The Bayer Leverkusen squad arrive in Madrid today and will train at the Calderon this evening with new head coach Tayfun speaking to the press beforehand in the media area of the stadium. The Bundesliga side were at the Calderon as recently as the 2014-15 campaign in the Champions League when the "Rojiblancos" knocked out the German side on a penalty shoot out.
Leverkusen will be buoyed with the presence of 1,200 supporters who will make the trip to the Spanish capital. Security levels will be high although the German fans are not famed for being overly polemic in their European travels, however given the high-profile of the game over 1.000 operatives from national police, private security services will oversee the match.
Last Calderon campaign
Despite the 2-4 scoreline from the first leg, the game is a sell-out with all match tickets being snapped up some weeks with home fans anxious to see their side at home in what will be the last European campaign at the club's Vicente Calderon ground ahead off a move to the new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in the San Blas area of Madrid.
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