So there we have it, the long awaited match vs. Liverpool.
Not sure if it can be considered a ‘do or die’ match, as the one vs. Spartak was more like it, but it is definitely a battle of the titans, meaning the best teams in the group, and more of a battle for the first place.
A loss would complicate things and a win could see us finish first and avoid the top teams in the knockout draw. However, I’m quite comfortable with finishing second and playing top teams in the knockout stage… after all, why not?
Atletico had to beat the likes of Milan, Chelsea, Barcelona, Bayern etc. to reach the CL final, so there are no weak teams once you’re out of the group stages.
Hopefully Felix Brych won’t screw this up, as it will definitely be a high-tempo match and not very easy to have a full control over it.
Fingers crossed for a win, though I’m not too optimistic, but I still believe that this team can show up tomorrow night and get a positive result. Even a draw would be GOLDEN!
A quick lineup prediction:
Mercado (if fit) - Kjaer - Lenglet - Escudero
Pizarro - N’Zonzi
Muriel/WBY (hoping for Muriel for this one)