Atleti are to face RB Leipzig in the Champions League quarterfinal. The German club were founded on May 19, 2009 and have since enjoyed a rapid growth thanks to their ambitious plans. They achieved four promotions in seven years and are now established amongst the Bundesliga elite.
Our opponents were runners-up in the league in 2017 and in the cup in 2019.
This season, Julian Nagelsmann’s side have finished third in the Bundesliga, behind Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. They’ve picked up 66 points, recording 18 wins, 12 draws and four defeats.
As for the Champions League, it has been a historic season for RB Leipzig. The German club have qualified for the quarter-finals for the first time. They finished first of Group G ahead of Olympique Lyonnais, SL Benfica and FC Zenit, collecting three wins, two draws and one defeat for a total of 11 points. In the last 16, they beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 away and 3-0 at home for a big 4-0 aggregate win.
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