Bayer Leverkusen host Atlético Madrid on Wednesday night as they look to save their own skin in Champions League Group D.
It is very much a group of two halves, with Juventus and Atlético running away at the top end with seven points each, while Lokomotiv Moscow and Leverkusen have been left behind on three and zero points respectively.
The side from west German know that only a win will do if they want to keep their place in Europe’s stellar club competition this season.
Contrastingly, victory for Atlético should all but see them through to the last 16 with Lokomotiv facing a tough task against Juve.
Here are some key facts and stats courtesy of
Opta ahead of Wednesday night’s match.
Bayer Leverkusen always seem to be one of those sides who make it to the group stages of the Champions League , maybe just scrape to the last 16, and then get unceremoniously dumped out by one of Europe’s top teams.
Well, it doesn’t even look like they’re going to be afforded that luxury on this occasion.
Peter Bosz’s side are marooned at the bottom of the group on zero points at the halfway point in the group having lost three in three, and they are now reliant on a miracle in their remaining three group games.
Die Werkself have only endured a longer losing run once previously, losing seven in a row in the 2002-03 season.