Atletico Madrid vs Qarabag 01/11/2017
Atletico will host Qarabag in their second European game at the grand-looking Metropolitano. The first ended in a cruel 2-1 defeat to Chelsea, where the Blues got their winning goal late on.
Both teams met in Azerbaijan a couple of weeks ago, and it was a drab goalless draw that still leaves both teams seeking for their first Group C victory.
Diego Simeone’s side sits on two points, three behind second-placed Roma and five adrift of leaders Chelsea. For debutants Qarabag, it also marked their first point in the competition.
The Azerbaijani champions will be eliminated from the competition if they lose and Roma win at home to Chelsea. They will have to do it without their top scorer Dino Ndlovu, who is injured.
Atletico are struggling to win of late, drawing five of their last six games in all competitions, including Saturday’s 1-1 La Liga draw at home to Villarreal. In that stretch, they have scored just four goals.
The three-time runners up will be without Koke and Yannick Carrasco.