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Atletico not favorites against RB Leipzig, says Oblak

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Jan Oblak believes the one-legged format presents both teams an equal chance to win in the upcoming Champions League quarter-final.


Atletico Madrid will be hoping to make the semi-finals of Champions League for the fourth time in seven years as they prepare to take on RB Leipzig in the quarter-finals.

Diego Simeone’s men will have form on their side when they go into the match, having been unbeaten in all competitions since February 1.

Experience also gives them an upper-hand over their opponents, with having played in two finals in the last six years.


RB Leipzig will be without their record goalscorer Timo Werner, who signed for Chelsea.

All of the above points, and some more, indicate that Atleti are installed as favorites to emerge victorious on Thursday night.

But Jan Oblak cannot help but feel that his side have wrongly been handed the favorites tag, especially considering the new one-legged format.


“We find it strange that we’re seen as favorites,” Oblak told in his pre-match press conference, as Marca reports.

“We expect a difficult match. With this being a one-off match, I don’t see either side as a favorite. Anything can happen in one match. You could have a good day or you could have a bad day.

“Both teams have the same chance of winning and we’re going into the game with that mindset.”