The professional English team Liverpool, within its ranks, will meet the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah with Atletico Madrid, Spain, in a confrontation with the heavy caliber at 10:00 pm today, Tuesday, in the opening matches of the first leg of the sixteen round of the Champions League competition “Champions”.
The date of the Liverpool and Atletico Madrid match in the Champions League
The Reds, who holds the Champions League title, is a heavy guest at Atletico Madrid, led by his Argentine coach Diego Simeone, and the runners-up of the competition in the 2014 and 2017 editions, at the “Wanda Metropolitano” stadium in the Spanish capital “Madrid”, which was a witness to the coronation of Mohamed Salah and his companions in the championship in the previous version at the expense of Tottenham Two goals at no charge.
Liverpool is seeking to produce a positive outcome outside the stadium of Rochy Blancos before facing the return hugging the Reds stronghold “Anfield” on March 11th.
The Reds are armed with the impressive results achieved in the English Premier League during the current season, as they moved away to the top of the table with 76 points after 26 rounds, 25 points behind Manchester City, its closest rival with 51 points, noting that it has a postponed match against West Ham United.
The Reds, who qualified for the Champions League final in the past two versions, are playing tonight with all their stars, especially after Senegalese star Sadio Mane recovered from the injury he missed in the last period, to record his appearance as a substitute against Norwich City in the Premier League.
Atletico Madrid vs Liverpool
On the other hand, Atletico Madrid fell to fourth place in the Spanish league standings this season with 40 points equal to Seville, to drop by 13 points behind leaders Real Madrid and 12 points from runner-up Barcelona.
Rochy Blancos, under the leadership of Simeone, suffers from a strange misfortune in the team’s Champions League matches, perhaps the most prominent tournament in 2014 that the team was going to win, before Sergio Ramos, captain of the royal team, entered and returned the game to the zero point with a fatal goal, then Real 4– 1 in extra runs.
Also last season, Atlético Madrid defeated Juventus 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, before the surprise loss by hat-trick legend Cristiano Ronaldo.