Pre Match : Bayer Leverkusen v Manchester United Preview , Live Stream , Team News, Lineups – Champions League
November 27, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
BayArena — Leverkusen
Referee: S. Moen
The German side will be looking to win against David Moyes’s men on Wednesday which are group leaders on Wednesday, while on other side Manchester United will be looking to keep the first place in the group.
The top two placed teams are in the fight for the next round, with United having more points and currently occupies the first sport, so with a victory in this match Red Devils would solve all dilemmas of placement into the next round.
Hyppia side, Bayer Leverkusen certainly has a different calculation, because with a win in this match Bayer would practically secure the second round, given that in the last round United plays the Ukrainian team, Shakhtar . Bayer has so far both domestic matches resolved in his favor, while United both away games finished with a draw..
In the first match between these two team in mid-September, Manchester United won 4-2 at home. They played so far and twice in Leverkusen and United has one win and one draw . In five games in Germany, Bayer have never celebrated.
Team Lineups – Probable
Bayer Leverkusen: Leno – Donati, Spahić, Toprak, Can – L.Bender, Reinartz, Rolfes – Castro, Kiesling, Son
Manchester United: de Gea – Smalling, P.Jones, Vidić, Evra – Valencia, Anderson, Giggs, Kagawa – Rooney – van Persie
Team News – Pre Match interviews
At his pre-match Champions League news conference in Germany on Tuesday, Manchester United manager David Moyes talked about Bayer Leverkusen’s ‘great’ home form and Wayne Rooney’s current contribution to the United side.
Bayer Leverkusen head coach, Sami Hyypia, believes Manchester United’s style of play hasn’t changed since David Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson as manager. Leverkusen host United in Champions League Group A on Wednesday.