Atletico Madrid wants to land the initial blow with hopes of knocking Bayern Munich off of its throne in the not-too-distant future.
Bayern will host Atletico Madrid on Wednesday at Allianz Arena in their UEFA Champions League Group A opener. Bayern, the reigning German and European champion, hopes to extend its record 11-game winning streak in European men’s club soccer’s elite competition into another season. Atletico Madrid reached Champions League quarterfinals in 2020 and was runner-up in 2014 and 2016. Armed with ex-Barcelona star Luis Suarez, will Diego Simeone’s side finally reach the promised land next spring?
Bayern and Atletico Madrid most recently faced off in the 2016-17 Champions League group stage, with each side winning their home game. Prior to that Atletico Madrid topped Bayern on away goals in the 2016 Champions League semifinals.
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