Laga RB Leipzig vs Atletico Madrid will take place at the Jose Alyalade Stadium, Portugal, Friday (14/8/2020) at 02.00 WIB.
RB Leipzig, which has just lost one of its flagship players, Timo Werner, remains optimistic about seeing the match of life and death towards the Champions League semifinals.
Timo Werner has joined one of the clubs participating in the English League, Chelsea, since July 2020.
Currently, the 24-year-old striker is undergoing a series of pre-season with Chelsea to welcome the 2020-2021 competition.
As a result, Timo Werner must give up the opportunity to appear with RB Leipzig for the remainder of the 2019-2020 Champions League.
However, the RB Leipzig coach, Julian Nagelsmann, said that he still had other players he could rely on when facing Atletico Madrid.
“We’ve talked a lot about that, we know we don’t have Werner, but we have other players who are strong in attack,” said Nagelsmann. Sky Sports.
Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid, who qualified for the quarter-finals after overthrowing Liverpool as the defending champions of the Champions League, were reluctant to be too confident in welcoming the match against RB Leipzig.
The coach, Diego Simeone, remains wary of the strength of the club nicknamed Die Bullen.
The vigilance that arises in Simeone cannot be separated from the impressive appearance of Die Bullen’s troops, nicknamed RB Leipzig, in the 2019-2020 Champions League.
In this season’s Champions League, RB Leipzig qualified for the phase knock-out with the status of Group G winners, ahead of Olympique Lyon, Benfica, and Zenit Saint Petersburg.
After advancing to the last 16, RB Leipzig overthrew Jose Mourinho’s England representative, Tottenham Hotspur, 4-0 on aggregate.
Currently, RB Leipzig have collected 14 goals from the eight Champions League matches they have played.
“It’s a big game, against a fantastic team and coach,” said Diego Simeone, quoted from Brand.
“They (RB Leipzig) change positions constantly and attack a lot. Their statistics show decent ability, so we have great respect for them,” said Simeone.
The duel of life and death between RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid can be witnessed through live streaming Champions League on Vidio.com, Friday (14/8/2020) at 02.00 WIB.