Our prediction for this Champions League match:
All eyes will be on Signal-Iduna-Park when Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid face each other in the Group A derby. The Millionaires kicked off their Champions League campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win at Club Brugge, with the team rolling over Monaco 3-0 in their first home game of the process. Borussia Dortmund have been producing thrilling displays under Lucien Favre and they are definitely capable of grabbing something from Wednesday’s football match against Atletico Madrid. Los Rojiblancos will, as always, rely on their rock-solid defence in the Group A derby and we are positive that fans will see a low-scoring game at Signal-Iduna-Park. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment, therefore, we predict that they are going to share the spoils in Dortmund. A man to watch in the home team will be Paco Alcacer, who has been scoring goals for fun this season, while the opposition defenders should have Antoine Griezmann at bay.
Highlighted Player (Thomas Delaney):
The captain of the Danish heavyweights F.C. Copenhagen, Thomas Delaney is a 25-year-old midfielder who has spent his entire professional career with the Club of the City. His F.C. Copenhagen career started in 2009 when he marked his full first team debut with a goal in the Champions League qualification match against FK Mogren.
Full Denmark international, Delaney has come up the ranks of the national team to be given his first senior cap in 2013. With over 160 appearances for F.C. Copenhagen, Thomas Delaney has been a long-serving soldier of the Danish powerhouse and a fan favourite respected for his hard-work and team ethics.
Highly experienced professional despite his relatively tender age, Thomas Delaney was sold to Bundesliga giants Werder Bremen in the summer of 2016. However, he remains devoted to his childhood club’s cause both domestically and in the UEFA Champions League as his transfer to Germany comes through in January 2017.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.