Atletico Madrid face a nerve-wracking ultimate recreation to make sure they attain the Champions League knockout stage after they might solely draw 1-1 at residence to a much-changed Bayern Munich aspect on Tuesday following a late penalty from Thomas Mueller.
Atleti regarded on track for a cushty victory which might have sealed a spot within the final 16 when Joao Felix put them in entrance within the twenty sixth minute, showing on the close to submit to knock in a cross from Marcos Llorente.
However Diego Simeone’s aspect had been unable so as to add to their lead towards Bayern, who rested most of their first-team regulars after qualifying as group winners final week.
Atletico had been made to pay for his or her conservatism when substitute Mueller beat goalkeeper Jan Oblak from the spot within the 86th minute after being felled by defender Felipe.
Atletico are second in Group A with six factors and to qualify they now should keep away from defeat of their ultimate recreation at RB Salzburg, who’re in third place with 4 factors.
Bayern high the group with 13 factors whereas Lokomotiv Moscow are backside with three.
(Reporting by Richard Martin; Enhancing by Ken Ferris)