The two big giants of the UEFA Champions League group A table Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich square off today in the fifth fixture of the Group Stage at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday evening.
German champions Bayern Munich are already through to the Knockout stages of the competition with 12 points after taking all the available points in the first four games. Atletico Madrid have struggled in the group stage and have only been able to accumulate five points and sit second on the table.
Bayern Munich are already comfortable and will with remain top of the table, even if Atletico Madrid get to win all the remaining games of the group stage. However that cannot be said about the Spanish side, who are just two points above Salzburg in third place.
Bayern Munich have been able to win all 5heir outings in the group stage which includes their 4-0 trashing of the Spanish side in Germany and have scored more than one goal in each of their outings and as much as six in their visit to Salzburg. They have scored 15 goals so far in the competition this season and have only conceded four. Thanks to their ever potent forward and rugged defence.
Atletico Madrid, who are better know for their defensive play in the past haven’t been so defensive this season. They have only scored four goals in the competition this season and have conceded seven goals, leaving them a goal difference of -3.
A win over Bayern Munich will help secure their second spot and a loss could see Salzburg, who take on Lokomotiv Moscow move over them into the second spot. Their last outing was a goalless draw against Lokomotive Moscow.
Bayern played out a 3 – 1 victory over Salburg in Germany in their last outing and during the weekend got an away 3 – 1 victory over VFB Stuttgart in their domestic League. Atletico Madrid on the other hand played out a 1Nil victory over Valencia during the weekend.