It is set to become one of the classics of Europe's top competition. Bayer 04 Leverkusen return to face the Red & White club in the next edition of the UEFA Champions League, with whom they last met in the 2019/20 season. In that group stage we advanced to the next knockout stage. Each team came away with a win and it remained in the fan's memory as a high-tension duel.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen qualified for this year's Champions League as third in the Bundesliga by a comfortable 64 points. They won 19 games, drew seven and lost eight, scoring 80 goals and conceding 47. Offensive gunpowder from the hand of their trident, formed by: Patrick Shick, Czech striker who scored 24 goals and dished out 5 assists. He was seconded by Moussa Diaby, with 13 goals and 12 assists, and finished off by the young pearl Florian Wirtz, who at 18 years of age, distributed 10 assists and contributed 7 goals.
Their stadium, the BayArena, is a fortress difficult to storm. The more than 30.000 people who accompany their team create one of the most deafening atmospheres in Europe. Having become a regular fixture in the Champions League, they reached the final in the 2001/02 season, as well as holding a UEFA Cup in the 87/88 season.
The squad, coached by the Gerardo Seoane, has undergone few changes in the current transfer window, maintaining the same block of players that performed so well last season. A combination of experience and youth at the service of an attacking coach, focused on Shick, Diaby and Wirtz, to fight with Atlético de Madrid.