West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen LIVE! Europa League result, match stream and latest updates today

West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen LIVE! Europa League result, match stream and latest updates today

West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen - LIVE!

West Ham bowed out of the Europa League but only after giving new German champions Bayer Leverkusen an almighty fright. Michail Antonio's early goal had the Hammers, 2-0 down from the first leg, dreaming of inflicting a first defeat of the season on Xabi Alonso's Leverkusen and of maybe reaching a third European semi-final in three years.

But they were unable to find a second and were then left crestfallen when a deflected goal from Jeremie Frimpong a minute from time made it 1-1 on the night and 3-1 on aggregate to end the Hammers' hopes.

At the very least West Ham knew they needed a fast start, and both the team and the crowd were instantly unrecognisable from the meek 2-0 home defeat by Fulham four days earlier. The first goal was always going to have to come from West Ham if they were going to make anything resembling a contest out of it, and it arrived in the 14th minute when Jarrod Bowen swung a cross into the box. The hosts tired after the break though and, with two minutes left, Frimpong struck, his shot taking a huge deflection off Aaron Cresswell to end West Ham's European adventure.

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  • FT: West Ham knocked out

  • GOAL! Frimpong puts tie to bed

  • GOAL! Antonio heads West Ham in front

Goal that sealed it...

22:03 , Matt Verri

Leverkusen are 44 matches unbeaten!

FT: West Ham 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-3)

21:57 , Matt Verri

And there is the full-time whistle.

West Ham are knocked out of the Europa League, and they do not end Bayer Leverkusen’s unbeaten run either.

Xabi Alonso’s side march on.

West Ham 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-3)

21:55 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Four minutes added on.

West Ham are going to fall short, but they have been really impressive.

GOAL! West Ham 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-3) | Jeremie Frimpong 89'

21:52 , Matt Verri

That’ll do it.

Applause around the London Stadium though, they are proud of their side.

Frimpong onto his left foot, big deflection and in.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:50 , Matt Verri

87 mins: Half the stadium is now on a yellow card. We’re going to finish with three players on the pitch if this goes to extra-time.

If we are to have another 30 minutes, West Ham need to score. Very soon.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:46 , Matt Verri

84 mins: Johnson and Cornet are on for West Ham, as Alvarez and Coufal make way.

Alvarez a bit bemused that he is the one to make way.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:45 , Matt Verri

83 mins: WHAT A MISS!

Dear me. Frimpong is clean through, all the time in the world to stroll into the box.

Just Fabianski to beat, smashes an effort over the bar. Woeful.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:43 , Matt Verri

81 mins: Alvarez the latest West Ham player to give away a very cheap free-kick. Referee has not been brilliant.

Wirtz tries his luck from distance, spins away for a corner.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:41 , Matt Verri

79 mins: Two-on-two for West Ham, Kudus has Antonio with him.

Goes by himself, is rapidly closed down and the shot that comes in is blocked. That was a chance.

Referee has trotted over to book Coufal... and Zouma. Both for dissent.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

21:38 , Matt Verri

I know Moyes had his best XI on the pitch and I know he doesn't particularly trust any of his substitutes, but he has to make a change.

There are three or four players on their last legs out there and for the first time on the night Leverkusen are in control.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:37 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Alonso and Moyes in deep conversation on the touchline. Looks friendly enough, just about.

Kudus leads the West Ham counter, but it’s a loose pass and here come Leverkusen.

Adli inside onto his right foot, shot blocked. Take two... same result.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:34 , Matt Verri

71 mins: Frustration levels are growing.

Bowen penalised and he then earns himself a booking for the angry response that follows. Hincapie made the most out of it.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:31 , Matt Verri

69 mins: Leverkusen continue to grow in confidence. They’re on top right now.

Pressure eases as Adli, just on for Grimaldo, clips Ward-Prowse.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

21:29 , Matt Verri

For the first time tonight, West Ham look - understandably - to be flagging.

A Leverkusen goal ends it, you have to think.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:28 , Matt Verri

66 mins: It’s now Antonio 0-4 Referee.

Frimpong then very nearly sneaks in a cross at the near post, Fabianski scampers across and just about keeps it out.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:27 , Matt Verri

64 mins: Better spell for Leverkusen, looking like a side that can actually keep hold of the ball.

