Preview: Atletico Madrid v Bayer Leverkusen team news
Spain- Atletico Madrid takes on Bayer Leverkusen in Group D of the Champions League at the Wanda Metropolitano in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
Diego Simeone‘s are favourites and lie second in the group on four points, while Leverkusen are last having lost both of their group matches to Lokomotiv Moscow and Juventus.
Leverkusen face an uphill task with Atletico are on a nine-match unbeaten run at home to German clubs in European football. Meanwhile, they have only lost three of their last 24 matches in continental competition.
Leverkusen’s Kevin Volland is Leverkusen’s top scorer this season with four goals in all competitions.
Leverkusen have only lost three of their last 12 away games in Europe, scoring 10 goals in that time.
Peter Bosz side have reached the knockout stages in seven of their last eight Champions League campaigns.
Leverkusen last meeting with Atletico to a goalless draw at their former stadium, the Vicente Calderon.
Atletico: Oblak (GK)Trippier, Gimenez, Felipe, Hermoso, Koke (c), Thomas, Saul, Lemar, Morata, Costa
Out: Vrsaljko (knee), Felix (ankle)
Doubtful: Savic (hamstring), Vitolo (hamstring)
Coach: Diego Simeone
Leverkusen: Hradecky (GK)Weiser, Tah, S. Bender, L. Bender (c) , Baumgartlinger, Demirbay, Havertz, Amiri, Volland, Alario
Out: Aranguiz (metatarsal/thigh), Bailey (torn hamstring), Sinkgraven (thigh), Wendell (thigh)
Coach: Peter Bosz