FC Barcelona vs. Bayer Leverkusen: 5 Bayer Leverkusen Players to Watch

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FC Barcelona vs. Bayer Leverkusen: 5 Bayer Leverkusen Players to Watch
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The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw was rather kind to FC Barcelona. The Catalans avoided the likes of Lyon and Napoli, and in Bayer Leverkusen, they face one of the weaker, more predictable sides in the competition.

Unlike Lyon, Marseille or FC Basel, who overcome significant adversity to shockingly qualify for the round of 16 in the final round, Bayer Levekusen's group stage campaign ended on a poor note, as the Germans drew with KRC Genk to concede the top spot of the group on the final day to Chelsea.

Notably, the Germans were rather poor on the road, conceding six goals and picking up a solitary point, but were a force to be reckoned with a home, picking up all nine points available to them and conceding only twice.

Despite Leverkusen's minnow status in comparison to FC Barcelona, the club does boast some talented players.

FC Barcelona will have to be wary of such players if they hope to secure smooth passage to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.

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