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MATCHDAY: Atlético Madrid faces Leipzig in Champions League

A look at the second Champions League quarterfinal between Leipzig and Atlético Madrid on Thursday. STORYLINE Atlético Madrid takes on Leipzig looking to return to the Champions League semifinals for the first time since 2017, when it was eliminated by Cristiano's Ronaldo Real Madrid. Diego Simeone's team eliminated titleholder Liverpool in the round of 16 this season. Leipzig is a relative newcomer to the European competition, having reached the group stage only twice. This is the first time it has reached the knockout round. The German club eliminated Tottenham in the last 16. Leipzig will be without top scorer Timo Werner after he joined Chelsea, while Atlético will be without playmaker Ángel Correa after he tested positive for COVID-19.

TOP SCORER Leipzig: Timo Werner (28 goals but has now joined Chelsea). Atlético: Álvaro Morata (16 goals). KEY PLAYMAKER Leipzig: Christopher Nkunku (16 assists). Atlético: Ángel Correa (8 assists but out with COVID-19).

TOP DEFENDER Leipzig: Dayot Upamecano. Atlético: Jan Oblak. DOMESTIC FINISH Leipzig: Bundesliga (3rd), German Cup (last 16). Atlético: Spanish league (3rd), Copa del Rey (round of 32). EUROPEAN CUP BEST

Leipzig: Quarterfinals (this season). Atlético: Runner-up (1974). REVENUE Leipzig: €270.8 million. Atlético: €357 million. WAGE BILL Leipzig: €119.1 million. Atlético: €293 million (for all athletes).

Finances based on latest figures reported by the club or UEFA.

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