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Monday, 3 November 2014

Bayer Leverkusen vs Zenit Match preview - 04/11/14

The Bayer Leverkusen, leading Group C Champions League, will attempt to confirm their status and give a giant step towards the knockout stages at the expense, once again, the European project of Zenit St Petersburg, who just found the path of success at the highest club competition.

The team led by Andre Villas Boas Portugal are third, two points behind Bayer and one of Monaco after losing in Leverkusen. It is bound to win if you do not want to say goodbye, once again, their aspirations to make it big in the Champions League.

After an excellent start -Victoria 0-2 in Lisbon, the Russian team Boas has not returned to savor neither victory nor what it means to score a goal, because then drew at home to Monaco and lost two weeks ago in Leverkusen (2-0).

A new slip would be very difficult things to the Russians, who seem to be accusing a physical letdown, as they had to compete in the preliminary stage of the "Champions" in August.

The Brazilian was unstoppable Hulk just a month ago, but now is again the individualistic player, while the Portuguese Danny lacks continuity and Venezuela's Salomon Rondon has scored in just the past few weeks.

It just seems to keep the guy's defense Ezequiel Garay to the head, as demonstrated on the weekend before the CSKA match which Zenit strengthened its leadership in the Russian league with a major victory in the hostile Moscow (0 -1).

Again proved providential Spanish Javi Garcia, who scored the only goal at the far post off a corner, his third league goal since joining the team from the former imperial capital.

Bayer Leverkusen comes after a difficult week in which he had trouble passing round of the German Cup on penalties to defeat a second division team, Magdeburg, and fall into the 1-0 Bundesliga Hamburg.

Furthermore, the extension to the Magdeburg brought a physical and mental exhaustion that Leverkusen takes as mortgage to St. Petersburg.

In the first leg Leverkusen completely neutralized the attack of Zenit. However, Schmidt has warned that this precedent should not create overconfidence.

On Tuesday Leverkusen will be without Brazilian Wendell, a key player in the way that, at left, virtually took the game to his compatriot Hulk.