Our prediction for this Champions League match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Wanda Metropolitano when Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munchen face each other in the Champions League derby. Los Rojiblancos dropped four points in total in back-to-back draws with Lokomotiv Moscow, but they remained in second place in Group A. Key attacker Luis Suarez is rated doubtful for Tuesday’s clash, while Joao Felix returns to the starting XI after coming as a substitute in a 1-0 win over Valencia at the weekend.
The likes of Sanchez, Herrera, Costa, Vrstaljko, and Torreira are out of contention as well. The Bavarians aim to keep their 100% in Group A intact, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. However, beating Atletico in Madrid is easier said than done, and we are tempted to put our money on draw. Davies, Kimmich, and Tillman remain in the recovery room for the visitors, while Roca is banned. Anyhow, Hansi Flick is likely to mix the squad against Atletico Madrid.
Highlighted Player (Luis Suarez):
Luis Suarez is a controversial footballer who plays for La Liga side Barcelona as a striker. The Uruguayan forward moved to Europe in 2006, signing a deal with Groningen. After scoring 10 goals in 27 league appearances for the club in the 2006/2007 Eredivisie campaign, he joined Ajax at the end of the season. The prolific striker scored no less than 81 goals in 110 appearances for Ajax and, as a result, Liverpool chiefs decided to sign him on 31 January 2011.
Suarez became the club’s most expensive signing and he was producing thrilling performances with the Anfield outfit between 2011 and 2014. Liverpool were on the verge of winning the 2013/2014 Premier League trophy, but Steven Gerrard slipped in the decider against Chelsea and they eventually finished the season in second place in the standings.
In 2014 Suarez joined Barcelona and he was the top scorer in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign. He won the 2013/2014 Premier League Golden Boot as well and in 2011 he clinched the Copa America trophy with Uruguay.
Highlighted Team (Bayern Munich):
Over the years Bayern Munich have established themselves as one of the most successful European clubs. The Stern des Sudens (Star of the South) are the dominant force in German football and it has to be noted that the Bavarians clinched their 26th Bundesliga title in 2016. Bayern Munich have won 18 German Cup trophies, while winning the Champions League (European Cup) five times.
The German giants clinched the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 and 2001, while lifting the FIFA Club World Cup trophy in 2013. Bayern Munich was founded in 1900 by eleven football players and their leader was Franz John. The Bavarians host their rivals at Allianz Arena (75,000), the stadium that was built in 2005.
Fellow Bavarian sides TSV 1860 Munchen 1860 and Nurnberg are regarded as Bayern Munich’s fiercest rivals, but the rivalry between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern is big as well. The likes of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Franz Beckenbauer, Lothar Matthaus, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller and Giovane Elber are famous footballers who played for Bayern Munich in the past.