|Matthijs De Ligt #4||Lukáš Hrádecký #1|
|Wojciech Szczęsny #1||Mitchell Weiser #23|
|Leonardo Bonucci #19||Jonathan Tah #4|
|Alex Sandro #12||Sven Bender #5|
|Miralem Pjanić #5||Wendell #18|
|Blaise Matuidi #14||Charles Aránguiz #20|
|Federico Bernardeschi #33||Julian Baumgartlinger #15|
|Cristiano Ronaldo #7||Kai Havertz #29|
|Juan Cuadrado #16||Kevin Volland #31|
|Gonzalo Higuaín #21||Kerem Demirbay #10|
|Sami Khedira #6||Lucas Alario #13|
|2019-12-11||Champions League||Bayer Leverkusen : Juventus||0 : 2|
Turin Juventus vs Bayer Leverkusen should be one of the most interesting UEFA Champions League games on Tuesday since both clubs lost points during the 1st round. This clash will be held at Allianz Stadium, in Turin. Will Juventus take the first 3 points during this Champions League and show their desire to win long-waited Trophy? Read our thoughts about this exciting Champions League Juventus vs Bayer Leverkusen match here below.
Last time these teams met at the beginning of century also in Champions League. That time, teams played at home won matches. Juventus in Turin won against Bayer with 4:0 result, however, in returning game, Leverkusen won with 3:1 result.
Turin Juventus won an only first game this season with bigger than 2 goals difference against SPAL. Italian Serie A outsider SPAL gave a fight to Serie A favourites, however, lost this game with 2:0 result. Even controlling the match and possession Juventus look questionable and unstable as this is far from their best game. Maybe lots of new players causing some misunderstanding in-game and the team can’t find their best way of football. However, they are unbeated this season and have 5 wins out of 7 matches in different competitions.
In the first match of Champions League, they got Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano. That was a very big test for them since they started struggling this season. Even playing away, Juventus led this game by 2 goals after great Cuadrado and Matuidi goals. However, one of the strongest Worlds defence could not stand the tension of their opponents and conceded 2 returning goals. After Trippier assist Herrera scored a late goal at 90th minute and drew very important game. In general, Vecchia Signora were great in realization, since they had only 11 goal attempts. Guests created more attacks, however, Mattress makers were much dangerous.
This season, Juventus strongly concentrating on Champions League as it should be the target Nr. 1 so far. However, lots of injuries can be the big trouble for Maurizio Sarri. Unfortunately, Giorgio Chiellini, Marko Pjaca, Mattia De Sciglio, Douglas Costa and Danilo will miss next match due to injuries.
Bayer Leverkusen won two last Bundesliga matches over Augsburg and Union Berlin. Previously, they met Lokomotiv Moscow at home ground BayArena. However, surprisingly lost this game with 1:2 result against Russians. That was the first lost at home since even in Bundesliga they collected 7 points in 3 matches. In the domestic league, they stand at 6th place with 13 points, with only 1 point difference between 1st place Bayern Munich. Away Leverkusen lost only to Borussia Dortmund with 0:4 result, winning all other games.
In match over Lokomotiv, during the opening round of UEFA Champions League they lost. This result was very unexpected for them and all german football lovers since, they were better in this match but conceded on the counter-attack and due to poor defensive game. In general, all 3 goals scored Lokomotiv, since they scored an own goal. Now the situation in Group D is very complicated for them since their next opponent will be Juventus, which targeting CL trophy very seriously this season.
Unfortunately, one of the most dangerous attacking talent Leon Bailey will miss next game.
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