It is the second date of the group stage. He Merengue he cannot afford another stumble. And those of Lautaro, who are part of the same group, also play it.
This Tuesday the second round of the Champions League, the most important club tournament in the world, will begin with groups A, B, C and D. Despite the fact that there will still be four dates to finish the group stage after this, it is a day that may be the initial step to begin to guide the candidates to go to the round of 16.
The day will start at 2:55 p.m. with two games: Lokomotiv Moscow (Russia) against Bayern Munich (Germany) for Group A, which will be televised by Fox Sports; Y Shakhtar (Ucrania) – Inter (Italy), from Group B, on ESPN.
This match will be very important for Inter, who left two points on the road at home in their debut. The team in which Argentine Lautaro Martinez plays comes from a 2-2 draw against Borussia Monchengladbach (Germany) with two goals from Lukaku and occupies the second place in his group, led by Shakhtar with 3 points, thanks to his surprise victory in the first date against Real Madrid at the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium.
Among the six games to be played at 17, Real Madrid are forced to win so as not to lose their footing after their 3-2 debut loss against Shakhtar. In any case, despite the defeat, afterwards the Merengue team received great motivation for this match with the victory it obtained on Sunday in the classic against Barcelona 3-1.
On the side of Atlético Madrid, in his case for group A, he has not added points in this competition and he must also win to get into the race. The team led by Diego Simeone suffered a hard defeat on the first date when they fell against the intractable Bayern Munich, current champions, 4-0. And now you will have in front of the RB Salzburg (Austria), his surprising executioner in the quarterfinals of the last Champions League in Lisbon.
However, the problems of Athletes they don’t end there. In the morning of this Monday, Luis Suarez trained differently due to muscular discomfort and his presence in the meeting is in doubt. Therefore, the coach could be obliged to look for a novel formula in the attack, since Diego Costa will be absent from an injury to the left thigh.
Another four games will be played at 17. For Group C, Olympic Marsella (France) against Manchester City (England) and Porto (Portugal) against Olympiakos (Greece); for the D, Liverpool (England) – Central Jutland (Denmark) and Atalanta (Italy) – Ajax (Holland).
Bayern Múnich 3
Atlético Madrid 0
Real Madrid 0
Manchester City 3