Leverkusen coach Gerardo Seoane hails team’s progress


Germany: Bundesliga

Red Bull Arena

By Rune Gjerulff

Bayer Leverkusen took ‘another clear step forward’ with their win over Celtic, according to head coach Gerardo Seoane.

Gerardo Seoane.

Bayer Leverkusen coach Gerardo Seoane has expressed his satisfaction with his team’s progress in recent weeks.

After a dip in form, Leverkusen have won three and drawn one of their last four games going into Sunday’s Bundesliga clash with RB Leipzig.

Most recently, Leverkusen beat Celtic 3-2 in the Europa League after turning the game around.

“We’ve now had four positive results in a row, and against Celtic there was another clear step forward compared to the game against Bochum. The defensive structure was much more compact, and we didn’t allow much,” Seoane told reporters at the pre-match press conference.

“Going forward, we combined more and created plenty of opportunities. Of course we wish we had been more effective, but the fact that we created so many chances shows that we are moving in a good direction.”

Predicted lineups
Final lineups will be posted about an hour before kickoff.

RB Leipzig

Champions League
Club Brugge – RB Leipzig 0-5
31 Josep Martínez
22 Nordi Mukiele
16 Lukas Klostermann ↩62
32 Joško Gvardiol ↩80
3 Angeliño
27 Konrad Laimer ↩62
44 Kevin Kampl (C)
10 Emil Forsberg
18 Christopher Nkunku
33 André Silva
21 Brian Brobbey ↩66
29 Fabian Eutinger
38 Hugo Novoa Ramos ↪66
35 Solomon Bonnah Owusu ↪80
39 Benjamin Henrichs ↪62
26 Moriba Kourouma Kourouma ↪62
47 Joscha Wosz

Europa League
Leverkusen – Celtic 3-2
1 Lukáš Hradecky (C)
30 Jeremie Frimpong
6 Kossonou Odilon
4 Jonathan Tah
33 Piero Hincapié ↩75
19 Moussa Diaby
8 Robert Andrich
25 Exequiel Palacios
7 Paulinho ↩75
31 Amine Adli
27 Florian Wirtz ↩89
36 Niklas Lomb
40 Andrey Lunev
37 Emrehan Gedikli
3 Panagiotis Retsos
12 Edmond Tapsoba ↪89
22 Daley Sinkgraven ↪75
11 Nadiem Amiri ↪75

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