Atletico Madrid and Porto meet in the Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League 2021/2022. This game will take place at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid on September 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM (ET). Atletico Madrid still have a pending title to win. Here is all the detailed information about this Champions League potential lineups.
Atletico Madrid shared Group A in the 2020-2021 season with Bayern Munich, Red Bull Salzburg and Lokomotiv Moscow to finish second with 9 points. They could barely win two games in the group stage last season, the rest of the games were three draws and one loss.
Porto posted a better result in the group stage last year with 13 points, 4 wins, a draw and a loss as the second best team in Group C. Two wins were on the road against Marseille and Olympiacos, and the other two wins were at home against those same two teams.
Atletico Madrid probable lineup
Atletico Madrid are in third place in the table at La Liga after four weeks without losing a single game. Three wins by one goal against Celta Vigo 2-1, Elche 1-0 and Espanyol 2-1, the fourth game was a draw against Villarreal 2-2. Atletico Madrid's style of play is boring but it works to win and draw games.
Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid’s head coach, is satisfied after winning the La Liga title, but he still has something pending called the UEFA Champions League. Simeone and his team have come close to winning the Champions League but they lost two finals in 2014 and 2016.
This is the likely Atletico Madrid’s lineup for this game: Oblak (MF), Gimenez (MF), Felipe (MF), Hermoso (MF), Trippier (MF), Koke (MF), Llorente (MF), Lemar (MF), Carrasco (MF), Suarez (FW), Griezmann (FW).
Porto probable lineup
Porto are unbeaten in the Primeira Liga in Portugal with three wins and two draws after five matchweeks in the new season. The last game in the local league was a 1-1 draw on the
Sérgio Conceição, Porto's head coach, said a few weeks ago that he knows the size of the other teams in terms of money power to buy players, but that doesn't really matter since the games are won on the field and not with a bank account.
This is the likely Porto’s lineup for this game: Costa (GK), Mario (DF), Mbemba (DF), Pepe (DF), Marcano (DF), Otavio (MF), Uribe (MF), Oliveira (MF), Diaz (MF), Corona (FW), Taremi (FW).