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Champions League: Preview: Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Atletico Madrid – prediction, team news, lineups

  1. Lokomotiv Moscow have lost seven of their last eight UCL home games.
  2. Atletico Madrid have no clean sheet in their last four UCL matches.
  3. Atletico Madrid have lost four of their last five away UCL matches.
  4. Lokomotiv Moscow have scored in each of their last eight matches.
  5. Lokomotiv Moscow have conceded two goals in each of their last four matches.

Atletico Madrid will be looking to make it back-to-back victories in the Champions League when they travel to Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday night.

Diego Simeone‘s side are currently second in Group A with three points, while Lokomotiv sit third with one point from their opening two fixtures. Lokomotiv opened their Champions League campaign with an impressive point away to Red Bull Salzburg before suffering a 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich.

This is the third year in a row that Lokomotiv have been in the group stage of the Champions League, but they have finished bottom of their section in the last two seasons. They faced Atletico during the group stage of last season’s competition, suffering 2-0 defeats home and away, with Joao Felix and Thomas Partey scoring the goals.

Marko Nikolic‘s side will enter this match off the back of a 2-1 loss to Sochi in the league on Saturday, and they are currently sixth in their domestic table. They are with a heavy 4-0 loss to Bayern in Germany but had a 3-2 win over Salzburg to get three points on the board.

Atletico won each of their last three, including a 3-1 success away to Osasuna on Saturday to move into third, two points behind leaders Real Madrid with a game in hand.

Lokomotiv Moscow possible starting lineup:
Guilherme; Rybus, Murilo, Corluka, Zhivoglyadov; Krychowiak, Kulikov, Ignatjev; Miranchuk, Ze Luis, Smolov

Atletico Madrid possible starting lineup:
Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Gimenez, Lodi; Correa, Llorente, Torreira, Koke; Felix, Suarez

The group stage will start on October 20/21, 2020 with the final taking place in Istanbul on May 29, 2021.

August 8-11:Preliminary round
August 18/19: First qualifying round
August 25/26: Second qualifying round
September 15/16: Third qualifying round
September 22/23 & 29/30: Play-offs
October 20/21: Group stage matchday 1
October 27/28: Group stage matchday 2
November 3/4: Group stage matchday 3
November 24/25: Group stage matchday 4
December 1/2: Group stage matchday 5
December 8/9: Group stage matchday 6
February 16/17, 2021: Round of 16
April 6/14, 2021: Quarter-finals
April 17 & May 5, 2021: Semi-finals
May 29, 2021: Final

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