To watch the pre-round second leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Champions Bayern Munich faces several problems ahead of Tuesday’s match. Coronavirus has had a detrimental effect on the club that Thomas Muller and Benjamin Pavard will not participate in the duel in Rome, despite Javi Martinez and Leon Goritska’s recovery.
The latter reappeared on Saturday, and participated in the second half of the match, but was unable to prevent the Bundesliga leaders from surrendering 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt, days after the Bavarian giants drew 3-3 at home against Armenia Bielefeld, threatening a team. Down. French midfielder Corentin Tolisso was also absent after suffering a cramp during training last week.
Atletico reach the meeting losing the Spanish League. Luis Suarez’s goals lifted Diego Simeone’s side to the top, but they had barely scored a victory in the last four rounds.
Simeone veered from their traditional 4-4-2 style, which left champions Atletico on the road last season. Now, Simeone uses a line of three in the background and returns to two extremes to accompany Suárez and João Félix in the attack.
Thomas Tuchel has not lost any of his seven matches since taking over from Chelsea in late January. It’s hard to break Chelsea from the team led by Frank Lampard. But his attack was not very flexible and he will face Atlético’s fierce defense.
The one-way match will be held in Bucharest, Romania, due to travel restrictions preventing visitors from the United Kingdom from entering Spain.