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LIVE: Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool

ATLETICO MADRID SUBS: Antonio Adan, Jose Gimenez, Marcos Llorente, Diego Costa, Vitolo, Yannick Carrasco, Mario Hermoso.

ATLETICO MADRID (4-4-2): Jan Oblak; Sime Vrsaljko, Felipe, Stefan Savic, Renan Lodi; Saul Niguez, Koke, Thomas Partey, Thomas Lemar; Alvaro Morata, Angel Correa.

Liverpool’s march towards the Premier League crown took another step forward with their win over Norwich at the weekend. They’re now 25 points clear of Manchester City in second place, leaving them within touching distance of the title. The holders did get off to a poor start in their Champions League campaign, losing 2-0 to Napoli on the road. The Reds were strong enough to bounce back, but there is reason to fear Atletico and Simeone in a knockout fixture in their bid to qualify for the quarter-finals.

Atletico enter the contest looking to take the scalp of the holders to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in two seasons. Diego Simeone’s men have not been in great form of late, winning only one of their last seven matches in all competitions. They allowed Valencia to come from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw in their last outing at the Mestalla at the weekend. Los Rojiblancos did finish second in the group stage behind Juventus and will know that they will need to elevate the standard of their play to overcome Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Good evening and welcome to the Champions League round-of-16 first leg clash between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano.

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