While Atlético can technically still qualify with two wins and some help from Qarabag, los colchoneros have just a five percent chance to make the Round of 16 — and based on the team’s form in this season’s Champions League, that seems generous. Atleti have scored just two goals and are yet to win in this year’s group stage, losing at the death to Chelsea and drawing against the rest.
Still though, Atlético will go on the prowl Wednesday for their first UCL win of the season and their first at their new home. Atleti and Group C leaders Roma played out a 0-0 draw on Sept. 12, a game that would have been an Atleti win if not for poor finishing.
Simeone will make a few changes from the team that held Real Madrid to a goalless draw on Saturday. Filipe Luís will reclaim his place at left back, and El Cholo confirmed during the pre-game press conference that Fernando Torres will start alongside Antoine Griezmann. Stefan Savić did not make the final squad, and Šime Vrsaljko suffered an injury in training, thus leading to his exclusion.
Oblak; Juanfran, Giménez, Lucas, Filipe Luís; Saúl, Thomas, Koke, Carrasco; Griezmann, Torres.
Atlético Madrid 2-1 Roma.
How to watch
Location: Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
Time: 20:45 CEST, 19:45 BST, 12:45 p.m. EST, 10:45 a.m. PST
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TV/streaming options: Movistar+, beIN Sports Connect España (Spain), BT Sport Extra (United Kingdom), WatchESPN, fuboTV, FOX Soccer Plus (United States), Premium Play, PremiumSport 2 HD (Italy)
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