RB Leipzig have their opponent for the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League and it's mega-club Atletico Madrid. The three-time finalists represent one of the biggest challenges Leipzig has faced since entering the competition.
Leipzig reached this point in the competition by dispatching England's Tottenham Hotspur in impressive fashion. The East German club dominated both games, winning by a aggregate score of 4-0. In the group stage, Leipzig performed well and garnered victories over Benfica and Zenit St. Petersburg. Now, as the competition thins to the best teams, they will face their toughest challenge yet.
"We're looking forward to the game against Atletico Madrid," said Sporting Director Markus Krosche. "It's a great draw but a tough one as well. Atletico are a very experienced team with an experienced coach and a particularly strong defense."
It won't be the same Leipzig team that plays Atletico in August. Timo Werner has transferred to Chelsea and Hwang Hee-chan has joined the club from Salzburg. Patrik Schick may not be available but there is hope that Yussuf Poulsen can return to the team after his injury a few months ago.