Club Brugge vs Atletico Madrid

Jan Breydel Stadium is the venue as Club Brugge and Atletico Madrid lock horns in a handsomely-looking Champions League encounter.

Despite starting their second consecutive Champions League group phase campaign as outside favourites to make it to the knockouts for the first time, Club Brugge have defied the odds across the opening two rounds. Following a 1-0 home triumph over Bayer Leverkusen on day one, the reigning Belgium First Division A champions humbled Porto 4-0 on the road to claim the top spot in Group B. But their European credentials are on the line here as they need to play down their underwhelming 18-game form against Spanish adversaries (W1, D7, L10) to stay where they are. Should they do so, Brugge may as well post back-to-back home victories in the Champions League for the first time since 1990 and become only the third-ever Belgian side to win three consecutive games in the competition.

On the other hand, Atletico Madrid started their Group B journey with a dramatic 2-1 home triumph over Porto, with all three goals coming in stoppage time. However, Diego Simeone’s side then succumbed to a disastrous 2-0 defeat at Leverkusen, conceding twice beyond the 80th minute. ‘Los Colchoneros’ are still warm favourites to progress beyond the Champions League group stages for the fifth season on the trot. Yet, their embarrassing European record in Belgium may set the alarm bells, with Atletico failing to land a single win on Belgian soil across their seven previous attempts. Adding to this sentiment, the Spanish heavyweights have won none of their three European visits to Brugge (D1, L2), with their most recent H2H at Jan Breydel ending goalless.

Latest News
See all
PSV Eindhoven vs Borussia Dortmund
Blog
February 20, 2024

Borussia Dortmund will be looking to set the tone for their first Champions League quarter-final qualification since 2020/21 when they…

Manchester City vs Brentford
Blog
February 20, 2024

Etihad Stadium sets the stage for Manchester City's must-win Premier League clash against bottom-half underachievers Brentford. Manchester City's pursuit of…

Inter Milan vs Atletico Madrid
Blog
February 20, 2024

Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is the venue as Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid go head-to-head in the first leg of their…