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Atlético de Madrid vs Dortmund Champions League quarter-final first leg preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, predicted line-ups

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg between Atlético de Madrid and Dortmund.

Head-to-head: Atlético de Madrid vs Dortmund

Atlético de Madrid and Dortmund meet in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday 10 April.

Atlético de Madrid vs Dortmund at a glance

When: Wednesday 10 April (21:00 CET kick-off)
Where: Estadio Metropolitano, Madrid
What: UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage can be found here

Where to watch Atlético de Madrid vs Dortmund on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

What do you need to know?

These sides are both hoping to end lengthening runs without a semi-final appearance, Atlético having not reached the last four since 2016/17 and Dortmund last featuring in 2012/13. Both teams finished top of their groups with Atleti seeing off last season's runners-up Inter on penalties in the round of 16 while Dortmund overcame PSV.

Experience differs in the two dug-outs with Diego Simeone looking for his 50th victory as a coach in the competition while 41-year-old Edin Terzić is only in his second full season at the BVB helm. The tie also features an emotional reunion for Axel Witsel as the Atleti midfielder takes on the side he represented between 2018 and 2022 before heading to Spain.

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Predicted line-ups

Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Lino, Azpilicueta, Giménez, Witsel, Molina; De Paul, Koke, Llorente; Morata, Griezmann
Suspended: None
Misses next match if booked:
Hermoso, Koke, Lino, Morata, Savić

Dortmund: Kobel; Ryerson, Hummels, Schlotterbeck, Maatsen; Sabitzer, Can; Sancho, Brandt, Adeyemi; Füllkrug
Suspended: None 
Misses next match if booked:

Atlético de Madrid's road to the quarter-finals: Every goal

Form guide

Atlético de Madrid
Form (all competitions, most recent first)
Most recent result: Villarreal 1-2 Atlético de Madrid, 01/04, Spanish La Liga

Form (all competitions, most recent first)
Most recent result: Dortmund 0-1 VfB Stuttgart, 06/04, German Bundesliga

Dortmund's road to the last eight: Every goal

Expert predictions

Alexandra Jonson, Atlético de Madrid reporter
Atlético de Madrid have experienced a rollercoaster of a season, but one thing that has been consistent is their incredible home form in the Champions League, and it seems Simeone's side just can't lose at the Metropolitano in Europe. Coming off the impressive comeback and penalty shoot-out victory against Inter, they will step out with plenty of confidence this Wednesday against Dortmund. It's something they will need to take advantage of as it's fair to believe, looking at their home and away record, that this game will be key if Atleti are to reach the semi-finals.

Matthias Rötters, Dortmund reporter
Making a prediction is very difficult for me because Dortmund have shown two faces this season. On one hand, in their best moments, BVB can dominate any European team with assertive football (as seen in the first phase against PSV Eindhoven in the last match). On the other hand, the team can go through stages where they let the opponents into the game. If Dortmund can avoid defeat in Madrid, I am confident they will advance.

What the coaches say

Diego Simeone, Atlético de Madrid coach: "We have to try to show what it takes to be in this competition. It is a very important week, in the Champions League and in the Liga. The group knows the importance of everyone being at their best, because we are going to need them all. By working as a group, we hope to move forward in this important week."

Edin Terzić, Dortmund coach: "Atlético's success is well-known, and they have implemented a new art of defending. It is difficult for any team in the world to deal with. In their stadium it won't be easy, but we hope we can pass the test and progress. We know how they fight and what a good team they are, but we are ready to show our best, and we must play as a team."

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