Tuesday night at the BayArena, Bayer Leverkusen defeated Atlético (2-0) to surpass his evening rival and go into second place in Group B.
Bayer Leverkusen – Atletico Madrid Played on 09/13/ 2022
The opening attempt of the game therefore went in favor of the home team, with Mario
Hermoso (7th) successfully repelling Piero Hincapié, author of an outstanding cross towards
Adam Hloek. Following a questionable handball by Edmond Tapsoba on a header from
Felipe, Colchonera will respond almost twenty minutes later, with a penalty not given (23
rd). Kerim Demirbay’s penalty-kick attempt, which flirted with Lukas Hrdeck’s right post in
the 25th minute, gave Bayer the decisive advantage at the end of these depressing 45 minutes.
After leaving the locker room, the minor German advantage persisted as Patrik Schick hit Ivo
Grbi with a long shot and Hloek failed to frame his rebound recovery (48′).
However, Rodrigo de Paul’s collision with Hrádeck on a lovely curl in the 67th minute provided Madrid with their sole opportunity (three shots on goal). Too little to trouble the B04, who successfully gained the upper hand towards the game’s conclusion. First up was Robert Andrich, who entered the court with a flat foot (1-0, 84′), followed by Moussa Diaby, who was served back by Jeremie Frimpong (2-0, 87′).
A decisive end to the game
Even though Antoine Griezmann came on at the hour mark and the Spanish team produced
some beautiful passes, the Germans won the game in the dying moments. To start the
scoring, Robert Andrich first took advantage of Jeremie Frimpong’s excellent performance,
who had just entered the game (84th).
Furthermore, Moussa Diaby took advantage of a young Dutch team’s offer three minutes later to come and double the wager and score his first goal of the season (87th). As a result of this triumph, Bayer Leverkusen is now able to face their evening opponent in this group B’s classification.
Bayer Leverkusen vs Atletico
Bayer Leverkusen (4-2-3-1): Hrádecký – Hincapié, Tapsoba (Bakker, 89th ) , Tah, Kossounou – Demirbay, Andrich – Hudson-Odoi (Amiri, 90th +1), Hložek (Frimpong , 69th ), Diaby (Azmoun, 89th ) – Schick (Aránguiz, 89th ) . Coach: Gerardo Seoane.
Atlético de Madrid (5-3-2): Grbić – Molina (Griezmann, 63rd ) , Witsel, Felipe, Hermoso, Reinildo (Carrasco, 62nd ) – Llorente, Koke, Saúl (De Paul, 46th ) – Morata ( Cunha, 73rd ) , Felix (Correa, 73rd ) . Coach: Diego Simeone.