Oblak could lapse for Atletico during Leverkusen
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak could start for a initial time given Dec in Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 initial leg during Bayer Leverkusen.
Oblak, 24, was pivotal to Atleti’s swell from a organisation theatre though has not played given pang a dislocated shoulder.
“We’ll watch him sight and confirm after that,” Atleti trainer Diego Simeone said.
“Leverkusen are a really clever side and Javier Hernandez is in excellent form. We’re personification a group with good intensity, though we have good power too.”
Atletico, beaten finalists in 2014 and 2016, degraded Leverkusen on penalties after a 1-1 total pull in a final 16 in 2015.
“They have an well-developed patrol and we’ll have to do really good to kick them,” pronounced Bayer trainer Roger Schmidt, who also believes Hernandez will key.
Former Manchester United striker Hernandez, 28, has 4 goals from his past dual games and is Leverkusen’s tip scorer with 12 in all competitions this season.
“He is in extraordinary form and has played really good in each diversion so distant this year,” Schmidt added.
“It is hugely critical when we play during this turn to have players with such courage and that kind of scoring efficiency.”
Atletico Madrid, fourth in a Spanish table, warmed adult for Tuesday’s compare with a 4-1 win during Sporting Gijon on Saturday. Leverkusen, eighth in a Bundesliga, kick Augsburg 3-1 on Friday.