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Bayern Munich vs Atletico Madrid, UEFA Champions League 2020-21, Match Prediction

The current European Champion Bayern start their title defence with a home clash against Atletico in UEFA Champions League 2020-21

Match Timings: Oct 22, 12:30 AM

Team Preview 

2019-20 Champions League winner Bayern Munich hosts Spanish Club Atletico at Allianz Arena on Wednesday to kick start their campaign. The German Giants defeated PSG 1-0 in the final of the last edition and they won Bundesliga title for the 8th successive year. Their glorious winning streak ended with a 4-1 loss against Hoffenheim in the domestic season. After the defeat, they added four consecutive wins in all competition. The tight schedule is a big worrying sign for Flick as they had to play twice in 48 hours last week. Flick’s side would aim to see another quality performance from last season’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski who has netted seven goals and three assists in Bundesliga 2020-21. 

Meanwhile, Atletico would take a fresh start to the season after losing to RB Leipzig in last season's quarter-finals. Diego Simeone’s men started their domestic campaign with a 6-1 loss against Granada but they played two back-to-back draws to Huesca and Villarreal respectively. The 2-0 victory against Celta Vigo sent them to 8th spot. The new signing from Barcelona, Luis Suarez is in phenomenal form, scoring three goals and an assist from four La Liga appearances. Los Rojiblancos won two times in their six meetings with Bayern Munich and lost their previous two matches. The Champions League record for Spanish Outfit is not favouring them as Atletico have lost five of their last six Champions League matches to German opponents in away fixtures.  

Team News & Possible Lineups 

Bayern Munich 

Alphonso Davies could get the substitutes tag in the home game. Coman and Costa would lineup in the wide positions as Serge Gnabry tested positive for coronavirus.

Lineup: Neuer; Pavard, Sule, Alaba, Hernandez; Tolisso, Goretzka; Costa, Muller, Coman; Lewandowski

All competitions form: W L W W W W 

Atletico Madrid 

After an impressive debut against Celta Vigo, Lucas Torreira is likely to start tonight. Diego Costa has been ruled out through injury.

Lineup: Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Lodi; Llorente, Torreira, Koke, Carrasco; Suarez, Felix

All competitions form: W D D W 

Key Players 

Bayern Munich 

Robert Lewandowski

7 goals and 3 assists in Bundesliga 2020-21

Thomas Muller 

3 goals and 4 assists in Bundesliga 2020-21

Atletico Madrid

Luis Suarez 

3 goals and 1 assist in La Liga 2020-21

Joao Felix 

1 goal and 1 assist in La Liga 2020-21

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