A game that will oppose two different styles of football, on the one hand, the Germans who play attacking and in possession of the ball, on the other, the Spaniards who seek to defend en bloc and explore direct football.
A rookie in this phase of the competition, Julian Nagelsmann’s team presents a ball-possession football, always looking for a sustained play construction from the back and channeling much of the offensive power through the side aisles, populating the center for short combinations supported since behind by rising and pressing lines. In the round of 16 they overcame José Mourinho’s Tottenham.
It is not certain which tactical system will present the Leipzig, a 4x4x2 or a 3x4x2x1 are the most likely hypotheses
Focus players: Mrcel Sabitzer and Christopher Nkunku
An experienced Atlético de Madrid, coached by Diego Simeone, used to European matches Atlético knows that patience is a virtue, is not afraid to give the initiative to the opponent, keeping a compact and short block.
We do not expect big changes at Atlético and so it should appear in its usual 4x4x2 with strong defensive control, indented and close lines so as not to leave much space between lines. Offensively, it should favor moments of transition defense-attack through the recovery of balls.
Focus players: Oblak and Marcos Llorente