On Wednesday, 22 May, Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen will play in the UEFA Europa League final at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.


The players from Bergamo won the last match of the Europa League. The Italians beat Olympique de Marseille 4-1 in the semi-finals on aggregate. The team drew 1-1 in the first leg and won 3-0 in the second leg at the Javiss Stadium. Ademola Lookman, Matteo Ruggeri and El Bilal Toure scored the winning goals in the return leg.

This season, La Dea (the Gods) have been quite formidable on their home turf. The players from Italy have won four games, drawn one and lost only one in six matches.

In the last six matches in all tournaments, Gian Piero Gasperini’s team won four, drew and lost one. During this time, Regina delle provinciali (Kings of the Provinces) scored 10 goals and conceded four, being the first to score in four of the six matches. They scored four goals in the first half, while their opponents converted three chances in the first 45 minutes.

Gianluca Scamacca is Atalanta’s top scorer in the Europa League. He leads the club with six goals, which is third in the competition’s scoring table, three of which were scored in the first half of the match.

Bayer Leverkusen

Bayer Leverkusen defeated Roma 4-2 on aggregate in the semi-finals. After a 2-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico in the first leg, they drew 2-2 in the second leg at home. Josip Stanisic scored in that game. In the last 51 meetings in all competitions, Atalanta has not lost (42 wins, 9 draws, 0 losses).

Leverkusen has not suffered a single defeat in away matches this season, having won four and drawn two away from home. Currently, Leverkusen has a 25-match unbeaten streak on the road (wins 20 draws 5 losses 0) in all competitions.

Bayer’s leading players in attack are Victor Bonifas, Patrick Schick and Florian Wirtz, who have scored five, five and four goals in the current Europa League draw, respectively.

In their last six matches, Neverkusen (Pharmacists) have won four and drawn twice. During this time, the German players have scored 18 goals and conceded six, with four of the six matches being scored first. They scored seven goals in the first half, while their opponents scored twice before the break.

In the last match between these teams, Atalanta was the winner. The Italians won with a score of 1-0. It took place in the return leg of the Europa League Round of 16 at the BayArena in March 2022. The club from Italy showed the best result in two matches – 4: 2.

The Germans have scored in each of the 12 Europa League matches this season. Xabi Alonso’s team has shown remarkable stability. Obviously, Die Löwen are the favourites to win the Europa League final.

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen: team line-ups

Moussaud – Scalvini, Hien, Gimciti – Zappacosta, Pasalic, Ederson, Ruggeri – de Ketelaere, T. Koopmeijers – Scamacca

Kovar – Tapsoba, Tah, Hincapie – Stanisic, Palacios, J. Haka, Grimaldo – Wirtz – Frimpong, Adli

Atalanta vs Bayer Leverkusen prediction

Both teams to score at 1.75

First half home (0) for 2.74

Previous matches in the Champions League were played between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.


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