Key Talking Point
The hosts struggled to get out of second gear during the first-half, creating just one real chance of note which was easily kept out by Bayer Leverkusen’s
Starting XI: Oblak (6); Trippier (7), Gimenez (5), Felipe (7), Lodi (8*); Koke (6), Herrera (6), Thomas (6), Saul (7); Correa (6), Costa (5).
Substitutes: Hermoso (6), Lemar (7), Morata (8).
Atléti might have left a lot to be desired on Tuesday, but summer signing Renan Lodi was their standout player by some margin, offering the hosts’ best moments in attack and doing enough in defence to keep
Renan Lodi is quite comfortably Brazil’s best LB at the moment
— Junior (6-1) (@PSGFanEstNeymar) October 22, 2019
Atléti’s left-back Renan Lodi with the only shot on target during that first-half at the Wanda. #AtletiB04
— Ben • Carter (@ben_crtr) October 22, 2019
Best piece of play from Atletico Madrid so far, Renan Lodi let’s fly from range and fires narrowly wide of the target closest the home side have come to a goal after a sluggish start #ATMB04.
— Josh Bunting (@Buntingfootball) October 22, 2019
Renan Lodi looking like Atlético’s best player again. He’s been really good this season, but I’m not sure your left back being your best player is a particularly good thing, especially when you look at the players they’ve brought in and some of the other players they have.
— Jack The Ripper (@LoungeActJack) October 22, 2019
Starting XI: Hradecky (7); Wieser (6), Tah (7), S. Bender (7), L. Bender (6); Demirbay (7), Baumgartlinger (5), Bellerabi (6), Havertz (5), Amiri (6); Volland (6).
Substitutes: Paulinho (5), Alario (6), Dragovic (N/A).
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