8/10/20 3 pm
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Inter and Bayer 04 Leverkusen and playing in the quarterfinals of UEFA Europa League at Merkur Spiel-Arena in Germany.
Inter is playing well on both ends, and in the Round of 16 match against Getafe, Inter was the better team and they deservedly won this match and advanced to the quarterfinals. Inter has had 53% of ball possession in that game, 5 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 77% of the correct passes. This wasn’t an overly attractive game, but Inter scored 1 goal in each half, and they won this match 2-0. In the 76th minute of the game, Getafe missed a penalty kick, but everything could have been different if they scored that goal. Lukaku has now scored 3 goals for Inter in the Europa League, while Eriksen added 2 goals. Vecino is still the only injured player for Inter, while Brozovic and Valero are in danger of being suspended if they concede another yellow card. Inter is a good team, probably the most talented team in Serie A, and they were inches away from the title, while in the Europa League, Inter is one of the main favorites to win this competition, but as we like to say, the ball is round and anything is possible in soccer.
Leverkusen has ended Bundesliga in 5th place, the Europa League spot, and the only way Leverkusen will play in the Champions League is if they win the Europa League this season, and they are doing well in achieving that goal. Leverkusen was playing against Rangers in the second leg of Round of 16 last week, and they were dominant with 65% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and high 88% of the correct passes. With a goal in the 51st minute, Leverkusen has won this match 1-0, and they advanced into the quarterfinals. Havertz has scored 3 goals for Leverkusen in the Europa League, and despite the reports that he refused to play for Leverkusen in the continuation of the Europa League, that was proven to be false. Alario has scored 2 goals. Paulinho and Amiri are injured, while Aranguiz is suspended because of the yellow cards. Baumgartlinger, Dragovic, and Tah are all in danger of suspension if they concede one more yellow card. Leverkusen is a great team that is playing nice offensive soccer, but with Havertz leaving the club soon, they will lose a big part of their team and probably the best young player in Germany, but everyone is replicable. I was hoping he will stay one more season so that Bayer can try and make a run for the title, but they will always be somewhere on the edge of the Champions League in Bundesliga.
Inter and Bayer haven’t played against each other since 2003, and they played only twice against each other, with Inter winning both of those games. This could be a really fun and enjoyable game, and Leverkusen is certainly capable of scoring some goals. I think Inter is the better team here, but I will choose something on goals.