Atletico Madrid welcome Bayern Munich to the Vicente Calderon for the second time in less than five months as they try to replicate the result that night back in late April. A lone Saul Niguez goal was enough to see off Pep Guardiola’s charges on that night, which was enough to help them progress to the Champions League final despite a 2-1 loss at the Allianz Arena just a week later.
Not much has changed by the Manzanares as it’s still the same tried and tested system being deployed by Diego Simeone and very little turnover of players but things have changed at Bayern Munich. Exit Pep, enter Carlo; the Italian knows a thing or two about beating Atletico Madrid in a Champions League game too. He was over Real Madrid when they beat los Rojiblancos in Lisbon back in the ultimate game in the competition in heartbreaking fashion.
Bayern under the former Real Madrid boss have started particularly well and lead the Bundesliga with maximum points. They also have a 5-0 hammering of Rostov on their resume this year. Atletico did not start the season a well as they might have liked but they remain unbeaten despite three draws with two newly-promoted sides, and Barcelona more recently.
Atletico are missing Jose Gimenez, Alessio Cerci, Miguel Moya, Tiago and Augusto Fernandez through injury and Bayern will have to do without Douglas Costa and Holger Badstuber.
Location: Vicente Calderon, Madrid, Spain
Kick-off time: 19.45 PM GMT/BST, 13:45 Eastern, 10:45 Pacific
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Projected Atletico Madrid line-up: Oblak, Juanfran, Godin, Savic, Filipe Luis, Koke, Saul, Gabi, Griezmann, Gameiro, Carrasco.
Projected Bayern Munich line-up: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Thiago, Alonso, Vidal; Muller, Lewandowski, Coman.