Diego Simeone calls for more respect amid criticism of Atletico Madrid style against Manchester City
Atletico Madrid will be hoping to upset the odds in front of their own fans at the Wanda Metropolitano and reach their first Champions League semi since 2017.
One victory from their opening four league games left Atletico seven points adrift of Barcelona a fortnight ago but three on the spin have now steered Diego Simeone's side back on track.
Diego Simeone has claimed if Lionel Messi played for Atletico Madrid, his side would have beaten Barcelona on Sunday.
Griezmann turned his back on interest from Manchester United to sign a new contract after Atletico lost an appeal against a transfer ban.
Atletico Madrid has fallen to Real Madrid in the quarters, semis and twice in the final in the past four seasons.