BREAKING NEWS: Bayer Leverkusen fire Schmidt

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Bayer Leverkusen have sacked head coach Roger Schmidt after a poor run of form.

The BayArena side have underachieved this season and sit ninth in the Bundesliga after 23 games - they will drop to 10th if Freiburg get a draw against Eintracht Frankfurt later on Sunday.

Leverkusen were hammered 6-2 by Borussia Dortmund on Saturday in what proved the final straw for the club's board.