Europa League Showdown: Leverkusen vs West Ham and AC Milan’s Defensive Strategy

Europa League Showdown: Leverkusen vs West Ham and AC Milan’s Defensive Strategy

Clash of the Titans: Leverkusen Aims to Maintain Perfect Record Against West Ham

As the Europa League heats up, West Ham United is gearing up to challenge Bayer Leverkusen’s impeccable season record. The upcoming quarterfinal tie at Leverkusen on Thursday presents a significant test for both teams. Leverkusen, currently leading the Bundesliga and favorites for the DFB-Pokal, faces West Ham, who are determined to derail their host’s trophy ambitions.


According to West Ham’s Vladimír Coufal, despite Leverkusen’s status as favorites, the Hammers are optimistic about spoiling their double trophy chase. The match is set for a 3 p.m. ET start, with live coverage on DAZN in Canada, allowing fans to witness every thrilling moment.


AC Milan’s Defensive Decisions: Kjaer vs Thiaw

In Milan, Stefano Pioli faces a critical decision for his defensive lineup against Roma tonight. With Fikayo Tomori suspended and Pierre Kalulu injured, the choice between Simon Kjaer and Malick Thiaw to partner Matteo Gabbia is pivotal. While Kjaer and Gabbia have a proven track record with 21 victories in 28 matches, Thiaw offers a fresh dynamic, having recovered from a recent foot injury.


The numbers suggest a strong partnership regardless of choice, but Pioli seems inclined to give Thiaw a chance alongside Gabbia. This decision could have significant implications for Milan’s defensive strategy in their Europa League campaign.


Viewing and Broadcasting Details

The Leverkusen vs West Ham match will be available exclusively on DAZN in Canada, showcasing both the live event and on-demand content. Football fans can access the game via various devices, ensuring they don’t miss out on this critical European encounter.


As these teams prepare for their crucial matches, the football world watches eagerly. Will Leverkusen continue their dream run, or will West Ham create a major upset? And in Milan, will Pioli’s gamble on his defensive lineup pay off against Roma?