Atlético de Madrid and Feyenoord face each other this Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at the Cívitas Metropolitano, in a match on the second day of the group stage of the Champions League 2023/2024.
Fortunately for the rojiblancos, Simeone’s team seems to have rebuilt itself after an irregular start to the season. Since knocking down Real Madrid, Atletico has improved markedly in the game, standing fourth in the standings, five points off the lead and with one game less. Now it’s time to bring the good feelings to the Champions League.
And it is that the mattresses have only won two of the last 11 games in the group stage of the maximum continental competition (three draws and six defeats). In the premiere of this edition, the Madrilenians saw how Lazio tied in the last breath of the match with a goal from the goalkeeper of the Italian team in desperation.
This Wednesday, the Metropolitano receives the current champion of the Eredivisie, the Dutch league. Feyenoord is now fourth in the domestic competition standings, four points behind the leader, with a balance of five wins, two draws and no defeats.
On the first day of the Champions League, the Rotterdam team beat Celtic 2-0, with goals from Calvin Stengs and Alireza Jahanbakhsh, enough to settle in first place in Group E.
Simeone has a headache putting together the starting eleven against Feyenoord, as several players are in the infirmary and others are not 100%. Lemar, Reinildo, and Pablo Barrios are safe casualties, while Azpilicueta, Correa, Soyuncu, Depay and Savic are doubts because of the inconvenience they drag. Some of them will be forced to be among those summoned.
Coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst is still without Justin Bijlow, the starting goalkeeper, and midfielder Luka Ivanusec, both due to injury. On the other hand, striker Ayase Ueda seems recovered from the injury he suffered with the Japan national team in early September.
This is Atletico’s first meeting with a Dutch club since the 2016/17 group stage when they won 1-0 at PSV Eindhoven. Feyenoord, meanwhile, have lost their last five away games in the Champions League group stage. He has also not scored in Spain since the 1996/97 UEFA Cup (0-3 to Espanyol).
French referee François Letexier will direct the match at the Metropolitano.
SCHEDULE AND WHERE TO WATCH TODAY LIVE ON TV ATLÉTICO vs. FEYENOORD
Atlético de Madrid and Feyenoord face each other this Wednesday, October 4, in a match corresponding to the second day of the group stage of the Champions League, at the Cívitas Metropilitano stadium, at 6:45 p.m.
The match can be seen on live television through the Movistar + Champions League channel. You can also follow Atlético vs Feyenoord Live