RB Leipzig vs. Atletico Madrid, Estadio Jose Alvalade The Timo factor In one of the most intriguing last eight contests, RB Leipzig take on Atletico Madrid in Lisbon on Thursday. Julian Nagelsmann’s side will be without Timo Werner though, with the Germany striker having already departed the club for Chelsea and having declined Chelsea’s offer to finish the campaign with Leipzig. Werner’s replacement in attack looks set to be Yussuf Poulsen, who has shaken off an ankle injury and is ready to partner Patrik Schick up top. “We know that we can’t completely replace Timo,” Poulsen said. “But I also know that the coach has a lot of ideas on how we can approach this and be at least as effective in Lisbon as we were in our previous Champions League games. As long as I’m in the starting eleven, I always agree with the coach,” he joked. Nagelsmann relishing ‘dynamite’ duel with Simeone Having convincingly beaten Tottenham Hotspur over two legs in the last 16, RB Leipzig have already gone further in the Champions League than ever before. However, in Diego Simeone, Julian Nagelsmann knows he is going toe-to-toe with one of the best coaches in the business — and… Read full this story
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