Wednesday night’s match between Atletico Madrid and Lazio at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano will decide first place in Group E.
After earning 10 points from the initial 5 group-stage games of the season, Lazio has guaranteed their place in the Champions League knockout round, marking the inaugural time in three years and only the third time in club history. The Eagles had defeated Celtic 2-0 at home on matchday 5 two weeks ago, and they prevailed in both of their most recent matches in Group E without a response. With a game remaining, Lazio managed to secure a top-two finish, leapfrogging third-place Feyenoord by 4 points thanks to two goals in the last 8 minutes from substitute Ciro Immobile. Maurizio Sarri’s team is aware that they need to defeat Atletico Madrid on home ground on Wednesday in order to move up to the top of Group E. Lazio comes into the match on Wednesday having seen Hellas Verona stop their three-game streak of victories in all competitions with a 1-1 tie in Serie A the previous weekend. As a result, the Eagles dropped to 10th place in the Italian premier division, but they are still only four points shy of the top four.
After conquering 3 and drawing 2 of their opening five Group E games, Atletico Madrid has booked their trip to the round of 16 with one game remaining, one year after their heartbreaking Champions League group-stage loss. In order to secure their spot in the knockout stages, Diego Simeone’s team defeated Feyenoord 3-1 at the Netherlands on match day 5 two weeks ago. They now just need to avoid losing to Lazio on Wednesday in order to top their group for the initial time since 2016–17. Only a few days after defeating Feyenoord, Atletico fell 1-0 away to Barcelona in La Liga; but, they bounced back last weekend, winning 2-1 at home against Almeria.Los Colchoneros, who still have a game in hand over both Girona and Real Madrid in second place in La Liga, are now 5 and 7 points below the latter team, respectively, after surpassing Barca into third place on goal differential.
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Atletico vs Lazio Game Information
- Date: 12/13/2023
- Time: 03:00 PM ET
- Location: Civitas Metropolitan Stadium, Madrid.
- How to Watch Atletico vs Lazio: ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv