März Bayer scheidet im Achtelfinale aus der Champions League aus. Das vom Hinspiel ist eine zu große Hypothek. Dabei hat Leverkusen beim. Febr. Bayer wird im Achtelfinale der Champions League von Atlético teils vorgeführt. Nach dem braucht Leverkusen im Rückspiel ein. März Im Achtelfinal-Rückspiel der Champions League treffen Atlético Madrid und Bayer 04 Leverkusen aufeinander (ab Uhr im Liveticker bei.
That was a lovely effort. For a meaningless game, this has been great. Correa beats two players in a tight area and tries to swerve a left-footed daisy cutter into far corner.
It curls a couple of yards wide. Had it gone in, it would have almost identical to this goal. Another tantalising moment for Leverkusen.
Brandt beats four players in a tight area with a lovely piece of skill and then plays a through pass to Volland on the right of the box.
He tries to give Hernandez a tap-in at the far post but puts too much on his angled pass and it drifts behind for a goalkick.
Atletico begin the second half and have a half-chance after seven seconds. Wendell miscontrolled the ball straight to Griezmann, who dragged a first-time shot wide from 18 yards.
Not one single person was looking at the telly. That was a fun half of football, despite the situation in the tie. Leverkusen had a lot of half-chances, and their keeper Leno made two lovely saves at the other end.
See you in 10 minutes to see if Leverkusen can outmiracle Barcelona. Kampl dinks an elegant pass over four defenders for Hernandez, whose first-time half-volley on the turn hits Godin and spins behind for a corner.
That was a crucial block from Godin, seven yards from his own goal. Or should it be nostalgia was so damn hot right then?
Yeah, that was a golden age of Champions League football. Griezmann played a long pass infield to Koke, who fed it forward to Correa and kept running.
Correa played a square return pass with a weight that allowed Koke to smack a low first-time drive towards the bottom corner from 25 yards. Leno got down really smartly to his right to turn it behind for a corner.
A beautifully weighted touch from Griezmann allows Correa to make an angled run into the box, away from Jedvaj, before striking a near-post shot that is beautifully tipped round by Leno.
That was an exceptional save. It goes high over the bar. Three points for trying though. Hernandez turns smartly on the edge of the box before his attempted pass to Brandt is blocked by Partey.
Now that was a time for cigarettes and booze. For a finisher of his class that was a decent chance. European football should have a throw-in-the-towel option ahead of the second leg.
Vrsaljko wins a corner after a lovely one-two with the frequently outstanding Koke. The corner is swung out by Koke and headed towards goal by the under pressure Gimenez.
It loops up and is easily claimed by Leno. Monaco are up against Manchester City. They have had most of the possession and look sharp in attack, especially Bellarabi.
Another ball into him skids off his foot. It's the only, the only, way to explain his performance so far.
Min 73 Bellarabi rifles a shot at Oblak, who boxes it just in front of him as Chicharito closes in and tries to get a foot on it.
Atletico put it out for a corner. Min 70 Carrasco gives the ball to Griezmann on the right but he drives over the bar.
Min 68 Oh my god! Bayer were sure to score but Jan Oblak denies Brandt first before diving full length to reject a Volland shot, and the rebound after that before it falls to Chicharito, who drives wide across the goal.
Heroic stuff from Oblak. Min 66 Jose Gimenez with the foul this time and receives the second yellow of the night as he takes down Julian Brandt.
Looked like the German might have been through on goal there if the Uruguayan didn't catch him. Min 65 Jose Gimenez gets a head to the ball before Dragovic before he falls in a heap on the ground looking for a penalty.
Atletico Madrid substitution - that foul will be Correa's last action as he comes off and is replaced by Nico Gaitan. Min 64 Tin Jedvaj gets a yellow for hacking down Correa.
The first yellow of the night. Min 61 Bellerabi trying to get a cross in but is stopped again by Godin. Throw to Bayer and it makes its way to Chicharito, who should have had a shot but couldn't get it off before Gimenez closed him down and cleared.
Min 59 Lucas with another foul on Bellarabi and is lucky not to be booked. Free makes its way to Volland and his shot is block but it nearly makes its way to Chicharito before Atletico scramble it away.
Min 57 What a chance for Atletico. Carrasco eases the ball into Griezmann's path and he tries to chip Leno who is off his line.
So close and great thinking by the French striker! Min 55 Thomas Partey breaks with players streaming up the field to his left and right.
He choses to play it to Correa, who drops his hips and turns onto his left before firing just wide. Min 53 Julian Brandt with an excellent run with the closest control you'll see.
He passes to Volland on the right before he tries to get it across the box to Javier Hernandez. It has too much pace on it though.
Min 52 The referee orders Jose Gimenez off as he appears to have a burst lip with plenty of blood streaming from his mouth. He wants to play on but the ref won't have it.
Min 51 Thomas Partey with another really good run before Correa tries to set Carrasco loose. Leno is quick off his line and gathers before the Belgian can make it to the ball.
