RB Leipzig will be squaring off against Atletico Madrid at the Estadio Jose Alvalade in the quarterfinal of UEFA Champions League 2019-20.
Atletico Madrid overcomes the reigning Premier League Champion Liverpool 3-2 in the last round to grab fifth European quarter-finals in seven seasons. The La Liga Club finished at the second spot in the league standings, winning 3 matches out of six. Los Rojiblancos are up against the European QF debutant Leipzig and Diego Simeone is pretty confident to cross the line to meet PSG in the semifinal, who had defeated Atalanta in the remarkable comeback in the last-minute strike. After the resumption, the Spanish outfit is unbeaten from 18 matches and they finished third in La Liga behind to Real Madrid and Barcelona. Atletico Madrid had a good record against German clubs and their most recent victory came against Bayern Munich in 2016. Meanwhile, the Bundesliga Club is appearing in the quarterfinal stage for the first time. Julian Nagelsmann's men finished third in Bundesliga 2019-20 and lost one game in their last 15 fixtures. In Champions League outing, they finished top in the group and secured a 4-0 aggregate win over Spurs in the first knockout round.
Team News & Lineups
Timo Werner who netted a goal in a penalty against Spurs went to Chelsea in the transfer window and it’s a big blow to the Red Bulls. Julian Nagelsmann would go with the same XI.
Lineup: Gulacsi; Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Mukiele, Laimer, Sabitzer, Angelino; Nkunku, Olmo; Schick
Champions League form: WW D D W W
Atletico will be without Angel Correa and right-back Sime Vrsaljko who tested positive for COVID-19.
Lineup: Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi; Llorente, Partey, Saul, Koke; Felix, Costa
Champions League form: W L L W W W
Emil Forsberg (forward): 4 goals
Marcel Sabitzer (forward): 4 goals
Hwang Hee-Chan (midfielder): 3 goals
Alvaro Morata (forward): 3 goals
Joao Felix (midfield): 2 goals
Marcus Llorente (forward): 2 goals