Manchester City and Liverpool will be out to strengthen their chance of booking their place in the Champions League knockout stage when they face Club Brugge and Atletico Madrid in matchday four on Wednesday.
Manchester City vs Club Brugge
Manchester City will be out to emulate their five-star performance against Club Brugge when the two sides square off at the Etihad Stadium in their next Group A match.
Pep Guardiola’s side are hoping to return to winning ways following their 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace in the Premier League this past Saturday after they were undone by goals from Wilfred Zaha and Conor Gallagher.
Meanwhile, Philippe Clement’s men will be confident heading into the return leg after they secured a 2-1 victory over STVV in the Belgian Pro League on Saturday after Bas Dost’s brace handed them all three points.
When the two sides last met on matchday three, the Citizens eased to a 5-1 win over the Belgium side through goals from Joao Cancelo, Riyad Mahrez, Kyle Walker and Cole Palmer at the Jan Breydel Stadium.
City currently sit second in the Group A standing with six points, having won two and lost once, while Brugge are on four points in third place after winning one, drawing one and conceding one defeat after three matches.
Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid
Liverpool will aim to complete a memorable double over Atletico Madrid when they welcome the La Liga champions to Anfield for their next Champions League Group B encounter.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will be hoping to bounce back after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League at Anfield over the weekend when Enock Mwepu and Leandro Trossard cancelled out goals from Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane.
Meanwhile, Diego Simeone’s side secured a dominant 3-0 victory over Real Betis in the previous La Liga clash at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday courtesy of goals from Yannick Carrasco, Joao Felix and an own goal by German Pezzella.
In the previous meeting between the two sides, the Reds came out on top of securing a 3-2 victory in a five goal thriller at the same venue in matchday three of the Champions League.
Liverpool are currently placed at the summit of the Group B standing with nine points after claiming three wins in a row, while Atleti sit in second place level on four points with FC Porto after three games, having won one, drawn one and conceded one defeat.