Atletico Madrid Vs Liverpool. Champions League : Knockout stage, 18 February 2020, Wanda Metropolitano, 21:00, LiveText at FootballBetExpert
Atletico Madrid will start their 1/8 Champions League encounter against current title holders Liverpool.
Argentinean manager Diego Simeone has striker Diego Costa apt and could feature after recovering from back surgery in November.
However, English defender Kieran Trippier is set to be sidelined. Alvaro Morata and Jose Gimenez returned to the squad during a 2-2 draw with Valencia on Friday, with the striker playing for the last 25 minutes. Moreover,Defender Gimenez was an unused substitute.
. Finally summer signing Joao Felix is also set to miss out for Atleti.
Matches between At Madrid and Liverpool tend to be focused on control of the midfield area.
Only previous Champions League encounters between these two teams came in the 2008/09 group stages – both games ended 1-1.
Jürgen Klopp takes his Champions League title holders to Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday for the 1/8 stage to play one of the most important games of the season 2020.
The Reds are doing a perfect Premier league season. A victory at Atletico would see Liverpool extend their winning sequence, and certainly keep their classy style with a chance to win Champions Leagues for two Years in a row.
Reds have Shaqiri (calf) incert for this game alongside long-term absentee Nathaniel Clyne.
Possible Line up for Liverpool: Allison, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum – Salah, Mane, Firmino.
This will be another great opportunity for Jurgen Kloop to win at
Wanda Metropolitano and continue the venture to win the second champions league title in a row.
The Head coach has indicated that trio Sadio Mane, Salah and Firmino could start on against Atletico.
Liverpool, has Alisson Becker in very good form.
Finally, great centre-back Virgil van Dijk, is in very good shape and most probably will play in defense alongside Matip. Both had very consistent performances in the last games.
It announces an interesting clash of two legendary teams in Europe.
Atlético Madrid come after 2-2 draw in La Liga against Valencia on Friday night. Marcos Llorente and Thomas Partey both gave Diego Simeone’s men the lead in the first half but Valencia come back and equalized. However, Liverpool sit 25 points clear ahead of second place in Premier league Man City.
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