It’s easy to forget that Atletico Madrid are the reigning champions of Spain and Diego Simeone’s side seem like a relatively stable club compared to the leading lights of Barcelona and Real Madrid who have both seen key players depart the club this summer, with Atleti looking for a big run in the Champions League once again.

Diego Simeone managed to lure Antoine Griezmann back to the Wanda Metropolitano in the past few days and the Frenchman could help the team to an opening victory in the Champions League this season, even if Saul Niguez has left on loan to Chelsea which might leave the home side lacking defensive solidity.

Porto have been regular fixtures in the Champions League over the past few seasons and they might regard this as a good time to be clashing with a team who are adjusting after few incomings and outgoings, with the Portuguese side having identified that Villarreal scored twice against the same opponents.

Toni Martinez is the likeliest score for the visitors and Porto might see plenty of the ball in this game, although Simeone will count on a fervent home support when it comes to this clash and that should help Atletico get over the line here without conceding.

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