Another Champions League matchday is here as Atleti look to secure qualification for the last 16. Our team faces Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena on Wednesday at 9 pm CET. If we win and Juventus beat Lokomotiv Moscow, we will qualify for the competition’s next round.
Simeone’s men are currently top of Group D with seven points, tied with Juventus. On the other hand, Bayer Leverkusen are yet to earn any points, which means that they need to win Wednesday’s match in order to stay alive in the Champions League.
We have encountered the German club seven times in UEFA competitions, registering three wins, three draws and one defeat. Atleti are the team that has scored the most headers so far in the group stage, the last of which was netted by Morata in our previous clash against Bayer Leverkusen (1-0).
Peter Bosz’s side lost 2-1 to Bundesliga leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach in their last game. Kevin Volland – five goals and two assists – is their main man so far this season, whereas Sven Bender is the player who has completed the most successful passes (258) so far in the Champions League.
Damir Skomina will be the referee of the game. The Slovenian already officiated our UEFA Super Cup win over Chelsea and our Europa League semi-finals away match against Valencia.