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Atalanta vs Leipzig Europa League quarter-final 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 Europa League quarter-final second leg between Atalanta and Leipzig.

Atalanta's Matteo Pessina and Duván Zapata in training on Wedneaday
Atalanta's Matteo Pessina and Duván Zapata in training on Wedneaday AFP via Getty Images

Atalanta and Leipzig meet in their UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg on Thursday 14 April.

Atalanta vs Leipzig at a glance

When: Thursday 14 April (18:45 CET kick-off)
Where: Stadio di Bergamo, Bergamo
What: UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg
How it stands: (1-1 after the first leg)
How to follow: Build-up and live coverage will appear here
Semi-final opponent: Braga / Rangers

Where to watch Atalanta vs Leipzig on TV

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

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What happened in the first leg?

Highlights: Leipzig 1-1 Atalanta

What didn't? Luis Muriel's powerful shot gave Atalanta a lead which was nearly very quickly wiped out when André Silva struck a post. Mario Pašalić and Teun Koopmeiners were also denied by the woodwork either side of André Silva missing from the penalty spot and Davide Zappacosta turning into his own net to make it 1-1. If that wasn't enough, Dominik Szoboszlai headed against the bar late on.

Possible starting line-ups

Atalanta: Musso; Tolói, Demiral, Palomino; Zappacosta, Koopmeiners, De Roon, Hateboer; Pessina; Malinovskyi, Muriel
Suspended for second leg
: none
Misses next game if booked: De Roon, Demiral, Palomino, Pašalić, Tolói

Leipzig: Gulácsi; Simakan, Orbán, Gvardiol; Mukiele, Kampl, Laimer, Angeliño; Forsberg; Nkunku, André Silva
Suspended for second leg
: none
Misses next game if booked: Adams, Kampl, Orbán, Simakan

Away goals rule abolished

There has been a rule change for 2021/22: ties level after the second leg will go to extra time and a penalty shoot-out if required, irrespective of the number of away goals a team has scored.

Form guide

Last five games (all competitions, most recent first): LDLWW
Where they stand: 8th in Serie A

Last five games (all competitions, most recent first): WDWDW
Where they stand: 4th in Bundesliga

Europa League quarter-finals: All the 1st leg goals

Expert prediction

Vieri Capretta, match reporter
It’s make-or-break time for Atalanta. They have experienced some ups and downs in Serie A in recent weeks, but have tended to save their best performances for the UEFA Europa League. Can they make it to their first ever European semi-final? On their day, they certainly have what it takes.

What the coaches say

Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta coach: "I can't predict what will happen; we are talking about two teams who want to win. Reaching the semi-finals would be a very important goal, achieved very few times by Italian teams in recent years. Two years ago, we were a minute away from the semi-finals of the Champions League. That was the highest point in Europe that we reached."

Domenico Tedesco, Leipzig coach: "We're looking forward to the trip to Bergamo because we are in good form. But we've also analysed the first leg. We allowed a lot of chances, maybe too many, even if we did create a lot at the other end. We made a lot of mistakes and too many unforced errors without any pressure. With all respect to Atalanta and their robust style, we put ourselves in trouble too often. We have to do better."

When and where is the 2022 Europa League final?

Sevilla's Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán Stadium will stage the final on Wednesday 18 May.

The winners gain a place in the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League group stage, if they have not qualified via their domestic competition.