hang out sometimes", 20-year-old Bailey told Bundesliga.com after posting a picture of himself alongside Bolt last month.

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Lewandowski's absence means Sandro Wagner is likely to be handed his first start in his second spell for the club, having joined from Hoffenheim at the start of January for a figure reported to be in the region of Euro 12million.

When asked about Leverkusen's record, he added: "They have not won 12 consecutive games for nothing, and FC Bayern have not won in Leverkusen for five years". He can also play well with his back to goal. It was the Spaniard Martinez who smashed home from close range, after Arturo Vidal headed an Arjen Robben corner against Sven Bender, and the ex-Atletico Bilbao man reacted first to score the first goal of the Rückrunde. Leverkusen are a convincing team.

The hosts were by no means poor in this game, but a string of loose moments in defence would eventually hurt them as they were unable to keep Bayern at bay.

"They (Leverkusen) are a young, hungry and highly talented side which has a lot of imagination", said head coach Jupp Heynckes in yesterday's press conference.

Once both teams settled into the game and began to focus on controlling possession, Bayern started to assert their dominance and take charge of proceedings. "It's going to be hard".

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