Bayer Leverkusen vs Club Brugge take on each other in Group B in their final Champions League game of the season.
Meanwhile, The German side are fully out of the competition to finish third so they can qualify for the Europa League instead or not. The UCL knockout appearance since 2016/17, and they will now need to better Atlético’s result in order to reach the UEFA Europa League play-off round.
The Bayer Leverkusen the hosts have endured some troubling form, having failed to win in five successive contests since Alonso’s first-game triumphs, culminating in a 2-0 defeat to Leipzig at the weekend.
The Spaniard may note a tendency in his side to falter as games go on, as after hitting the first goal in five of their previous six home games, Leverkusen have failed to win on three occasions (D2, L1) whilst conceding an alarming 78% of their nine goals during that run in the second half. Brugge have already registered their spot in the UCL knockout rounds and know they will secure top spot in the group should they at least match Porto’s result.
Although, the Manager, Carl Hoefkens was quick to shrug off the defeat by stating that it was a ‘’good lesson and learning moment’’ for his side who bounced back with a 4-2 win against Oostende at the weekend.
Start time: 5.45pm
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