Atleti return to Champions League action with a massive quarterfinal clash against RB Leipzig. The fixture is to be played at Sporting CP’s Estadio José Alvalade at 9 pm CET on Thursday.
Our team knocked out Liverpool in the last 16 thanks to a 4-2 aggregate win. Saúl led us to a 1-0 win at the Wanda Metropolitano, whereas a Llorente brace and a late strike from Morata earned us a 3-2 victory at Anfield. Previously, we had finished second in our group behind Juventus and in front of Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomotiv Moscow.
After the COVID-19 break, we earned 25 points in our 11 remaining LaLiga matches (7W, 4D). our streak allowed us to finish third in the league, in which we went unbeaten in our last 16 fixtures.
In Lisbon we’ll face RB Leipzig, who completed a sensational Bundesliga season and finished third. Julian Nagelsmann’s side were first of their group in front of Olympique Lyonnais, Benfica and Zenit and then they beat Tottenham 4-0 in the last 16. The German team have great players, such as Dani Olmo, Marcel Sabitzer, Christopher Nkunku and Yussuf Poulsen.