With two wins from as many games, the hosts are currently occupying top in Group B of Europe’s elite club football competition, while Atletico are sitting at the third place, with three points.
Club Brugge will host Atletico Madrid in a UEFA Champions League fixture at the Jan Breydel Stadium on Tuesday night. With two wins from as many games, the hosts are currently occupying top in Group B of Europe’s elite club football competition, while Atletico are sitting at the third place, with three points from two games. Club Brugge are heading into the match on the back of a dominant 3-0 victory over Mechelen in a Belgian top flight match on Saturday. The Spanish outfit, meanwhile, got the better of Sevilla 2-0 in a La Liga game on the same day.
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— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) October 3, 2022
Club Brugge have made a brilliant start to their European campaign, having defeated Bayern Leverkusen (1-0) and Porto (4-0) in their opening two games in September. Against Porto, Ferran Jutgla, Kamal Sowah, Andreas Olsen and Antonio Nusa netted for the Blau-Zwart to secure all three points. Meanwhile, in the Belgian Pro League, the Farmer are occupying the third spot in the table, having collected 22 points from 10 games thus far, five points adrift of leaders Antwerp. Last time out, Jutgla, Eduard Sobol and Tajon Buchanan netted for the Blue-Black to secure the win against Mechelen
Atletico, on the other hand, put two goals past Sevilla without reply in their last outing on Saturday. Diego Simeone’s side took the lead through Marcus Llorente inside the opening half-hour mark, before Alvaro Morata’s 57th-minute strike doubled the lead and sealed the win. It was Atletico’s fourth win from their opening seven La Liga games and they are now sitting at the fifth position in the Spanish top flight standings. Meanwhile, the Colchoneros began their European campaign with a dramatic 2-1 win over Porto before losing 2-0 against Bayer Leverkusen in September.
Club Brugge midfielder Mats Rits is a long-term absence because of cruciate ligament injury, while Clinton Mata and Noa Lang are sidelined with ankle problems. Sowah is expected to lead the line with Olsen and Jutgla in support. As for Atletico, defender Sergio Reguilon is nursing an injury, while Felipe is unavailable because of a suspension from last season. Morata and Felix are likely for the attacking-duo with Rodrigo de Paul and Llorent pulling the strings in the midfield.
Club Brugge probable starting lineup: Mignolet, Odoi, Mechele, Sylla, Meijer, Onyedika, Nielsen, Vanaken, Olsen, Sowah, Jutgla
Atletico Madrid probable starting lineup: Oblak, Molina, Savic, Gimenez, Mandava, Hermoso, Llorente, De Paul, Saul, Morata, Felix
The UEFA Champions League match between Club Brugge and Atletico Madrid will take place at Jan Breydel Stadium on Wednesday at 12:30 am IST.
|Club Brugge vs Atletico Madrid||key details|
|Date||October 4 (Belgium)|
|Venue||Jan Breydel Stadium|
|Kickoff time in Belgium||9:00 pm (Tuesday)|
|Kickoff time in Spain||9:00 pm (Tuesday)|
For the football fans in India, live coverage of the UEFA Champions League matches will be available on Sony Sports network. Besides, fans can live stream via Jio TV. Meanwhile, those in Belgium can catch the live action on VTM 2, Pickx + Sports 2 and Club RTL; and Movistar + and Movistar Liga de Campeones 2 in Italy.