Estadio Jose Alvalade sets to host one of the final matches of the day for a slot in the Champions League semi-finals. The match pitches RB Leipzig against high flying Atletico Madrid. The match schedules for Thursday with kickoff at 10 pm.
Atletico Madrid edged off last year’s Champions Liverpool from the last round managing to proceed to the last eight. The side manages to make it to the quarter-finals for the fifth time in seven seasons.
It is a totally different case for side RB Leipzig who is making it for the first time to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The side made it past the group stages after exiting last years’ finalists Tottenham.
Nagelsmann has come under heavy fire, especially with the exit of the talisman Timo Werner ahead of the Champions League fixture. Timo Werner recently signed for Chelsea with Nagelsmann, pointing out there is enough firepower ahead of the clash.
Diego Simone has built a reputation for recording disappointing results at this stage of the competition. The side registered various losses to the side, putting the side’s threat to proceed to the quarter-finals in jeopardy.
After edging out Liverpool in a heated clash for the last eight, Simone hopes to build on the win. The side finished third in La Liga behind the big two.
RB Leipzig vs. Atletico Madrid Head to Head
Both sides have not met at this stage of the competition in the Champions League. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
RB Leipzig 1-1 Wolfsburg
RB Leipzig 3-0 Tottenham
Tottenham 0-1 RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig 3-0 Werder Bremen
Bayern 0-0 RB Leipzig
Atletico Madrid 0-0 Real Sociedad
Getafe 0-2 Atletico
Atletico 1-0 Real Betis
Celta Vigo 1-1 Atletico
Atletico 3-0 Mallorca
RB Leipzig Team News
Following the exit of forward Timo Werner, it leaves space for Poulsen and Sabitzer to lead the attacking line. Expect the German side to be a little rusty given the side have five weeks since their last encounter.
Atletico Madrid Team News
A coronavirus scare shocked the camp with Andry Correa and Vrsaljko testing positive and remaining in self-isolation. Other players’ tests came in negative with the UEFA giving the green light for other players to take part in the competition. Diego Simone is yet to unleash the potential of side youngster Joao Felix.
Prediction and Odds
We expect a highly heated match with both sides sharing spoils in the first 90 minutes of the game.
Goals Under 2.5