Bayer Leverkusen failed in the eighth finale of the Europa League on Atalanta Bergamo. The opportunity recycling was miserable.
Leverkusen (SID) The misfortunes Moussa Diaby looked sad on the raging away block and directed the nozzles. Twice the French striker star of Bayer Leverkusen had the huge opportunity to lead the leadership, twice he was overasting the goalkeeper of Atalanta Bergamo – and Bayer ripped off the europe League in the 16th place.
The dream of a long European Cup journey was sooner than hoped for. The Werkself lost your eighth-final return match against the tactical clever Italians through a gate of Jeremie Boga in the injection time with 0: 1 (0: 0). The first leg had already lost Bayer 2: 3.
Bayer Leverkusen “very disappointed”
“We did it better than in the first leg,” said central defending Jonathan Tah: “We are very disappointed, it was more possible.” At the late goal (90. + 1), Tah had just let his opponent Boga pass away.
Supertalent Florian Wirtz (Cruciate ligament), Jeremie Frimpong (seasonal from Syndesmoseriss) and Patrik Schick (muscle faser): Bayer coach Gerardo Seoane missed three important support on Thursday. After all, Robert Andrich and Karim Bellarabi returned to survived injuries in the 61st minute.
The initial minutes belonged before 19,871 spectators with slight advantages Atalanta. With the first and initially only conclusion of Luis Muriel, who had hit twice in the first leg, Bayer captain and goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky had no problems (6.). More dangerous it was for Atalantante Keeper Juan Musso, who responded to the freestanding diaby (8.).
As a result, both teams neutralized initially, emerging offensive actions were suffocated in the germ. The last risk in the last third, both teams did not work. From the offensive spectacle from the first leg, the game was far away as expected.
A shot of Diaby from a promising position blocked the outstanding Merih Demiral, which made Amine ADLA hardened life. Ruslan Malinowskyj tried it on the other side for Atalanta (32nd), but shot exactly on Hradecky.
At the end of the first half Atalanta moved the pace a bit: Muriels shot from a pointed angle blocked Timothy Fosu mensah to the corner (35.). A direct free kick from Muriel went past a few minutes later on the goal.
Bayer came with a lot of momentum from the break and awarded the huge opportunity to the lead: Diaby ran on Musso alone, but failed on the long stopping backman. Kerem Demirbay’s native was blocked by Demiral. Referee Francois Letexier Haps because of a supposed hand game at Var – no penalty.