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As RB Leipzig prepare for their UEFA Champions League quarter-final debut, they bởi so buoyed by the fact that - even without Timo Werner - they have an excellent chance of beating Atletico Madrid and securing a spot in the last four.

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Julian Nagelsmann will lead his side out against the two-time Champions League runners-up on 13 August at Sporting Lisbon’s Estadio Jose Alvalade stadium, aiming to lớn keep alive their hopes of ending the elongated 2019/20 chiến dịch by claiming a first major trophy.

Here, dongphucmerriman.com outlines why Nagelsmann và Co. Can be confident going into the one-legged knockout.

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1) Leipzig"s case for the defence

Leipzig sealed a third-place finish in the dongphucmerriman.com for a second year in succession & guaranteed a third straight Champions League chiến dịch next season in the process, thanks khổng lồ standout performances where it mattered most: at the business ends of both boxes.

Only champions Bayern Munich conceded fewer goals this term, with a meagre 37 strikes hitting the back of the Leipzig net. Paired with the third-highest goals (81) - behind top-two pairing Bayern (100) và Borussia Dortmund (84) - it proves just how good Leipzig have been at each end, và it may provide them with the cutting edge they need to get beyond Atletico, who have clearly struggled khổng lồ replace the goals of Barcelona-bound Antoine Griezmann.

It’s a concern Leipzig have already managed to offset by themselves in Werner’s case - whose 28 league goals was only bettered by the goalscoring freak of nature that is Robert Lewandowski - with the likes of Christopher Nkunku, Marcel Sabitzer & Patrik Schick finding size in front of goal after the restart and Hwang Hee-chan recruited for next season.

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On-loan striker Patrik Schick was Leipzig"s second top-scorer in the dongphucmerriman.com this season, with 10 goals. - Alexander Scheuber/dongphucmerriman.com/dongphucmerriman.com Collection via Getty Images