Champions League Group D table toppers Atletico Madrid, can edge closer to finishing top of the group with a win over Eredivisie side PSV on Wednesday night.
On the other hand, the Dutch team has drawn just once and lost their other 3 group matches so far, but that wouldn’t stop them from attempting to frustrate Atletico at the Vicente Calderon in order to secure a Europa league round of 32 spot.
Will Simeone be sticking to weekend’s starting XI that suffered a huge 3-nil defeat at the hands of Madrid right at home? Or will he be making any changes?
Formation : 4-4-2
GK – Oblak
Atletico’s Slovenian international has been in fine form again this term, keeping 3 clean sheets and conceding just once in all 4 Champions League outings thus far.
Will definitely hope to keep the Dutch side at bay on Wednesday.
LB – Luis
The Brazilian international veteran has been solid at the back for the Rojiblancos this term and has appeared in all minutes of the European campaign thus far.
Definitely a starter for the important clash.
CB – Godin
The Uruguayan has been a solid rock at the back for Atletico since forever, and he is arguably the best centre-back in the world.
The 30-year-old should also be making his 5th appearance of the season against PSV.
CB – Savic
Former Manchester City defender and Montenegro international looks to have permanently earned himself a starting berth in Simeone’s defence ahead of Gimenez.
He could be making his 4th season appearance on Wednesday after the Uruguayan youngster played one of the earlier 4 fixtures.
RB – Juanfran
The Spaniard remains a vital cog of Atleti’s defensive unit and will hope to contribute more in the final third with an assist having failed to register any in Europe thus far.
LW – Carrasco
The former Monaco man has finally held down a starting berth for himself at the Vicente Calderon this term, and his explosive form in the attacking third in the La Liga has also been extended to the Champions League.
The Belgian winger has scored 2 of Atletico’s 5 goals in the competition, and they are worth 3 points each. He sure can add to them on Wednesday.
CM – Koke
Koke has been instrumental in keeping the midfield together for the Spaniards and has played every minute of the campaign.
He is definitely a sure selection for the crucial game.
DM – Gabi
Atletico’s captain has been spectacular in the Champions League, averaging a pass accuracy of 87.8% and winning 2.3 aerial duels per game.
RW – Saul
The 22-year-old has taken it a notch higher after an excellent 2015-16 European outing which served as his breakthrough season, and already has a goal, which helped the club secure all 3 points away from home against the Dutch side on matchday 1 to his name.
CF – Torres
El Nino’s resurgence has continued this term, and he assisted Carrasco’s goal against Rostov to help the team grab all 3 points.
CF – Griezmann
Where would Atletico be without one of Europe’s hottest forwards?
His brace against Rostov on matchday 4 ensured the club maintained their position on top of the group, and he is set to play an important role against PSV on Wednesday as the club plans to get all 3 points.