Beating Barcelona ‘would be a miracle’ says Hakan Calhanoglu

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCTOBER 10: Hakan Calhanoglu of Turkey celebrates his goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A Qualifier match between Czech Republic and Turkey at Letna Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Bayer Leverkusen take on Barcelona at the BayArena on Champions League Match Day 6 needing a win to progress to the Last 16.

Bayer are currently in second place in Group E on 5 points alongside Roma who are third on goal difference. Under the current permutations the Bundesliga side could book a place in the Last 16 with a draw if Roma draw or lose.

Turkish international star Hakan Çalhanoğlu is almost certain to start for Bayer but is under no illusions that his side will be in for an easy home game in fact he believes it would be a miracle to beat the reigning Champions League title holders.

“That would be a miracle,” Çalhanoğlu told Rheinsiche Post ahead of the meeting with the title holders.

Leverkusen v Barcelona

Stadium: BayArena

Possible lineups
Leverkusen: Leno; Hilbert, Tah, Toprak, Wendell; Kramer, Kampl; Bellarabi, Mehmedi; Kiessling, Hernández.
Out: Jedvaj (thigh), Bender (ankle)

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Adriano, Bartra, Vermaelen, Alba; Mascherano, Samper, Rakitić; Messi, Munir, Sandro.
Out: Alves (suspended), Douglas (foot), Rafinha (knee), Mathieu (muscular), Sergi Roberto (ankle), Iniesta (rested), Piqué (rested)

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