Bayer Leverkusen hosted Atletico Madrid for matchday four of the UEFA Champions League. Peter Bosz’s Leverkusen were hoping to gain their first points of the group stage, while Diego Simeone’s Atlético were aiming to surmount Juventus at the top of the group. Leverkusen finished the game as 2-1 winners over the visitors, taking the lead via an own goal before extending it soon after. Atlético replied late on but there was not enough time for them to score an equaliser.

This tactical analysis will investigate how Leverkusen were able to beat the team from Madrid via an analysis of multiple match elements. The analysis will include information on tactics with offensive, defensive and transitional components of play from each team as well as other key match events.

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