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Europa: Tella Subbed On, Boniface Benched As Leverkusen Beat Roma 2-0, Lookman’s Atalanta Draw At Marseille

Europa: Tella Subbed On, Boniface Benched As Leverkusen Beat Roma 2-0, Lookman’s Atalanta Draw At Marseille

Bayer Leverkusen recorded a 2-0 win away to Roma, in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final tie on Thursday.

It is now 47 games unbeaten in all competitions for Bayer Leverkusen this season.

While Victor Boniface was an unused substitute, Nathan Tella was brought on in the 77th minute.

A goal in each half from Florian Wirtz and Robert Andrich sealed the first leg win.

Wirtz opened the scoring in the 28th minute, as he slotted pass the Roma keeper off a pass from Alex Grimaldo who capitalised on a poor back pass by a Roma player.

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In the 73rd minute Andrich doubled Leverkusen’s lead with a volley from outside the box.

In France, Atalanta held Olympique Marseille to a 1-1 draw with Ademola Lookman coming on in the 59th minute.

Gianluca Scamacca had given Atalanta the lead in the 11th minute before Chancel Mbemba equalised for Marseille on 20 minutes.

The two Semi-final second legs will come up next week Thursday.

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  • i want to see Atalanta and Bayern04 at the final…but, i want atalanta to win it…

  • Inno t 2 months ago

    Not possible for atalanta to win it they don’t have mental strength,physics, tactical n technical discipline like leverkusen xavi alonso

    • you are correct but…dont forget…Atalanta sent Liverpool packing with so much ease…if eventually, they meet at the final…it can go either ways

  • If Atalanta wins and lookman do well with world cup qualifiers. If he maintain the form for the reminder of the year especially if they play champions league. He has the chance to become APOTY. He has a good afcon already.

    On the part of Leverkusen we have two players there. Naturally I would have loved two players to be European champions than one from Atlanta.

    Boniface also has a chance to become APOTY if he brings up good performance in the remainder of the year.

    Though ademola has an edge already.

    The best should happen. Let the two qualify for final first.

    Leverkusen is in a class of their own now.

    It will be difficult for even champions league teams to beat them

  • Chima 2 months ago

    May Victor Boniface & Bayer Leverkusen win.Amen.

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