Leverkusen – Atletico Madrid midfielder Gabi Fernandez admits Bayer Leverkusen look slick and deserved to win. However, the break-out Gabi remains confident his team can be achieved considering the second leg held in a cage.
Atletico return from a trip to Leverkusen with a 0-1 defeat in the first leg of the Champions League last 16. The only goal in the match at the BayArena, Thursday (02/26/2015) pm dawn was scored by Hakan Çalhanoğlu.
Atletico is more suppressed, especially after playing with 10 men since the 76th minute. In possession they fell behind by 36% versus 64%.
However, about the chances of both relatively balanced. Atletico have 12 experiments with three leading to the goal, while the hosts recorded a shot on target with the same number of 13 attempts. But the goal that had been created Leverkusen prove they are a little more able to optimize opportunities.
“It was a difficult game. They appear intense and a lot of pressure. They are ready to do it and that’s what makes us lose,” said Gabi on the official UEFA website.
“We had a number of chances in this fight, but was unable to get a goal. They deserve a win,” he added.
Despite losing, Atletico still pretty good odds. With the second leg was held at the Vicente Calderon, they at least have the support of fans in his mission to reverse the position.
“There is still the second leg and we will try to make the best effort to reverse the situation. It is difficult to accept, but I am confident we can qualify,” the captain Los colchoneros this.