UEFA Champions League Preview: Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich

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Atletico Madrid host Bayern Munich in the Champions League next week and the Spanish outfit will be looking to close the gap with the German outfit with a win here.

Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano

Key Statistics

Bayern have won their last 15 matches (Champions League).

Bayern have scored at least 3 goals in 9 of their last 11 matches (Champions League).

Bayern have been winning at both half time and full time in 7 of their last 8 matches (Champions League).

Bayern Munich

The German champions have won all four games and there are seven points clear at the top of Group A. They will be hoping to pull further clear at the top of the table with a win here.

They completely outplayed Atletico in the last meeting and Hansi Flick will demand a similar performance from his players this time as well. 

Bayern Munich Possible Lineup

Neuer, Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Hernandez, Tolisso, Goretzka, Gnabry, Muller, Sane, Lewandowski

Unavailable players

As for Bayern Munich they will be without Joshua Kimmich. The German midfielder has picked up meniscus damage and he will return to action next year.

Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid are second in the standings with five points from four matches and they are under pressure to finish the group states strongly.

With Lokomotiv Moscow breathing down their necks, the Spanish outfit cannot afford to slip up right now or they could be out of the Champions League soon.

The last time these two sides met Bayern Munich picked up a comfortable 4-0 win over Atletico Madrid and it will be interesting to see if the Spanish outfit can avenge that defeat here.

Atletico Madrid Possible Lineup

Oblak, Savic, Gimenez, Hermoso, Trippier, Koke, Saul, Lodi, Llorente, Felix, Suarez

Unavailable players

The Spanish outfit will be without the Croatian right-back Sime Vrsaljko due to a knee injury.

Lucas Torreira and Diego Costa are doubtful for the game as well.