Frimpong has been bright since coming on - it’s taking three West Ham players every time to keep him quiet.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:22 , Matt Verri

60 mins: Bowen pounces on a loose ball in the box, plays it across the face of goal... three West Ham players flying in can’t catch up with it.

An hour gone, West Ham still bang in this.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:22 , Matt Verri

59 mins: Antonio might want a scrap with this referee.

He challenges with Tapsoba once more, looks to be held back but his appeals are ignore. Moyes cannot believe it.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

21:20 , Matt Verri

I am a long, long way away from him but I would not like to pick a scrap with Victor Boniface. He is an absolutely huge man.

Then again, Jeremie Frimpong is tiny and I don't much fancy my chances against him either.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:18 , Matt Verri

56 mins: Antonio too strong and too quick for Tapsoba out wide, holding the ball up superbly.

He then again opts for the flop to the ground. Again the referee has no interest.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:15 , Matt Verri

53 mins: Antonio launches himself to the floor, referee swiftly tells him to get up. Looked a bit dramatic.

Wirtz picks up space in midfield, plays the ball out to Grimaldo. Didn’t see any of this before the break - ominous signs?

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:13 , Matt Verri

51 mins: Frimpong is already making an impact on that right wing.

Drives into space, picks out Wirtz at the back post. Half-volley, difficult chance and he slices it miles over the bar.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

21:11 , Matt Verri

49 mins: Leverkusen a bit more controlled since the restart. Half-time has helped them.

Saying that, Xhaka then passes it straight to Bowen. Must have been some party in Leverkusen on Sunday night...

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

21:10 , Matt Verri

Fans just trickling slowly back into their seats now and the atmosphere as quiet as it's been all night.

West Ham need something to spark the stadium back into life quickly after the break because Leverkusen looked properly intimidated by it.

Back underway!

21:08 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running again.

Schick and Tella off for the visitors, Frimpong and Boniface on.

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21:01 , Matt Verri

Victor Boniface is being put through a strenuous warm-up by one of the Leverkusen coaches at the break.

Suspect he'll be straight on.

Massive chance for Bowen...

20:59 , Matt Verri

Will West Ham live to regret that moment?

Jarrod Bowen free at the back post, looked certain to score... couldn’t do so.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

20:57 , Matt Verri

That is about as good a 45 minutes as West Ham have put together all season, given the calibre of opposition. They could easily be level in the tie.

The big worry is the bench - Leverkusen's won the first-leg for them and is easily the stronger again tonight.

HT: West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:53 , Matt Verri

Sensational from West Ham.

They’ve halved the aggregate deficit and could easily be level.

Much the better side, so much energy and intensity. Leverkusen a mile off it.

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West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:51 , Matt Verri

45+4 mins: Good from Kudus out on the left, wins a corner for his side.

Will be pretty much the final action of the half. Leverkusen hanging on for dear life as they try and make it to half-time.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:49 , Matt Verri

45+2 mins: At long last.

Aguerd unable to make it to half-time, Ogbonna is on for the hosts.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:48 , Matt Verri

45+1 mins: Still that change hasn’t been made.

Five minutes added on. West Ham have a free-kick, 35 yards out. Too far out for Ward-Prowse, you’d think.

Cresswell swings it into the middle, too much on it though and Xhaka sees it out for a goal-kick.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

20:46 , Matt Verri

David Moyes is absolutely furious that his side haven't put the ball out so that they can make this change.

Leverkusen don't seem to have noticed that Aguerd can't move.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:46 , Matt Verri

44 mins: West Ham continue to pile the pressure on.

Ball falls for Antonio in the box, he can’t find space for the shot. Alvarez can... blocked.

Only as far as Coufal, who sends a tame effort straight at the goalkeeper.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:44 , Matt Verri

42 mins: A Leverkusen attack!

Haven’t seen much of this. And we don’t see much of this, as Wirtz runs straight into Soucek.

Alonso has got a lot to sort out at half-time.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

20:42 , Matt Verri

Nayef Aguerd is hobbling about all over the place out there.

Ogbonna is getting warm - but he's only played one minute of competitive football since January.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:41 , Matt Verri

39 mins: Aguerd fine to continue for now. We’re going to get a fair amount of time added on at the end of this half.

Cresswell the latest West Ham player to swing in a great cross, Antonio’s header is blocked. Leverkusen cannot deal with Antonio.

