It’s go time. Atlético Madrid need a win in the worst way Tuesday night as Qarabag come to visit in the UEFA Champions League.
Atlético picked up only two points from the opening three group stage games, which includes a 0-0 stalemate against this Qarabag side in Baku two weeks ago. A win is a must for Atleti, and they will likely need help from Chelsea in the form of a victory at AS Roma. A draw or a loss (gasp) all but ends Atleti’s qualification hopes; FiveThirtyEight rates Atlético’s chances of finishing second at 23 percent entering play Tuesday.
Diego Simeone will have little room to rotate in this must-win fixture, although we could see Kévin Gameiro drop to the bench following an unimpressive display against Villarreal on Saturday. Koke (muscular edema) and Yannick Carrasco (knee) are still out; neither player is expected back until after the next international break.
Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Savić, Filipe Luís; Gabi, Thomas, Gaitán, Saúl; Griezmann, Correa.
Atlético 1-0 Qarabag.
How to watch
Location: Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Time: 21:45 CEST, 20:45 BST, 3:45 p.m. EST, 12:45 p.m. PST
SB Nation opposition blog: N/A
Available TV/streaming: beIN Sports Spain, Movistar + (Spain), BT Sport Extra (United Kingdom), WatchESPN, Fox Soccer Plus (United States)
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