Atlético outside troubling. Try luck in Leverkusen
Atlético Madrid in recent times has not had luck on playgrounds rivals, which will attempt to break the cup in Europe. Tuesday night was an interesting opportunity in Leverkusen, where as the eighth finals challenger compete with domestic Bayer.
Tuesday night BayArena hosts a very interesting duel in which both rivals faced with some curse. Atlético Madrid in recent weeks failed to bring more points out of the stadium and the opponent will want to remedy. Home Bayer again overcome a problematic phase of the knockout stage of the Champions League, because the border last 16 best clubs never surpassed in the eighth round and ultimately lost.
Among other things this is a reprise combat two years old. At the end of February, beginning also in Germany. Home Bayer Leverkusen managed to beat rival Madrid thanks to the only goal of the Turkish youth Çalhanoğlua and much has not helped also exclude visiting midfielder Tiago. Retaliation in Madrid for the Germans but did not fare well, because through the gate Suarez particularly successful penaltám advanced Colchoneros and Bayer again, leaving only tears. Which now they want to correct.
German whole matter is not too good in the Bundesliga since its beginning and have lost nine matches. It was just the current eighth place in the table, which is not for his ambitious fans of anything joyful. On the other hand, in European cups this German team in terms of knowledge and a better bet may primarily to solid domestic form. Already in ten duels in the BayArena not lost at home and it was an encouraging atmosphere they want to rely as to overcome the eight-finals, they have never failed.
Now they hope that their form will help defeat Atletico despite the fact that the bookies bonuses kenya whole Madrid got twice in the last three years into the finals. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno But believe: 'Why can not we Atlético beat them? If we play the way we are in the Champions League are used to, then it can be anything at all. We are committed, well-prepared and we intend to really step on the gas. It is for this game very look forward, "said an experienced support between the three poles.
The only problem could be perhaps just the absence of the Turkish Çalhanoğlua clever hands, which is not due to breach of contract by Bayer to use until the end of the season. Injuries then hit a defender Jonathan Taha. On the other hand, is more injured players, including Tiago, Diego Godín, Juanfran and Augusto Fernandez.
Atlético will be a challenge, because even though he's not doing very well and the game does not have such stability as before, in his cups it goes well. In 2014 and 2016, the Spanish giant even got to the finals, where he fell versus urban rival. Both clubs managed their last two league appearances. While Bayer cope with Eintracht and Augsburg, visiting a whole has had three points against Celta Vigo and Sporting Gijon.
The good news for Atletico's goalkeeper Clouds return, which should be ready after the December operation. Now duel against Sporting was memorable for Kevin Gameiro, who alternated in the end and finally decided hat trick. A coach Diego Simeone is well aware of his qualities: "In the last fifteen minutes we improved, but it was Gameiro who we won the game. Hattrick as a substitute for such a short time, it was something amazing. I hope that we will similarly well in Germany. "