Bayer Leverkusen won all five home outings in this term of Europa League

Bayer Leverkusen will look to finish the job in the Europa League semi-final tie against Roma in the second leg on Thursday evening at BayArena.

The Germans controlled the match for large spells seven days ago in Italian capital. Can the Giallorossi respond and inflict the first defeat of the season on their counterparts?

Bayer Leverkusen won all five home outings in this term of Europa League, scoring 19 goals in the process. Roma conceded at least a goal in six straight matches in all competitions.

Both teams were on target in four of Leverkusen’s previous five outings across competitions.

Florian Wirtz and Robert Andrich notched goals in Bayer Leverkusen’s maiden win in the last ten clashes with Italian rivals last week.

The Werkself backed it up by destroying Eintracht Frankfurt 5-1 on the road on Sunday afternoon. It was the team’s 48th straight unbeaten match this season in all competitions.

Roma extended their winless run to three games on Sunday. They shared spoils with Juventus in a 1-1 stalemate at Stadio Olimpico. The Romans are still four points shy of Bologna in 4th place and they’ll have a mountain to climb to resist Atalanta’s attacks in the battle for the top five finish in Serie A.

Recent Meetings
Bayer Leverkusen ended a five-game winless run in the matches against Roma last week by clinching a 2-0 victory at Stadio Olimpico.

These two sides locked horns at this exact stage of the UEFA Europa League last season. Jose Mourinho’s Roma advanced 1-0 on aggregate on the occasion.

We did not see three or more goals in any of the previous three head-to-head encounters between these counterparts.

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