Preview: Leverkusen vs Juventus
Juventus come into this game having suffered their first defeat of the season. The Bianconeri were trounced 3-1 by Lazio last weekend, which sees them now two points behind Inter in the Scudetto race. While it's still early on in the campaign, the buzz has already started about Maurizio Sarri's side's capability to fully challenge a very formidable Inter side for the Scudetto this season. As such, Juventsu will be keen on getting back to winning ways, especially considering that they have failed to win their last two Serie A games, first dropping points in a shock draw against minnows Sassuolo and then losing to Lazio for the first time in 16 years.
Still, Juventus are already through to the round of 16, so this game doesn't count for much. Nonetheless, they will want to end their group stage campaign on a high note and although Sarri will rotate for this game, expect him to field a solid squad. Leverkusen, meanwhile, will be gunning for all three points as they still have a shot at progressing from their quartet should they beat the Bianconeri in their final match, especially with second-placed Atletico Madrid having hit a bad patch of form. As things stand, Leverkusen look set to be heading into the Europa League, but if they can win this game and Atletico slip up against bottom-ranked Russian outfit Lokomotiv Moscow, they will sneak into the round of 16.
Will Juventus get their act together after a humbling loss in Rome over the weekend? Or will Leverkusen, who have a pretty solid record as of late against Serie A sides on home turf, add more frustration for them on matchday six?
Team news: Leverkusen vs Juventus
Leverkusen: Mitchell Weiser and Joel Pohjanpalo are both out injured, while Nadiem Amiri will miss this match due to a ban.
Juventus: Giorgio Chiellini, Sami Khedira, and Douglas Costa are all definite absentees. Aaron Ramsey and Rodrigo Bentancur aren't likely to feature here, either considering this game is just a mere formality and both are struggling with injuries.
Match facts: Leverkusen vs Juventus
- Leverkusen's home record against Serie A teams is W4 D2 L3, and they have won three of their last five matches at the BayArena (D1 L1)
- Juventus have won just one of their last seven visits to Germany (D2 L4)
- Leverkusen have won five of their last six competitive games (D1)
Where to watch Leverkusen vs Juventus live on December 11
In the USA, tune into Leverkusen vs Juventus on Watch TNT, Univision NOW, Galavision, B/R Live, and TNT USA.
Fans in Germany who can't make it to the BayArena can follow the game via DAZN, TeleClub Sport Live, and SRF zwei.
In Italy, Leverkusen vs Juventus will be shown on Sky Sport Uno, NOW TV, SKY Go Italia, and Sky Calcio 2.
Live elsewhere? Here are your options to watch Leverkusen vs Juventus:
Bayer Leverkusen vs Juventus Broadcast Information
Stadium: BayArena (Leverkusen)
France: RMC Sport en direct
Germany: TeleClub Sport Live, DAZN, SRF zwei
India: SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 1, Sony LIV
Italy: Sky Calcio 2, NOW TV, Sky Sport Uno, SKY Go Italia
Malaysia: beIN Sports Connect Malaysia
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Golf, Veronica TV
Nigeria: Canal+ Sport 4 Afrique, DStv Now, SuperSport 6 Africa
Portugal: Eleven Sports 3 Portugal
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones 3, Mitele Plus, Movistar+
Turkey: beIN Sports 4 Turkey, beIN CONNECT Turkey, Idman TV, Digiturk Play
United Kingdom: BT Sport Extra
United States: Watch TNT, Galavision, TNT USA, fuboTV, Univision NOW, B/R Live