Krasnodar vs Bayer Leverkusen
Krasnodar without an official game since the end of the group stage (more than 2 months). This fourth consecutive Europa League campaign for the team. In group stage won 4 of 6, including all 3 home games. In fact home record in Europa League games very impressive – 6 wins in last 7. Ramirez (def 19/0) and Gazinskiy (mid 22/2) suspended. Mamaev (mid 12/3) removed from the squad.
Bayer recorded 3 consecutive wins in Bundesliga (including 3:1 vs. Bayern Munchen), with 3 goals or more scored in all of them. Easily won the group in Europe after 4 wins and just 1 defeat. Failed to keep a clean sheet in 3 away games though, conceded 6 goals on the road in the group. Should be sharper than their opponents. Missing only Bender (mid 19/1) and 3 fringe players.
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