Min 50 He doesn't let that one go though as Volland takes Saul's legs from under him. Saul wants a card but it's not forthcoming and the Spanish midfielder is lucky he doesn't get one himself for brandishing the imaginary card.
Min 49 Atletico trying to build an attack and it appears Griezmann is pulled down but the ref plays on. He is letting plenty go for both side, it must be said.
Min 46 From the kick-off the ball lands at Griezmann's feet via a Koke long ball. He strikes it early off his left but it goes well wide.
HT as Sergei Karasev blows his whistle. A stalemate so far but Bayer will need something in order to turn this into a proper tie.
Atletico delighted as it is! Min 45 The game has opened up here. Failed clearance by Bayer lands to Thomas, who tries to swing one around the corner but it is cut out.
Min 42 That was quite funny. Vrsaljko bundles his way just outside the Bayer penalty area before hitting a pass that was far to hard at Correa.
He continues his run and catches Dragovic with a bodycheck that you might see in National Hockey League. Min 41 A chipped pass into the path of Chicharito turns into a show but Godin blocks it for a corner.
Min 40 It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway, Antoine Griezmann is key to Atletico's attack. Everything he touches turns into something good.
This time he centers the ball before Correa lays it off to Koke and his low show it turned around the post by Leno. The German keeper has been busier in the last few minutes.
Min 38 Ball by godin to Griezmann, who gives it the most gentle of touches into Correa's path but the Argentine can't beat Leno with his shot.
So close to an opener and putting this one beyond Bayer. Min 37 Kampl swings his right foot at the ball from outside the penalty area but it flies high and over Oblak's crossbar.
A frustrated and ambitious effort. Min 36 Bayer a lot more less attacking under Korkut but this time three weeks ago, they were down!
Min 34 Bayer need a goal soon. They have failed to create anything meaningful and the longer it goes, the more comfortable Atletico will feel.
Min 32 Bellarabi down now after taking a push from Lucas. No contact made but it could be a muscular injury.
Turns out it was a free he was looking for. Min 30 Saul sells Vrsaljko a little bit short as he tries to unleash him down the right.
Wendell gets a foot in. Throw to Atletico that results in a Vrsaljko cross straight into the waiting hands of Leno.
Min 28 Baumgartlinger with the ball 40 yards out and he tries a neat chip inside, but he was not on the same page as his attackers and it rolls out over the endline.
Min 27 Wendell corner makes its way all the way across the box and Brandt has a volley. It bounces along the ground, is half-cleared by Atletico and falls to Baumgartlinger.
His volley is tame and just over Oblak's crossbar. Lots ov volleys tonight. Min 26 A slightly rash challenge by Volland on Godin, where he doesn't catch him but one that Godin does not like.
He has a word with the attacker on his way back into his position and the referee has to intervene to calm things down. Min 25 Cross to Greizmann doesn't find its target but Jedvaj headers it up into the air.
Koke gets underneath and volleys it high and up into the stand. Min 24 Wendell down after a collision with Vrsaljko in the air but he is back up and ready to return to the action, it looks like.
Min 23 Correa tries to take on a Bayer defender but he is stopped in his tracks before it lands to Koke, who drives a cross low and along the ground that Leno gets down to save.
Min 21 Brandt and Wendell link up before the former gets a cross to Chicharito as he skies it over the bar. Min 19 Few real chances for either side so far.
As I said earlier, it is very disjointed. Atletico don't need a goal but they are still half-looking for one while Bayer are in need of one soon but don't want to throw the kitchen sink at Atletico just yet.
Min 16 Diego Godin is down in a heap after catching a blow to the head, it appears. He is back up again and replays show that Volland had looked for him as he backed up and might have caught him with a light elbow but Godin points out, correctly, that he was not playing the ball.
Min 15 Correa with a golden opportunity to make it as Carrasco swings it in and Koke lays it off to him. He gets a shot away but it is half-blocked and stops dead in front of the goals before Bayer make their way up the field for their own attack.
Brandt has it in a dangerous position but he can't get turned to swing a foot at it as Gimenez gets a toe to it. Min 14 Vrsaljko with a really good run down the right but it is brought to a swift end by Kevin Kampl who slides in ferociously.
Min 13 Bayer the ones with the lion's share of possession now. Atletico happy to let them throw it aorund the back as they can't find an opening in their opponents' back line.
Min 11 Vrsaljko wins a corner as his first time cross is blocked. Gimenez wins the header from the cross but he can't get enough power on it to beat Leno.
Min 11 Griezmann with a backheel into the air that makes its way to Koke, but he can't make his way towards goal or fashion a shot.
Min 9 Atletico gets the ball down again ans start to control this one. It might be a lot of back and forth like this for the 90 given the nature of that score.
Thomas has started well in the middle. Min 7 Vrsaljko has a run at Wendell but the Brazilian sees him out over the side.
Corner to Atletico that comes to nothing.