Leverkusen boss Bosz aiming for Champions League miracle

Ross Houston
November 9, 2019

Atletico Madrid could have secured qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League had they won away at Bayer Leverkusen, but they still have work to do as they were beaten 2-1 by the German side on Wednesday night.

The Black Stars midfield enforcer was handed another start in the Uefa Champions League on the night when the Spanish top-flight side locked horns with the German side at the Bay Arena on matchday 4 of the European competition.

A freaky Thomas Partey own goal gave Leverkusen the lead on 41 minutes at the BayArena before Germany global Kevin Volland bagged a second shortly after the break.

Leverkusen doubled their tally ten minutes after recess through Kevin Volland. Bayer Leverkusen were better in that opening period and, although they didn't create too much in the way of clear-cut chances, they didn't actually have to as Felipe came close to scoring an own goal only to be saved by the crossbar and as Thomas Partey did then head into his own net in freaky fashion in the 41st minute.

Leverkusen extended their lead 10 minutes after the break.

Atletico Madrid came out highly motivated but still the goals were scored at the other end of the pitch as Karim Bellarabi's square pass into the box found Volland, who made no mistake to tap home on 55 minutes.

It has been more than 15 years since a team managed to progress in the Champions League despite losing their first three games when Newcastle United managed to finish second in 2002/03 group stages by winning all of their last three games.

The visitors took over control especially after Amiri received his marching orders for a rude foul play to Santiago Arias with six minutes remaining until the final whistle.

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