By the time this match kicks off, Atletico Madrid may find themselves 13 points off the summit. After this match, they will be traveling to Catalonia to take on Barcelona in the league action. So if Diego Simeone’s team is to remain relevant in the title race, they have to win this game as well as the match at Camp Nou.
Having won the first leg 2-0 against Juventus, the Rojiblancos headed to Turin as the favorites to qualify to the quarterfinals. But instead, they came unstuck against their familiar foe Cristiano Ronaldo who scored a brilliant hat-trick.
Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves Team News
ATL Team News:
Injured – As for Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich bound defender Lucas Hernandez and Santiago Arias have both been ruled out of this match.
Key Players – Antoine Griezmann, Koke.
ALA Team News:
Injured – Winger Burgui has been ruled out of this match.
Key Players – Jonathan Calleri, Borja Baston.
Atletico Madrid vs Deportivo Alaves Playing 11
Deportivo Alaves– Pacheco (GK), Vigaray, Navarro, Laguardia, Aguirregabiria; Pina, Brasanac, Inui, Jony; Baston, Calleri.
Atletico Madrid– Oblak (GK), Juanfran, Godin, Gimenez, Saul; Partey, Correa, Koke, Lemar; Morata, Griezmann.