UEFA Champions League Preview: Atletico Madrid vs RB Salzburg

Luis Suarez-Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid will face Salzburg for the first time in the Champions League.

Stadium: Wanda Metropolitano

Key Statistics:

  • Atletico Madrid haven’t suffered a defeat in any of their matches against Austrian oppositions in Champions League.
  • Atletico are undefeated in their last 22 home games in UCL bar the defeat against Chelsea in 2017.
  • Salzburg had won their last away game in European competition in 2009, defeating Villarreal.

Atletico Madrid

After losing out their opening game in the group stage against Bayern last week, they will look to open the account against Salzburg.

Atletico have been off to a solid start in La Liga this season with three wins and two draws.

Luis Suarez will be a player on the spotlight following his dream start to life with Rojiblancos, scoring four goals which make him the league’s joint top-scorer alongside Ansu Fati.

Atletico also won their recent La Liga fixture against Real Betis.

Possible line up:

Jan Oblak, Kieran Trippier, Stefan Savic, Jose Gimenez, Renan Lodi, Angel Correa, Koke, Hector Herrera, Thomas Lemar, Luis Suarez, Joao Felix

Injured players

Diego Costa, Vrsaljko


Salzburg’s first game in the Champions League ended up in an enthralling draw against Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Austrian giants are off to a rampant start this season, winning all of their five games in Austrian Bundesliga including the recent win against Austria Wien.

Salzburg’s biggest asset will be Dominic Szoboszlai, the highly-rated young playmaker who has continued his form this season.

Possible line-up:

Cican Stankovic, Albert Vallci, Andre Ramalho, Maximilian Wober, Andreas Ulmer, Enock Mwepu, Masaya Okugawa, Zlatko Junuzovic, Dominik Szoboszlai, Sekou Koita, Patson Daka

Injured players

Antoine Bernede