Atlético de Madrid resumes their UEFA Champions League campaign this week with a Group A match against Russian team Lokomotiv Moscow at Lokomotiv Stadium. Both teams have had mixed starts in the Champions League this season and have a point to prove in this game.


Lokomotiv Moscow is currently in sixth place in the Russian Premier League standings and has yet to win a match in this edition of the UEFA Champions League. However, the Moscow-based team impressed in a 2-1 loss to reigning European champions Bayern Munich last week and will want to get something out of this game.


Atlético de Madrid bounced back from their stunning 4-0 loss to Bayern Munich last month with a crucial 3-2 win against RB Salzburg of Austria. Diego Simeone's men have been flattered to cheat for the past few months and cannot afford to lose points in this game.





Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atlético de Madrid Head-to-Head

Lokomotiv Moscow and Atlético de Madrid have met a total of six times in the past. Atlético de Madrid have been the dominant team in this match and have won five games against Lokomotiv Moscow since the turn of the century.


The previous meeting between these two teams took place in the UEFA Champions League last year. Atlético de Madrid won both games against Lokomotiv Moscow last year by a 2-0 margin and will be looking to replicate the result this week.


Lokomotiv Moscow form guide: L-L-L-D-W


Atlético de Madrid form guide: W-W-W-L-W


Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atlético de Madrid team news


Lokomotiv Moscow

Lokomotiv Moscow has several injury problems at the moment and will be without the services of Boris Rotenberg, Dmitri Barinov, Mikhail Lysol, and Vladislav Ignatjev in this game. The Russian team has to be in their prime to have a chance at this game.


Injured: Boris Rotenberg, Dmitri Barinov, Mikhail Lysov, Vedran Corluka, Stanislav Magkeev


Doubtful: None


Suspended: None


Atletico Madrid

Atlético de Madrid will have to do without some key players against Lokomotiv Moscow this week. Diego Costa and Sime Vrsaljko have been ruled out of this match and have yet to resume their training sessions. Yannick Carrasco also remains a question in the face of this game.


Injured: Diego Costa, Sime Vrsaljko


Doubtful: Yannick Carrasco


Suspended: None


Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atlético de Madrid XI scheduled

Lokomotiv Moscow Scheduled XI (4-4-2): Guilherme Marinato;  Vitali Lystsov, Dmitri Zhivoglyadov, Maciej Rybus, Murilo Cerqueira; Aleksei Miranchuk, Grzegorz Krychowiak, Daniil Kulikov, Rifat Zhemaletdinov; Eder, Fyodor Smolov


Atlético de Madrid XI scheduled (4-4-2): Jan Oblak; Kieran Trippier, José Giménez, Mario Hermoso, Renan Lodi; Vitolo, Koke, Lucas Torreira, Thomas Lemar; Luis Suarez, Joao Felix


Prediction Lokomotiv Moscow vs Atlético de Madrid

Atlético de Madrid has a formidable squad, but Diego Simeone's famous defensive tactics have yet to yield consistent results for this team. The Spanish giants rely heavily on Joao Félix for their creative momentum in the final third and will need the Portuguese prodigy to take the reins once again this week.


Lokomotiv Moscow has suffered three consecutive defeats in all competitions and will have to return to their best level to ensure a positive result this week. Atlético de Madrid hasn't been at their best this season, but they could pull off a win against their struggling Russian rival.


Prediction: Lokomotiv Moscow 1-2 Atlético de Madrid

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