Bayer Leverkusen Predicted Lineup XI to face Atalanta: Europa League Final 2024

Here is Bayer Leverkusen's predicted lineup for the UEFA Europa League 2024 final to face Atalanta on Wednesday, May 22nd.

 
10:34am on Wednesday 22nd May 2024
By
Jake Skudder

As the much-anticipated Europa League Final approaches, Bayer Leverkusen prepares to face Atalanta BC at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on May 22, 2024.

Xabi Alonso’s squad, known for their relentless form this season, is poised to field a strong lineup against the Italian side.

Predicted Starting XI for Bayer Leverkusen

Goalkeeper

Matej Kovar: A reliable presence between the sticks, Kovar is expected to start, given his consistent performances throughout the season.

Defence

Edmond Tapsoba: The central defender has been crucial in Leverkusen’s defensive line, known for his composure and tackling ability.

Jonathan Tah: Partnering with Tapsoba, Tah’s aerial strength and leadership make him indispensable.

Piero Hincapié: Returning to the lineup, Hincapié’s versatility and defensive prowess will be key in thwarting Atalanta’s attacks.

Jeremie Frimpong: As a right wing-back, Frimpong’s pace and crossing ability provide significant attacking options.

Alejandro Grimaldo: On the left, Grimaldo’s attacking mindset and defensive skills make him a dual threat.

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Midfield

Granit Xhaka: The experienced midfielder, known for his vision and passing, will be pivotal in controlling the game’s tempo.

Robert Andrich: Andrich’s defensive capabilities in midfield offer balance and protection to the backline.

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Forwards

Jonas Hofmann: Operating on the wing, Hofmann’s speed and dribbling skills will be essential in breaking down Atalanta’s defence.

Florian Wirtz: Despite a recent thigh injury, Wirtz’s creativity and goal-scoring ability are expected to shine in this crucial match.

Patrik Schick: Leading the attack, Schick’s clinical finishing and aerial prowess make him a key player in Leverkusen’s offensive strategy.

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Tactical Insights

Leverkusen’s approach under Alonso has been characterised by a high-pressing game and fluid attacking movements.

The use of wing-backs Frimpong and Grimaldo will be crucial in stretching Atalanta’s defence, while the midfield duo of Xhaka and Andrich will aim to dominate possession and transition play efficiently.

Schick, supported by Wirtz and Hofmann, will look to capitalise on any defensive lapses from Atalanta.

For all of the analysis of Bayer vs Atalanta as it happens live, check out our Preview and Live Update page for the game.

FAQ

When is the Europa League Final between Bayer Leverkusen and Atalanta? The Europa League Final will take place on May 22, 2024, at Dublin's Aviva Stadium.

What tactical approach is Bayer Leverkusen likely to use? Under Xabi Alonso, Bayer Leverkusen is expected to play a high-pressing game with fluid attacking movements, utilizing wing-backs to stretch the opposition's defence.

What are the key strengths of Bayer Leverkusen's lineup? Key strengths include a solid defensive partnership, a balanced midfield capable of controlling the game, and a potent attack led by Patrik Schick.

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