Second round in Spain after 1-0 in Germany.
In this post tips and match review of Atletico Madrid- Bayer Leverkusen.
ATLETICO MADRID - BAYER LEVERKUSEN
It's not a great period for Atletico with just 1 win in the last 6 matches.
Tiago is banned, but Simeone is not going to use 3 forwarders (Griezmann, Torres and Mandzukic) which have rarely impressed all together during this season.
He will probably put in the middle Raul Garcia.
Also Godin is banned and that is an importance absence for Atletico since the uruguaian is really important to give order in the defensive phase and he is also a real menace during dead balls situations, especially on corner kicks.
Bayer will try to hit counterattacking and their three offensive midfielders can be really dangerous (Calhanoglu, Bellarabi and Son).
The match will be decided in the midfield. It is going to be a fight, and in our opinion Bayer can score a goal in any moment, and if they do it Atletico could be easily eliminated.
ATLETICO MADRID: Moyá; Jesus Gamez, Jiménez, Miranda, Juanfran;
Koke, Gabi, Turan, Garcia; Griezmann, Mandzukic.
BAYER LEVERKUSEN: Leno; Wendell, Toprak, Spahic, Hilbert; Bender, Castro; Bellarabi, Calhanoglu, Son; Drmic.