Real hopes to be the headache “Bayer”
Real Sociedad will face Bayer tomorrow 04 Lerverkusen with the obligation to score. The defeat against the Ukrainian Shakthar Donestk in Anoeta, puts the txuri-urdin team in a difficult situation. Failure to do something positive in Germany would force Real to win at Old Trafford.
After qualifying in the Champions League preview against Lyon, the Real Sociedad has chained a series of bad results that have diminished the illusion of the fans. Luck has not been on the side of San Sebastian either, with a short template to play all three competitions, untimely injuries have been the daily bread. Barn will be missing all season and is a sensitive casualty, also that of Xabi Prieto that has for a month. On the other hand, players who started dazzling, as Seferovic, they have lowered their performance. But in soccer you can go from villain to hero in a couple of games. Ask Montanier last season.
Jagoba Arrasate, the youngest coach in the Champions League 2014, He is confident for tomorrow's game. In today's press conference he tried to take pressure off the team. Recovering the game that led Real Sociedad to the Champions League is, even, more important than tomorrow's result. Playing well ends up paying off. The Royal Society will have to recover the Tiki-Taka and Rubén Pardo will be the fundamental piece. Carlos Vela will be the reference in attack in a controversial week for him due to his non-call with Mexico. The fans will once again turn to a massive displacement to the city of aspirin, player # 12 will be one of the keys.
He already lost the Real in 1982 in Germany against Hamburg a European Cup semifinal, but this is football, in a match of 11 against 11 anything can happen. Let's hope that Gary Lineker's maxim is not fulfilled when he said the famous phrase “football is a game that faces eleven against eleven and in which the Germans always win”. Tomorrow in Leverkusen, the txuri-urdines can change history.
DISCOVERING THE BAYER 04 LEVERKUSEN.
Leverkusen is an industrial city, known worldwide for the multinational Bayer AG. Until 1930, the city, it was a series of small sites around a large factory, who decided to join forces to form the current Leverkusen.
In 1903, 170 Bayer chemical plant workers signed a petition to found the company's sports club. Despite being a centenary club, his greatest sporting successes are recent. The UEFA Cup in 1988 and the German Cup in 1993 are his only two titles. His greatest feat was the runner-up in the Champions League in 2002 in Glasgow against Real Madrid, remembered for Zidane's goal and Casillas' miraculous saves.
At present, Leverkusen occupy a comfortable 3rd position in the Bundesliga, just one point from Bayern and Borussia. His most dangerous players are Stefan Kiesling and Sidnei Sam, the two top gunners in the Bundesliga with 5 targets each. Hyppia is the Bayer coach, former Ajax and Liverpool player, among others, he is very good tactically. Bayer have two great goalkeepers, Leno and the Valencian Andrés Palop, life insurance.
It is a typical German team, strength and danger from set pieces where Kiesling's 1.91 cm are a threat in the air game. In the core Rolfes stand out, captain and soul of this team, y Emre Can, two players with a lot of quality. On defense power like Spahic and Toprak. Concentration will be the key, but also move the ball fast to try to surprise Bayer.