Atleti are ready for a new Champions League challenge as Simeone’s men face Lokomotiv Moscow in the Russian capital. The matchday 2 game is to be played at RZD Arena on Tuesday at 9 pm CET and is to be officiated by Israeli referee Orel Grinfeld.
Our team came back from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 against Juventus in the first Champions League game. Savic and Herrera scored late goals to earn a point against the Italian champions.
Lokomotiv Moscow earned a 2-1 away win at Bayer Leverkusen thanks to strikes from Krychowiak and Barinov. Thanks to that result, the Russian side are currently top of group D with three points. They’re also doing well in the league, in which they sit in second place, having won Zenit Saint Petersburg in their last match.
We last played in Moscow on March 15, 2018. We earned a 5-1 win against Lokomotiv in the Europa League, which we would go on to win in Lyon.