Matchday LIVE: Bayern vs. Atlético

Follow all of the action as Atleti aim to extend Champions League winning run

Big game in store at the Allianz

Big game in store at the Allianz

Atlético Madrid face Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight, returning to the Allianz Arena – the scene of last year’s semi final – having already qualified as winners of Group D.

Simeone has named a strong but experimental line-up for the contest, as the rojibancos look the become just the sixth ever team to win all six of their group stage matches.

You can prepare for the match by reading our Match Preview.

Starting XIs

Bayern: Neuer; Rafinha, Hummels, Alaba, Bernat; Thiago, Vidal, Sanches; Robben, Costa, Lewandowski

Atlético: Oblak; Vrsaljko, Godín, Savic, Lucas; Gabi, Koke, Saúl, Gaitán; Carrasco, Griezmann



  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Dislike seeing Atletico play negative football. Dead game or not

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    It’s like a fucking training session for Bayern. They’re making fun of us at this point. I HATE seeing us unable to attack or make anything out of the chances we receive, we did’t spend money on attacking players for this

  • Kris

    Shhhh. Don’t say negative football. You’ll trigger a lot of people on here.

  • Kris

    Oblak clearly forgot to do his homework. Lewandowski scored the same fucking goal just the last game and he goes to cover the other side. lol I can understand him setting up his wall there and all but he only needed to watch that clip from Bayern’s last game.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Fuck them. This pisses me off, for years we’ve been trying to close the gap on “the big sides”. Playing like this with the players we have is totally unacceptable and I for one will always voice my displeasure with this bullshit

  • Kris

    But, but remember our roots. We have always been a bad side, with not enough financial prowess to compete with these big guys, so we have to play defensive. We only need to play to a defensive draw because we are very very poor. After all, we have nothing to lose because we don’t have the money. /s

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Lol

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    We’ve watched sides that are so much smaller than us run like there was no tomorrow and attack when they could against sides like Bayern and beat them. I say that to say this, those of you who are fine with this need a rude wake up call

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Those subs tell me all i need to know. I should really stop watching this shit

  • Kris

    Gabi just got a yellow card in this futile match. lmao.

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Fuck you Simeone, you coward… There i said it

  • Zinni DUDU

    Funny how Simeone has not the balls to take off Griezmann. Well lets take off Koke for Thomas, when u are 1:0 behin..

  • Kris

    Koke has done fuck all in the past 1 1/2 month. he’s been absolutely shit. I have no clue why he keeps starting.

  • aileen

    Only an idiot can keep for the whole match players playing absolutely nothing as well as introducing another one who is playing nothing.And I have never ever considered there are managers` favourites or untouchable ones in Atleti

  • Zinni DUDU

    Well thats maybe true, but you have to admit that he is the only player who can create something and connect with the strikers. Bringing on Thomas and letting torres on the bench against a team like bayern, where you need a striker to hold the ball and winning aerial duells is stupid

  • Kris

    I don’t know man. I am just tired of us playing with no heart and it’s getting so mundane. I just want us to actually go out and play. All I am asking for at the moment. I don’t give a fuck if we get relegated but make it that the players and the managers give their 100% every game. That’s all I am asking for. Whatever man. I guess we will see how the Villarreal match will turn out.

  • nandes

    These comments on here are way too angry for a pretty much pointless match. Relax a bit

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    Fuck you.. How about that for pointless????

  • Jeronamo Pakor Jones

    It’s about the damn performance and not for the first time. So it’s not just this “pointless match”

  • Zinni DUDU

    Bro, I know exactly what you are telling. I have the feeling that we have lost something since Milan. After the 1:0 in Madrid against Bayern I had the hope that we can regain maybe our form, but at this moment every is going wrong. Our keyplayers like Griezmann, Koke, Fillipe, Godin lost their form and something has to change our we will be really f*cked up this season…

    Villareal will be really really tough. I mean our strikers could not break against espanyol the score.. Against Villareal it will be much more difficult. Lets hope that we can win monday and regain confidence and form.

    I really have the hope that we can maybe do something special in the copa, because the final may take place in calderon.. Would it not be a great finish of the last year in the calderon to win the copa in the calderon?

    Lets Hope my friend; lets hope

  • AnonX

    Good! It’s a sign of health when fans got angry on a loss regardless of what kind it was but better have in the right perspective.

    To me this shouldn’t at all be a priority game, Villareal away at the weekend is, because there’s no point having already secured top spot but didn’t capitalize on it by not playing our second XI line up and also give the needed rest to most of the main players especially Griezmann and Koke.
    Should’ve just played the majority cup team instead but we foolishly were looking for a historic record.
    Come on, you will be playing Bayern in Munich under less than 3’C Freezing weather. But under that circumstances we DID manage Not to concede any open play goals except one on a freekick that not much could really be done when the formation the team is employing is such as this.

    After much evidences DO NOT expect a 3CMs midfield will give the team open chances let alone goal-s.
    The Only 3 CMs I would endorse are Gabi, Koke and Gaitan and in their like because I am suspecting Simeone finding to establish a 3CMs to balance the teams defence and attack, but in my observation his 3CMs especially with Saul right now have many times impeded the attacking expression and goal potential of the team. The only one that could work in my opinion if Simeone is adamant is having at least 2 creative midfielders in those setup.

    Otherwise brace yourself to expect similar results, God Forbid.
    (But don’t kick yourself too much, it wasn’t that bad of a result too much tonight given)

  • AndersAT

    Well, if he covered the side where the wall covered Lewandowski could have just kicked it hard and direct in the long corner.

    Walls are designed to cover one part of the goal so the keeper can cover the other part. If a player can kick the ball so fast in the corner covered be the wall, there is nothing to do for the keeper.

    So not Oblaks fault just an excellent kick.