European champions Bayern Munich will begin defense against Atletico Madrid
European champions Bayern Munich will begin their title defense against Atletico Madrid as they appear to become only the second team after Real Madrid to clinch the Champions League consecutively. The Spanish giants, meanwhile, couldn’t progress beyond the quarter-finals last season despite knocking Liverpool go into the round of 16. Simeone’s side will head into this game with a rugged determination as they give the impression of being to clinch a maiden UCL title.
Bayern vs Atletico Madrid live stream details
The Champions League live telecast is available on Sony Six in India. Bayern vs Atletico Madrid live stream is going to be available on SonyLIV, with regular score updates on the social media pages of the 2 teams.
• Venue: Allianz Arena
• Champions League live schedule: Wednesday night (Thursday morning in India), October 21, 2020
• Time: 12.30 am IST
Bayern vs Atletico Madrid prediction and preview
Bayern Munich clinched their sixth European title last season with a victory against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) within the final. The Bavarians continued their fine form with a victory within the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla. Hansi Flick’s men sit second within the Bundesliga standings with nine points this season.
Meanwhile, the Champions League has been a foreign dream for Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone. His side came near clinching the title on twofold but was defeated by city rivals Real Madrid in both finals. LaLiga-wise, Los Rojiblancos sit eighth within the table with two victories and an equal number of defeats.
Bayern vs Atletico Madrid team news
Bayern Munich arrives into the sport with some players out on the sidelines but their big names are fit and prepared to feature at the Allianz Arena. Leroy Sane is out with a knee injury and can be available for the manager only in November. Serge Gnabry has tested positive for coronavirus and can be unavailable. Chris Richards and Tanguy Nianzou Kouassi also will be unavailable because of their respective injuries.
Injury woes have proven to be a headache for Simeone still. Argentine Republic tactician has arrived in Germany without Diego Costa, who has sustained a hamstring injury. Key players, including the likes of Jose Gimenez, Saul Niguez, and Sime Vrsaljko also are out of the squad.
Bayern vs Atletico Madrid prediction
Considering the recent run of form and therefore the injury concerns, Bayern Munich has a position as they host Atletico Madrid reception.