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20:39 , Matt Verri

Hell of a night for advocates off the "2-0 is the most dangerous lead in football" philosophy.

Leverkusen have looked like a man caught between two bus stops throughout this half.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:38 , Matt Verri

36 mins: Ball whipped in, Antonio at full stretch but he can’t quite get a touch. Any sort of contact and it would probably have been a goal.

Aguerd is down for West Ham, looks in a lot of pain as he punches the pitch.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:36 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Stanisic keeps booting the ball away when a decision goes against him. Moyes less than impressed that he hasn’t been shown a yellow card.

This match is at boiling point and it’s suiting West Ham perfectly.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

20:34 , Matt Verri

It's all going off now.

While everyone was busy watching Billy McKinlay's ding-dong with one of the Leverkusen staff the players have got into a bit of handbags on the pitch.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:33 , Matt Verri

31 mins: Chaos in east London.

The two benches are going at it, having to be dragged apart. Referee jogs over and sends a couple of coaches off.

And he then looks around to see the players are at it too, a scrum in the middle of the pitch. Antonio and Tah booked.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

20:31 , Matt Verri

Fair play to Xabi Alonso. Not an easy thing to do but Kossounou had looked an absolute liability from the first minute.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:31 , Matt Verri

29 mins: And there it is.

Kossounou has been hooked, not even half an hour played. He was dreadful.

Tapsoba is on, Kossounou marches straight down the tunnel.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:30 , Matt Verri

28 mins: Leverkusen have barely left their own half. Second best by a mile.

Kudus drives forward, finds Cresswell out wide. He stands up a cross to the back post, Ward-Prowse penalised as he challenges in the air.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:27 , Matt Verri

25 mins: To say Kossounou is having a disaster of a performance would be a serious understatement. Ball straight out of play under no pressure.

And West Ham should be level on aggregate!

Cross to the back post, Bowen completely free at the back post... volley saved! Moyes falls to the floor.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

20:24 , Matt Verri

Both Granit Xhaka and Xabi Alonso have been incredibly animated in the last five minutes, desperately trying to install a bit of calm.

For all their brilliance, this is not an experienced Leverkusen side.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:22 , Matt Verri

20 mins: It’s a complete mess at the back from Leverkusen, they are really struggling.

Ball over the top, Kudus too strong and it drops for him in the box. Could square it, goes for goal instead and Kovar saves the deflected strike.

West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2)

20:20 , Matt Verri

18 mins: Few West Ham fouls in quick succession.

They continue to press right up the pitch, and Leverkusen are only too happy to take the contact and slow things down.

Alonso has been screaming at his players from the touchline since the goal.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

20:19 , Matt Verri

Odilon Kossounou is absolutely all over the place at the back. If he gets that tackle on Antonio a fraction wrong he's off.

Edmond Tapsoba is out warming up for Leverkusen and I wouldn't be certain that's a coincidence.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

20:17 , Matt Verri

Well, well, well. West Ham get their reward for a terrific start.

It was a magnificent delivery from Jarrod Bowen, whose selection has paid off. Leverkusen look rattled.

GOAL! West Ham 1-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 1-2) | Michail Antonio 13'

20:15 , Matt Verri


Game. On.

Leverkusen give it away and West Ham pounce. Out to the right, Bowen swings in a brilliant cross and Antonio rises highest to head home.

West Ham 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 0-2)

20:13 , Matt Verri

11 mins: Great save from the birthday boy, as Fabianski is forced into action. Tella drives an effort at goal from 20 yards out, tipped behind for a corner.

Wirtz swings it in, Alvarez there to head the ball to safety.

West Ham 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 0-2)

20:11 , Matt Verri

9 mins: Ward-Prowse charges up to close down Kovar, and the goalkeeper responds with a sharp drop of the shoulder. No nerves there.

First brief sign of Leverkusen clicking in attack, but the break down the left comes to nothing.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

20:08 , Matt Verri

Those are the kind of balls that Leverkusen's centre-backs were bringing down with ease last week to keep the pressure on.

A sign of nerves, perhaps with that loose touch from Kossounou?

West Ham 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 0-2)

20:07 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Yellow card for Kossounou, who flies in on Ward-Prowse after a heavy touch.

