Gian Piero Gasperini’s side hold a slender 3-2 lead heading into the second leg of this Europa League last-16 tie.
It was a pulsating opening leg in Bergamo last week; Charles Aranguiz putting Leverkusen in front, before Ruslan Malinovskiy’s equaliser and a Luis Muriel brace turned the contest on its head.
Moussa Diaby replied later on for the visitors to leave things finely poised with a place in the last eight up for grabs.
It is familiar territory for Atalanta, who are seeking a second European quarter-final in three seasons having reached that stage of the Champions League in 2020.
And they boast an impressive record in the Europa League; losing just once from 11 previous matches.
The visitors hold the momentum, while Leverkusen are eager to put a difficult recent spell of form behind them.
Following Sunday’s 1-0 defeat by FC Koln, Gerardo Seoane’s men have now lost three of their last five games in all competitions.
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Bayer Leverkusen vs Atalanta: Match Stats
Malinovskiy has been Atalanta’s man in form since they dropped into the Europa League.
Indeed, the Ukraine international has been directly involved in each of their last five goals in the competition; scoring three and assisting two.
The visitors have kept three clean sheets in their last five matches, while Leverkusen boast only from their 17 most recent outings.