NEWS
Tuesday December 1 2020
Probable line-ups: Atalanta-Midtjylland

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini could give Luis Muriel the go ahead over Josip Ilicic against FC Midtjylland tonight.

The match kicks off at 20.00 UK time. Follow the build-up on the Liveblog HERE.

A win would help La Dea towards the last-16 in the Champions League and put further pressure on Liverpool and Ajax ahead of the last round of fixtures in the competition.

Gasperini should start with his strongest line-up available but Pierluigi Gollini has been ruled out and Marco Sportiello returns in goal for the Orobici.

Rafael Toloi, Cristian Romero and Berat Djimsiti are expected in the defensive trident, with Hans Hateboer and Robin Gosens out wide.

Matteo Pessina seems set to start over Remo Freuler and will take place next to Marten de Roon, as Papu Gomez continues in his trequartista role behind the Colobians in attack.

Muriel is expected to get the nod over Ilicic and partner Duvan Zapata in attack tonight.

Mario Pasalic, Mattia Caldara and Gollini are absent through injury, with Aleksei Miranchuk and Ruslan Malinovskyi out with COVID-19.

Gasperini won’t underestimate Midtjylland, despite the 4-0 win away and the fact that the Danes are out of the competition already.

Coach Brian Priske is expected to pick a 4-2-3-1 formation for tonight’s game, with full-backs Joel Andersson and Paulinho important in both phases of the game.

Frank Onyeka and Nicolas Madsen should start in the middle, with Anders Dreyer, Awer Mabil and Bozhidar Kraev supporting lone striker Sory Kaba.

Atalanta (3-4-1-2): Sportiello; Toloi, Romero, Djimsiti; Hateboer, Pessina, De Roon, Gosens; Gomez; Muriel, Zapata

Midtjylland (4-2-3-1): Hansen; Andersson, Hoegh, Scholz, Paulinho; Onyeka, Madsen; Dreyer, Mabil, Kraev; Kaba

Referee: Sidiropoulos (GRE)