RB LEIPZIG take on Atletico Madrid in a Champions League quarter-final clash as the tournament heats up.
The 2019-20 Champions League is taking place in Lisbon, in a World Cup-style mini-tournament following the coronavirus delays.
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This will be the first competitive encounter between RB Leipzig and Atlético Madrid. It’s also the first time RB Leipzig have been drawn against a Spanish club in European competition.
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The two sides meet in a mini tournament style format for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.
Lisbon’s Estádio José Alvalade will play host to tonight’s quarter final between the German and Spanish sides with the winner progressing to the semi-final.
Julian Nagelsmann will be without former star man Timo Werner for the final stages of the competition due to his recent move to Chelsea, the striker had scored 34 times and assisted 13 across all competitions before leaving for the West London club.
Nagelsmann will most likely go with Patrik Schick up front as his side prepare for their first competitive match in just over a month.
Leipzig could also be missing Yussuf Poulsen who has only just returned to training after a knee injury as well as key men Marcel Sabitzer and Ibrahima Konate.
Madrid boss, Simeone would have a fully fit squad to his disposal if it wasn’t for the positive test results confirming that both Sime Vrsaljko and Angel Correa have coronavirus. They are at home self-isolating and are both asymptomatic.
Tonight’s quarter final game is the furthest RB Leipzig have gone in the Champions League, a win would take them into the final four of the competition but standing in their way are three time runners-up Atletico.
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