Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Match Info
Date: Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
Kick-off time: 8.00pm GMT
Get all of our Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg tips for this week here.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Head-To-Head Record
Last 5 matches (all European fixtures)
February 18th, 2020: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Liverpool
April 29th, 2010: Liverpool 2-1 Atletico Madrid
April 22nd, 2010: Atletico Madrid 1-0 Liverpool
November 4th, 2008: Liverpool 1-1 Atletico Madrid
October 22nd, 2008: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Liverpool
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Stats
- Liverpool have never lost a two-legged knockout tie since Jurgen Klopp became manager
- Since the start of the 2013-14 competition, no other keeper has kept more Champions League clean sheets than Atletico’s Jan Oblak (26 in 49 games).
- Saul is the second player to score 10 Champions League goals for Atletico after Antoine Griezmann (21).
- Mohammed Salah has now scored 20 times in the Champions League and is 10 goals behind Steven Gerrard’s record for the Reds (30).
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Match Preview
For all of Liverpool’s domestic dominance, the runaway league leaders have stuttered in recent European fixtures (see Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli) – a stat Atletico will be lapping up ahead of this March’s second-leg.
Los Colchoneros proved to be a thorn in Klopp’s high-flying system at the Wanda Metropolitano, not three weeks prior when Saul Niguez’s early goal put the hosts a goal up. In typical Diego Simeone style, what followed was a complete shut-up-shop tactic, keeping the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino at bay long enough to claim the three points.
This March’s tie at Anfield fares up to be a completely different ballgame. The obvious reasons fall in line with last season’s Champions League comeback under the lights against Barcelona where the Reds clawed their way back from the precipice of elimination to force La Liga’s finest out the European door on their way to a sixth Champions League title. While this particular scoreline might not reflect that game, Klopp’s men will need to perform similar heroics to keep their opponents out of the scoring action while they do the business themselves.
The other glaring reason is Liverpool’s record at Anfield, where they have never lost a European knockout tie under Klopp.
Indeed, the fortress that is Anfield has played host to many a historic Champions League games down the years, paired with a wall of red banners and the cacophonous singing Kop. Combine this with the Red’s gegenpressing, attack-dominant starting XI and the chances of another comeback that the likes of Gerrard and Xabi Alonso would be proud of, are more than likely.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tips
Home win & BTTS @ 13/5 with PaddyPower
Liverpool score first and first goal up to and including 30th minute @ 29/20 with William Hill
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