Europa League-bound Club Brugge will host Atlético Madrid on Tuesday night — and the visitors are 90 minutes from winning Group A.
Atlético can take first place anyway if Borussia Dortmund drop points at Monaco, but that scenario seems unlikely considering the Ligue 1 side’s struggles. Brugge played well in the reverse on Oct. 3, but Atleti’s talent won out in the second half of that 3-1 win at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Still, the reigning Belgian champions held Dortmund to a goalless draw in matchday five and have enough offensive talent to make things difficult for los colchoneros, who continue to deal with injuries to their defense.
Lucas Hernández joins Juanfran on the shelf, even as Diego Simeone has recovered José Giménez and Diego Godín. Stefan Savić is suspended after his late red card against Monaco in matchday five, while Koke will return from the one-game suspension he served against Alavés in LaLiga.
Oblak; Arias, Giménez, Godín, Filipe Luís; Rodri, Saúl, Koke, Lemar; Griezmann, Correa.
Brugge 1-2 Atlético.
How to watch
Date: Dec. 11, 2018
Location: Jan Breydel Stadium, Brugge, Belgium
Kickoff time: 9:00 p.m. CET, 8:00 p.m. GMT, 3:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. PST
SB Nation opposition blog: N/A
Available TV/streaming: Movistar+ (Spain), BT Sport Extra (United Kingdom), B/R Live (United States), RMC Sport Live (France), FOX Play Sur (Uruguay), Esporte Interativo Plus (Brazil), PPTV Sport (China).