Bayer Leverkusen vs Atlético Madrid match preview:
Atletico had a lot of problems with the “pharmacists” in the last round. The winners had only reached the finish line with a shot from Morata. It seems to us that the goal has also extinguished the last hope of the German team that it can reach one of the first two places, and they can hardly be third.
In the competition of Juventus and Athletics, they still have a fight with Lokomotiv for that third position, but it should be recalled that the Russians celebrated in the “Bay arena” in the first round.
Bayer Leverkusen team news:
Bayer won no points in the opening three rounds of the Champions League group stage. It is clear that only theory still holds Bosz’s team in the race to reach the eighth finals of the competition.
It will be extremely difficult for Bayer to reach the third place of the group, as he lost points in Leverkusen against the direct rival Lokomotiv. Nothing is supporting the hopes of everyone in Leverkusen that Bayer will play in the spring in Europe, not even the current form of the team.
Specifically, Bayer has recorded as many as four defeats and just one win in the last seven official games, last week in the DFB Cup thanks to Alari’s goal against the unconvincing Paderborn. The hosts have injury problems with defenders Lars Bender and Sinkgraven.
Probable lineup: Hradecky, Weiser, Tah, S.Bender, Wendell, Baumgartlinger, Demirbay, Bellarabi, Havertz, Volland, Alario
Atlético Madrid team news:
Despite the great reconstruction of the players over the summer, the main feature of Simeone’s Atletico game is still great combat. The key to the successes is definitely a granite defense. Atletico is showing very good results so far, although it is difficult to score, and Simeone boasts that only one point behind the leading Barcelona in the championship.
In the Champions League Atletico shares the first place of the group with Juventus. Atletico has a chance to secure next round already in Leverkusen.
The situation is far from ideal for Simeone in the away game in Leverkusen because the big question is whether he will be able to use Savic and Gimenez, who have injury problems. This match is sure to be missed by young offensive lineman Joao Felix, who is the most expensive player in Atletico’s history. Also, we won’t see Vrsaljko who is recovering from a knee injury.
Probable lineup: Oblak, Arias, Hermoso Felipe, Lodi, Koke, Thomas, Niguez, Lemar, Morata, Costa
Here we expect the guests to celebrate, and to try to win first place in the group ahead of Juventus. By doing that, they will get an easier rival in the next round.
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