Atlético Madrid travel to Belgium to face Club Brugge at the Jan Breydel Stadium this evening in the third round of the Champions League group stages, with kick-off scheduled at 9pm local time.
Diego Simeone is not expected to make any changes to the starting XI that beat Sevilla 2-0 at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán over the weekend. The return of Stefan Savić and José María Giménez from their respective injuries has meant that the Argentine coach could revert to his more traditional 4-5-1 formation.
This way, Axel Witsel would be moved from defence to play as a central-defensive midfielder behind Koke and Saúl Ñíguez. Álvaro Morata is expected to start as the lone striker ahead of João Félix.
AS predict that Simeone will field the following starting XI vs Brugge: Jan Oblak – Nahuel Molina, Stefan Savić, José María Giménez, Reinildo Mandava – Marcos Llorente, Koke, Axel Witsel, Saúl Ñíguez, Matheus Cunha – Álvaro Morata.