RB Leipzig v Athletic Madrid : UEFA Champions League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Published On: August 12, 2020, 10:28 pm
Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date :Thursday 13th, August  2020
Time: 8:00pm
Stadium Estadio Jose Alvalade
Referee Szymon Marciniak (Poland)
Goal Scorer:

Team News

RB Leipzig
As for Leipzig, Nagelsmann would ideally go with Yussuf Poulsen and Patrik Schick up top in the absence of Werner.

That will mean retaining the same 3-5-2 setup that has worked so well for the club, but his hand may be further forced as Poulsen missed the end of the domestic campaign with an injury.

The German side may also be a little rusty given that this is their first competitive match in more than five weeks.

RB Leipzig possible starting lineup:
Gulacsi; Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Mukiele, Laimer, Sabitzer, Angelino; Nkunku, Olmo; Schick
RB Leipzig Champions League form: WWDDWW
RB Leipzig form (all competitions): WDWDLW

size=14pt]Athletic Madrid[/size]
Atletico confirmed on Monday that attacker Angel Correa and right-back Sime Vrsaljko were the individuals to test positive for coronavirus at the weekend.

Both players will self-isolate at home and will therefore play no part on Thursday, though Vrsaljko has been used sparingly this term and was already injured.

All other tests came back negative, meaning that the game has been given the all clear by UEFA to go ahead as planned.

Those two absentees aside, Simeone has a fully fit squad to choose from, with his biggest call coming up top.

Alvaro Morata has scored eight of his 15 Champions League goals in the knockout stages of the competition, but Diego Costa may get the nod alongside Joao Felix for this one.
Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi; Llorente, Partey, Saul, Koke; Felix, Costa
Atletico Madrid Champions League form: WLLWWW
Atletico Madrid form (all competitions): DWDWWD

Prediction: RB Leipzig 0-0 Atletico Madrid (Atletico through on pens)