Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: RB Leipzig v. Atletico Madrid Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: RB Leipzig v. Atletico Madrid Preview

This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy Soccer series.

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Two of the biggest surprises in this season's Champions League will collide Thursday in Lisbon, as RB Leipzig will battle it out with Atletico Madrid for a spot in the tournament's semi-finals. Both teams secured impressive results during the Round of 16, as Leipzig dispatched Tottenham, while Atletico travelled to Anfield to eliminate Liverpool in a thrilling extra-time period. The Bundesliga giants are a team to watch, though it remains to be seen how they will adjust without Timo Werner, who recently moved to Chelsea. Diego Simeone's men have the pedigree and the experience to move into the next round, but their defensive-minded approach is always hard to trust, especially against an offensive-minded team such as Leipzig.

Team News

RB Leipzig

OUT: Ibrahima Konate (hip), Benjamin Henrichs (not injury related), Hwang Hee-Chan (not injury related)

Doubtful: Marcel Halstenberg (back), Yussuf Poulsen (ankle), Patrik Schick (back)

Atletico Madrid

OUT: Angel Correa (illness), Sime Vrsaljko (illness), Caio Henrique (not injury related)

Doubtful: Thomas Partey (strain)

Expected Lineups

RB Leipzig: Peter Gulacsi; Lukas Klostermann, Dayot Upamecano, Marcel Halstenberg; Konrad Laimer, Marcel Sabitzer, Kevin Kampl, Nordi Mukiele; Emil Forsberg, Christopher Nkunku; Patrik Schick

Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak; Santiago Arias, Jose Maria Gimenez, Stefan Savic, Renan Lodi; Koke, Hector Herrera, Saul Niguez, Yannick Carrasco; Marcos Llorente; Diego Costa

Top Picks

Saul Niguez, Atletico Madrid: Saul has netted seven goals between La

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Two of the biggest surprises in this season's Champions League will collide Thursday in Lisbon, as RB Leipzig will battle it out with Atletico Madrid for a spot in the tournament's semi-finals. Both teams secured impressive results during the Round of 16, as Leipzig dispatched Tottenham, while Atletico travelled to Anfield to eliminate Liverpool in a thrilling extra-time period. The Bundesliga giants are a team to watch, though it remains to be seen how they will adjust without Timo Werner, who recently moved to Chelsea. Diego Simeone's men have the pedigree and the experience to move into the next round, but their defensive-minded approach is always hard to trust, especially against an offensive-minded team such as Leipzig.

Team News

RB Leipzig

OUT: Ibrahima Konate (hip), Benjamin Henrichs (not injury related), Hwang Hee-Chan (not injury related)

Doubtful: Marcel Halstenberg (back), Yussuf Poulsen (ankle), Patrik Schick (back)

Atletico Madrid

OUT: Angel Correa (illness), Sime Vrsaljko (illness), Caio Henrique (not injury related)

Doubtful: Thomas Partey (strain)

Expected Lineups

RB Leipzig: Peter Gulacsi; Lukas Klostermann, Dayot Upamecano, Marcel Halstenberg; Konrad Laimer, Marcel Sabitzer, Kevin Kampl, Nordi Mukiele; Emil Forsberg, Christopher Nkunku; Patrik Schick

Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak; Santiago Arias, Jose Maria Gimenez, Stefan Savic, Renan Lodi; Koke, Hector Herrera, Saul Niguez, Yannick Carrasco; Marcos Llorente; Diego Costa

Top Picks

Saul Niguez, Atletico Madrid: Saul has netted seven goals between La Liga and Champions League during the 2019-20 season, and the talented playmaker should be one of Atletico's main playmakers in this matchup. His constant attacking runs give him decent upside.

Patrik Schick, RB Leipzig: Schick will carry the responsibility of filling the void left by Timo Werner up front, but he hasn't scored a goal in three appearances (two starts) in the tournament. He will get his chance to shine Thursday and he has good track record, netting 10 goals in 22 Bundesliga appearances this season.

Captain Options

  1. Saul Niguez
  2. Patrik Schick
  3. Diego Costa
  4. Christopher Nkunku

Dream11 Team

GK: Jan Oblak

DF: Santiago Arias

DF: Jose Maria Gimenez

DF: Lukas Klostermann

DF: Marcel Halstenberg

MF: Christopher Nkunku

MF: Koke

MF: Saul Niguez (C)

MF: Yannick Carrasco

FW: Diego Costa

FW: Patrik Schick (VC)

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