The Atlético de Madrid has made official the alignment with which the Cholo Simeone will jump onto the pitch of the National Arena in Bucharest to face the Chelsea in the first leg of the round of 16 Champions League. The mattress team could not count on Carrasco, Giménez, Vrsaljko, Héctor Herrera or Kieran Trippier.
Atlético de Madrid official line-up against Chelsea: Jan Oblak; Marcos Llorente, Stefan Savic, Felipe Monteiro, Mario Hermoso; Ángel Correa, Koke, Saúl Ñíguez, Thomas Lemar; Joao Félix and Luis Suárez.
Due to the restrictions imposed by the Spanish government in which it prohibited the entry of flights from the United Kingdom the Atlético de Madrid had to find another stadium for the match to take place. The chosen one was the Nacional Arena in Bucharest, so the rojiblancos will have to play the first leg at the stadium where the legend of the club began to be forged. Cholo Simeone as coach of Athletics.
Due to this change of stage the Atlético de Madrid will have to play both games of the tie away from the Metropolitan. In a few weeks the mattress owners will have to travel to London to face the Chelsea in Stamford Bridge, field where it will be decided which of the two clubs advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.