08/13/2020 - 15:23
Leipzig and Atlético de Madrid meet this afternoon , at the José Alvalade Stadium, in the second game of the Champions League quarter-finals in the Lisbon bubble. The winner awaits Paris Saint Germain, who eliminated Atalanta ..
Diego Simeone's team starts as a favorite to eliminate the champion Liverpool and his experience in this type of encounter, although he cannot trust a daring rival.
Five months later, Atlético retakes the European dream and does so against German Leipzig, who was in charge of taking the runner-up , Tottenham who won both games and 4-0 on aggregate.
The mattress team is, after Barcelona and Bayern Munich, the most expert of the participants in Lisbon thanks to its two finals in 2014 and 2016, plus its semi-final in 2017, and that gives it a plus that it must now certify at José Alvalade. In addition, after the break, Atlético returned much more solid and extended their unbeaten streak to 18 games in all competitions.
For this match, Cholo Simeone finally left Thomas Partey on the bench , suffering from a muscle problem since the last La Liga game and contributed by Koke and Saúl for the midfield, with Herrera and Carrasco on the wings.
[🏧👥] 𝐍𝐔𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐑𝐎 1⃣1⃣ !!
🔴⚪ # AúpaAtleti | ⚽ # RBLAtleti
⭐ #UCL | 🌉 # Lisboa2020 pic.twitter.com/wBIMNILcaz
Above, Llorente and Diego Costa will command the attacks, while in front of goalkeeper Oblak will be Giménez and Savic in the central defense and Trippier and Lodi in the wings.
On the other hand, on the side of Leipzig - which for the first time disputes the quarterfinals - Julian Nagelsmann arranged an eleven with Gulacsi in the goal, Klostermann, Upamecano and Halstenberg in the rear, Sabitzer and Angeliño of wingers, Laimer and Kampl in the middle and Dani Olmo, Poulsen and Nkunku as forwards.
🔥 Und so starten wir ins @ ChampionsLeague-Viertelfinale
Unsere 🔴⚪ Startelf vs. @Atleti #MissaoFinal #RBLATL #UCL pic.twitter.com/6YnAJOUsN1
The German team, founded eleven years ago and in the Bundesliga since 2016, is consolidated among the best in the German championship, in which it finished third. Although after the break he could not keep up with Bayern, in 2020 he has only lost three games, showing solidity at heart.
The game against Atlético, however, will be the first that he has practically in a month and a half, and also the first without Timo Werner, which opened a place for Dani Olmo, signed in the last transfer market.