They are both struggling in the Bundesliga; they are both tied for first in Group B in Europe’s second-biggest tournament, the Europa League. These are major factors in the minds of fans across Europe’s two most popular leagues. Many fans are anticipating a tense clash at Emirates Stadium tonight — in which the teams could qualify for the last 32.
How can I watch?
NBC Sports (USA) has the live stream tonight. The coverage begins at 7:55 p.m. ET.
Where is it being played?
Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) is playing at Arsenal. The Emirates Stadium is located in London, England.
Where do they stand?
Bayer Leverkusen is tied on points with Spartak Moscow but they are ahead on goals scored. Celtic have also one point. Spartak won their opening game against Celtic 2-0.
Bayer Leverkusen changed head coach, Roger Schmidt, after a poor start to the season. The team won their next two games (against Shakhtar Donetsk and Ludogorets Razgrad). Their defeat last week to Zenit St. Petersburg (1-0) is a setback to their hopes of qualification to the next round. Leverkusen finished in second position behind Bayern Munich last season.
Coach Brendan Rodgers had success in the Europa League as he led Celtic to the last 32 in last season’s competition. He guided them to group stages of the Champions League in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. The side has failed to qualify for the last 16 in the Europa League in the past two seasons.