‘Atletico are favourites’

Manuel Ortlechner is in no doubt that his Austria Vienna side are underdogs to Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.

The Austrians play host to their Spanish opponents in the third round of Champions League games in Group G as the underdogs, something that their captain is happy to acknowledge.

“Atletico are the favouites in the game, even though they lost the last league match. Still they are in perfect form,” Ortlechner told reporters in his pre-game conference.

“We need to attack and defend as a team, otherwise we cannot win. In the Champions League every player plays beyond his limits and the motivation is even bigger than in league games.

“We are happy to play in front of such a big crowd. We are looking forward to the game. The Champions League always feels special.”

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