In this Group A match between German side Bayer Leverkusen and Spanish side Real Sociedad both teams are looking for their first points in the group state of Champions League play. Leverkusen is in a particularly rough spot after losing and giving up 4 away gaols.
“We want this pressure,” Leverkusen midfielder Stefan Reinartz said, via ESPN FC. “To be honest, I think the word pressure sounds negative. My feeling is one of anticipation and motivation. We’ve waited long enough to have another home game in the Champions League.”
Real Sociedad are hoping to correct their course after an opening defeat as well.
“If we win it and play a good game, then this could give us a lift to face Rayo (Vallecano),” Real midfielder David Zurutuza said. “German sides are physically strong, fast and technically good, but we like this kind of open football.
“They are one of the biggest clubs in Germany. They are up there with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich this season.”
Date: October 2
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Leverkusen, Germany
TV Info: Direct TV (Channel 428)*
Live Stream: FOX Soccer 2Go
- Oct 2- 9:00pm FOX Deportes
- Oct 3- 8:00am FOX Soccer Plus
P- Games played
W- Wins (worth 3 points)
D- Draws (worth 1 point)
L- Losses (worth 0 points)
F- Goals scored
A- Goals allowed
GD- Goal differential (used as a tiebreaker)