Atletico Madrid play host to Lokomotiv Moscow on Wednesday night realizing that triumph could put them near the very edge of capability for the Champions League round 16.
Nonetheless, Lokomotiv then again would head into the fixture at Wanda Metropolitano mindful that recording maximum points from Spain would move them into second spot in Group A.
Albeit, after a mixed beginning to the Champions League this season, Diego Simeone’s men would be out for a success realizing completely well they will be at second to Bayern Munich after a 4-0 destruction to the German outfit, yet the Spanish are watching out for a two pointss above Lokomotiv.
Having done incredibly doing the end of the week with a success over Barcelona in the homegrown tie which stretches out clean sheet to six of every eight games.
Having ended up in an extreme tough group, Lokomotiv are keeping watch for the capability to the following round with three games remaining.
Marko Nikolic’s side are doing so badly in the Russian league, sitting in eight position and eight points adrift of pioneers CSKA Moscow.
Nonetheless, they finished a six winless streak in all competition at the end of the week, beating Arsenal Tula after a converted penalty from Anton Miranchuk.
Maximum points were recorded regardless of a player being sent off for half of the game, and Nikolic will trust that the character showed in that challenge will prompt a sensational improvement ahead of the forthcoming tie.
Lucas Torreira and Luis Suarez are expected to miss the game having tested positive for covid-19 while representing their country with Simeone expected to re-visitation of his 4-4-2 formation with the inclusion of Lodi and Carrasco.
With Fedor Smolov nursing injury, Eder is relied upon to get approval. Veteran center back, Vedran Corluka is expected to start being shown red card in the homegrown tie on Saturday.
Going into this game with the success over European goliath, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid stays top pick in this impending match.