Not sure why he’s complaining about that. Missed the ball, booted the West Ham man. Leverkusen haven’t got going.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

20:05 , Matt Verri

This is going to be a real test of Leverkusen in these early exchanges, make no mistake about it.

West Ham are right up for this and the London Stadium is fizzing.

West Ham 0-0 Bayer Leverkusen (agg 0-2)

20:04 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Really good start from the Hammers, fully of energy and straight on the front foot.

Coufal’s dangerous ball into the middle is cleared, before Bowen has a shot from distance blocked. Home fans will keep making the noise while their side plays like this.


20:02 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running!

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

20:01 , Matt Verri

David Moyes said yesterday that he hoped Jarrod Bowen's return would give not only his team a lift, but the home crowd as well.

The forward's name has just received the loudest cheer.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

19:57 , Matt Verri

They're wheeling out all the stops at the London Stadium this evening.

We're on about our fourth montage, there's been pyro, the light show lads are working overtime and the teams aren't even out yet.

Rallying cry from Moyes!

19:53 , Matt Verri

The West Ham boss has been speaking ahead of kick-off.

Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

19:48 , Matt Verri

There's currently no power in our section of the press box.

Fingers crossed that - like my laptop - West Ham have arrived tonight fully charged up and ready to go send tweet.

Alonso: There will be no Leverkusen drop-off

19:43 , Matt Verri

Xabi Alonso has insisted his side will be fully focused on tonight’s second leg, putting the Bundesliga title celebrations behind them.

“The team and players have given me no reasons to doubt them,” Alonso said at his press conference yesterday.

“Because of the commitment, the concentration and mentality that they have had. Even after a big success, I feel the hunger and desire of these players and this team not to stop.

“We are pushing for that. We have a big chance ­tomorrow. If we don’t go through, it is not going to be because of the ­mentality. I have all the confidence. We come in a humble way but in a confident way.

We have the experience last year of going to the semi-final and now we want to go even further.”

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Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

19:36 , Matt Verri

One of the reasons it's so hard to give West Ham a chance tonight is because of the strength - or lack of it - on their bench.

It really is bare bones stuff and it's tough to see where David Moyes turns even if his side are still in the tie at 70 minutes, or even if they manage to force extra-time.

Leverkusen, by contrast, brought both goalscorers of their bench last week and Xabi Alonso has the luxury of making six changes to the side that won against Werder Bremen on Sunday.

Victor Boniface is among those who drop out - what Moyes would give for a striker of that quality.

West Ham's European era in danger of ending

19:29 , Matt Verri

Fail tonight — and that seems a harsh word given the task — to pull off the miracle, and after a period in which the club’s perpetual rocky road has been infused with a continental twist, this might just prove an ending of sorts; West Ham are flagging in their domestic push for Europe, just as English football’s sliding coefficient is raising the bar.

“It’s a club that has been relegated, it has been up and down,” Moyes said.

“But it’s never been in Europe three times in a row, I know that. Our plan is to try and make it four.”

Read our full preview here!


Montage time!

19:22 , Matt Verri

Big European night, so we of course need the standard montage to get everyone in the mood.

Moyes hoping for hungover Leverkusen

19:14 , Matt Verri

David Moyes hopes the beers have been flowing during Bayer Leverkusen’s title celebrations as he targets an epic European comeback.

Xabi Alonso’s men sealed the first Bundesliga title in their history with a 5-0 thrashing of Werder Bremen on Sunday, meaning they sit 16 points clear of Bayern Munich with five games to play.

The result prompted unsurprisingly wild scenes of celebration at the BayArena and Moyes is hoping his team can exploit any hangover as they look to upset a side who have not been beaten in 43 matches across all competitions this term.

"I didn't see anything from it, just read that they'd won it,” Moyes said. “Rightly so, why would you not celebrate? To be the champions you should celebrate, should enjoy it because the moments go very quickly.

"I hope they've been downing those big giant glasses of beer they get in Germany!”


Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium

19:05 , Matt Verri

Patience the key for West Ham?

Hammers' main man returns

18:57 , Matt Verri

Bowen is back for West Ham!

That’s a major boost for the Hammers, even if you’d have to guess he probably isn’t 100% fit.

Bowen has 19 goals so far this season - tonight would be a fairly decent time to hit the 20 mark.

