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Atletico Madrid predicted lineup vs Man City - Champions League

Craig Vickers
Simeone on the touchline
Simeone on the touchline / Marc Atkins/GettyImages
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The Wanda Metropolitano is set to be rocking as Atletico Madrid entertain Man City in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.

Diego Simeone's side are chasing a 1-0 deficit from the first leg in Manchester after Kevin De Bruyne broke Atleti's resolve 20 minutes from time.

The Argentine will be hoping to guide his side into the last four of the competition for the first time since 2017, although they will face a stiff test against a Man City team in search of a treble.

Here's how Atleti could line up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Jan Oblak
Oblak will need a strong performance / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Jan Oblak (GK) - Hasn't been at his best this season, but he showed flashes of his old self in the first leg.

Stefan Savic (CB) - Departed Man City in the summer of 2012 as a Premier League winner.

Felipe (CB) - Played just a minute against Man Utd in the previous round, but could be called upon again with Jose Gimenez an injury doubt.

Reinildo (CB) - Equally as comfortable operating as a conventional left back than as a left-sided central defender.

2. Wing-backs & midfielders

Thomas Lemar
Lemar could feature for Atletico Madrid / Alex Caparros/GettyImages

Marcos Llorente (RWB) - We could be in for a battle of low-sock wearing players on that flank if Jack Grealish is given the nod by Pep Guardiola.

Koke (CM) - Mr. Atletico Madrid, taking to Instagram last week to defend Simeone's approach after a dig from Guardiola.

Geoffrey Kondogbia (CM) - Perfectly happy sitting at the base of midfield and breaking up City attacks when they become dangerous.

Thomas Lemar (CM) - With Atleti chasing a goal, there's never a better time than to unleash the Frenchman.

Renan Lodi (LWB) - Can provide Simeone with the perfect blend between attack and defence.

3. Forwards

Joao Felix
Felix in action / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Joao Felix (ST) - Enjoying the best season of his Atleti career, although he has netted just twice in his last seven appearances.

Antoine Griezmann (ST) - Back in Madrid and back to working himself into the ground for Simeone.

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