LEP Vs ATL Dream11 Team Probable Playing 11 And Match Report: RB Leipzig find themselves partaking in the quarter-finals of the marquee tournament for the first time ever
Way back in March, RB Leipzig couldn’t take one wrong step in the footballing fraternity. Not only was the side in contention for the Bundesliga title but was ripping its way in the Champions League as well, results which emphasised the side’s attacking calibre.
The side thumped Tottenham 4-0 in a show of complete dominance and might, a result which saw the side storm its way into this round of the Champions League. However, proceeding that result, things have only been on the downtick for the club with the side going off the boil after the Coronavirus induced hiatus.
The side returned to the Bundesliga as a team which had lost all steam, a side quickly losing its relevance in the clamour for the 2019-20 title with a string of drab draws. Not only did they lose out on the glistening trophy but second position as well along with their spearhead in attack, striker Timo Werner.
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In lacklustre form at the moment, RB Leipzig’s encounter against Atletico Madrid can easily end in an excruciating headache for the club. Where RB Leipzig dwindled after their last Champions League triumph, Atletico Madrid utilised their 3-1 thumping of Liverpool to go from strength to strength.
The Spanish giants are unbeaten in their last 18 fixtures, results which saw them reclaim their traditional 3rd place in La Liga. The team’s defence is functioning at its imperious best, one which will see the side scrape its way a win today.
Probable Playing 11
- Gollini and Ilicic will both be sitting out today’s impending encounter with the duo struggling with injuries.
- Sime will be out of action for the Spanish club today with the player having tested positive for Coronavirus.
Gulacsi, Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg, Mukiele, Laimer, Sabitzer, Angelino, Nkunku, Olmo, Schick
Oblak, Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi, Llorente, Partey, Saul, Koke, Felix, Costa
Champions League 2019-20
Match: RB Leipzig Vs Atletico Madrid Quarter-Final 2
Date And Time: 14th August, Friday- 12:30am IST
Venue: Estadio da Luiz, Lisbon
Telecast: Sony Ten 1/HD
- Sabitzer: 4 Goals, 2 Assists
- Morata: 3 Goals
Liverpool Vs Atletico Madrid: 1-3
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Given the ramifications of today’s encounter and with RB Leipzig not the most lethal attacking unit at the moment, the Germans will be looking to divert their attention towards defence. They know they can make a meal of this tie if they are able to force Atletico Madrid’s hand by keeping a cleansheet today.
And in Peter Gulacsi, they have just the goal-keeper to help see this narrative transpire for the side today. He’s an astounding shot stopper, a player whose gallant displays saw him curb Tottenham from scoring in the round of 16.
Despite not being in the best of form when they took on Liverpool the last time in the Champions League, Atletico Madrid were able to up the ante when required. They shipped in a measly one goal in two encounters to the Premier League champions, halting one of the most rampant attacks in Europe from finding the goal.
That defensive resurgence carried into the La Liga as well with Atletico Madrid showing why they are traditionally regarded as one of the most astute defensive units. And in this one off clash, they’ll look to make life a travesty for RB Leipzig by scripting together yet another pinch perfect show of defensive setup.
With a cleansheet always likely for them when they take to the middle, we have the Spanish club’s entire backline make a way into our setup. All of Kerion Tripper with the one assist, Jose Gimenez, Sevan Savic and Renan Lodi will be embedded in our setup for the impending outing.
Looking to break the deadlock against Liverpool, Atletico Madrid needed someone to come up with a worldclass showing. The two goals for Marcos Llorente in that 3-1 win not only saw him guide his side into this encounter but also spark his life at the club with the midfielder being a regular starter for the club ever since.
With the one assists, Koke will always be making a way into our side along with Saul Niguez who ended up with 7 goals for the club in La Liga 2019-20. RB Leipzig will elsewhere see top scorer with the well worded 4 goals and 2 assists, Marcel Sabitzer become the first selection from the side for today.
He’s linked up with Christopher Nkunku for whom this season has been a real breakthrough owing to the 12 assists he had for the assist in the Bundesliga.
With Werner having left for Chelsea and Poulsen doubtful for this tie, everything in the striker’s docket will lie on Patrik Schick. Luckily for RB Leipzig, he’s someone more than adept at helping his side forget their gaping holes with his ability to traverse past defenders leaving sides in tatters this term.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The high likelihood of a cleansheet for Atletico Madrid sees us captain Lodi for the encounter while Saul is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Gulacsi, Lodi, Trippier, Jose, Savic, Marcos, Saul, Koke, Nkunku, Sabitzer, Schick
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