Bayer Leverkusen team news

18:53 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Kovar, Kossounou, Tah, Stanisic, Hincapie, Tella, Xhaka, Palacios, Grimaldo, Wirtz, Schick

Subs: Hradecky, Lomb, Hofmann, Andrich, Tapsoba, Arthur, Adli, Boniface, Frimpong, Puerta, Izekor

West Ham team news

18:48 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Cresswell, Alvarez, Soucek, Ward-Prowse, Bowen, Antonio, Kudus

Subs: Anang, Knightbridge, Ogbonna, Ings, Johnson, Cornet, Mubama, Orford, Casey, Swyer

Bowen has arrived!

18:44 , Matt Verri

Plenty of talk about Jarrod Bowen’s fitness in the build-up to this match.

He looked likely to miss out, then there was hope he would be available, and now there is a strong possibility he starts tonight.

Not long until we found out - team news coming up shortly.

Can anyone stop Leverkusen?

18:39 , Matt Verri

Bayer Leverkusen make the trip to London on a high, to put it mildly.

They have won the Bundesliga title for the first time in their 120-year history, putting a stop to Bayern Munich’s domestic dominance.

They have won 25 and drawn four of their 29 league matches, and have not tasted defeat in any of their 43 games in all competitions this season.

It’s been an astonishing campaign and there’s every chance a treble is on the cards.


Leverkusen in charge

18:26 , Matt Verri

Just the 33 shots for Bayer Leverkusen last week - West Ham managed one.

David Moyes’ side kept Leverkusen at bay for 83 minutes though, until two late goals put the Bundesliga champions in control of the tie.

Fabianski: We have to believe

18:18 , Matt Verri

Lukasz Fabianski has urged the London Stadium crowd to help create another “special, magical” night.

The Hammers are 2-0 down to Bayer Leverkusen heading into the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie and must do what no side has so far managed in 43 matches across all competitions this season by beating the newly-crowned Bundesliga champions to have a chance of reaching the last four.

“It’s a nice challenge to have, obviously a very demanding challenge,” goalkeeper Fabianski said. “But we have to believe. There’s no other way to look at the situation.

“They’re obviously in a very strong position when it comes to their confidence as a team, unbeaten in the league and already crowned champions.

“When it comes to European nights, [our fans] have always been there with us, always been able to create something special, something magical. From our side, we’ll do our best to make sure we deliver a good performance and then who knows what can happen?”

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Stage is set!

18:10 , Matt Verri

Can West Ham make it a memorable night in east London?

Standard Sport prediction

18:04 , Matt Verri

It seems unlikely that an out-of-form West Ham team will get a result against the most in-form side in Europe, even if talisman Bowen returns.

Bayer Leverkusen to win 1-0, (agg 3-0).

Bayer Leverkusen team news

17:50 , Matt Verri

Bayer Leverkusen will not have Adam Hlozek available, with Victor Boniface and Patrik Schick the two options to lead the line.

Jeremie Frimpong and Alejandro Grimaldo were rested over the weekend and can be expected to come back into the side.


West Ham team news

17:44 , Matt Verri

West Ham hope to welcome back Jarrod Bowen for tonight’s clash.

The England forward has not featured since limping off in the 2-1 victory at Wolves earlier this month but returned to training on Wednesday and manager David Moyes said he will make a late decision on his fitness.

West Ham will be without both Emerson and Lucas Paqueta because of suspension after the pair each picked up their third yellow cards of the campaign during last week’s first leg in Germany.

Konstantinos Mavropanos is also set to miss out through injury after limping off late in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Fulham.

Predicted West Ham XI (4-3-3): Fabianski; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Cresswell; Soucek, Alvarez, Ward-Prowse; Kudus, Antonio, Bowen

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How to watch West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen

17:37 , Matt Verri

TV channel: Tonight’s game will be broadcast live in the UK on TNT Sports 2 and TNT Sports Ultimate. Coverage starts at 7:30pm.

Live blog: Follow all the action live tonight right here with us, featuring expert analysis from Malik Ouzia at the London Stadium.

Good evening!

17:31 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of West Ham vs Bayer Leverkusen!

It’s Leverkusen who sit in pole position going into the second leg of this Europa League quarter-final tie, with a 2-0 aggregate lead. West Ham need something very special.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 8pm BST from the London Stadium. Stay with us!

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