DortmundSamuel Lino of Atletico Madrid celebrates with Antoine Griezmann and Rodrigo De Paul after the team scores its second goal.

Jon Eimer has locked in his best wagers for the first-leg UEFA Champions League 2024 quarterfinal encounter between Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

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When Atletico Madrid hosts Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday on Paramount+ for the opening leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, they will be looking to maintain their winning streak at home. With two victories in their last four league games, the La Liga team should be riding high after turning into a formidable opponent in front of their home crowd.

Dortmund, meanwhile, is attempting to regain equilibrium following a thrilling 2-0 victory against Bayern Munich and a disastrous 1-0 loss to Stuttgart. Get complete analysis on the CBS Sports Golazo Network and stream the game live on Paramount+, which you can currently test out for free for the first seven days when you sign up here.

The game will begin at 3 p.m. ET from Cívitas Metropolitano in Madrid. Borussia Dortmund is rated as +360 underdogs against Atletico Madrid, who are currently -130 favorites on the 90-minute money line (risk $130 to win $100). The price of a draw is +270, while the total goals over/under is 2.5. Paramount+’s essential Premium plan, which you can now trial free for the first week, will broadcast the game live on Wednesday.

How to watch Atletico Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund:
Borussia Dortmund vs. Atletico Madrid date: 10 April, Wednesday
Borussia Dortmund vs. Atletico Madrid kickoff time: 3 p.m. ET
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Selections for Dortmund vs. Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Champions League
You must view soccer analyst Jon Eimer’s Champions League predictions before tuning in to Wednesday’s game. Eimer is a frequent bettor with extensive knowledge of leagues and players worldwide.

Since joining SportsLine, he has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, FA Cup, and many more events.. Eimer has been winning big on English Premier League choices since the conclusion of the Men’s World Cup last year. He has gone 86-59-5 in the Premier League, paying out $3,463 to $100 bettors. Anyone who follows him is really cool.


Eimer is selecting Atletico Madrid to surpass 1.5 team total goals in their matchup with Dortmund, with a -105 payoff. This season, Atletico has won 15 of its 16 home games and conceded just one goal. In 14 away games, including a recent 2-0 victory against Bayern Munich, Dortmund has scored 28 goals, but they have also been inconsistent.

With a combined total of 25 goals this season, Antoine Griezmann and Alvaro Morata will be a formidable combination for the German defense.

“The duo has combined for 25 goals and 7 assists this season, and they are a threat to the best backlines in Europe when they are healthy,” Eimer stated to SportsLine. “Being aware that the second leg will take place in Dortmund, I anticipate Atletico attacking early and attempting to score several goals in the process.

MADRID (AP) — After defeating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the first leg of the quarterfinals on Wednesday, Atletico Madrid took a step closer to making it back to the Champions League semifinals.
For much of the first half, Atletico dominated Dortmund thanks to goals from Rodrigo De Paul and Samuel Lino. However, a late goal from substitute Sébastien Haller kept the German team in the game.
In the dying minutes, Dortmund twice struck the woodwork in a threat. Germany will host the second leg on Tuesday of next week.

We’ll be prepared, and ideally we can advance Atletico back to the Champions League semifinals,” De Paul remarked. We are aware that it will be difficult, but we are determined to make sure that it does.

Barcelona defeated Paris Saint-Germain: 3-2 in their first-leg quarterfinal on Wednesday.

Since their defeat by city rival Real Madrid in 2017, Atletico has not advanced to the round of four. In the last six quarterfinals, the Spanish team has triumphed three times.

The 1997 European champion Dortmund hopes to make it back to the semifinals for the first time since losing to neighboring German team Bayern Munich in the 2012–13 final.


Today, we have to accept this outcome,” Dortmund captain Emre Can remarked. Playing football here is difficult because of how good they defend. There were times when they absolutely dominated our duels. Thus, we’ll accept the 2-1 victory, and next week’s play is open.

Atletico Madrid took just four minutes to grab the lead at the Metropolitano Stadium. De Paul capitalized on a blunder by the Dortmund defense, stealing the ball and finishing inside the box.

With help from Antoine Griezmann, who was again kept scoreless but was chosen man of the match, Lino doubled the lead in the thirty-second minute.

Griezmann remarked, “I’m not sure you can say we were superior because they had the ball and pushed us back in the second half.” “To be honest, we have suffered a lot in the second half, but there were times when we could have scored a third.” Dortmund made some progress in the second half and gained control of the ball, but it found it difficult to generate many scoring opportunities against Atletico’s strong defense.

The hosts had several excellent opportunities to extend their lead in the first half but were unable to do so. In the 81st minute, Haller, who has featured little in the Champions League this season due to injury, brought Dortmund closer with a shot from inside the box. With the German team, it was his first Champions League goal.

Edin Terzic, the coach of Dortmund, stated, “We made too many mistakes, but what matters to me more is the reaction we showed.” A tie wouldn’t have been unjustified in the end. Everything is still available. In stoppage time, Julian Brandt’s header and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens’ long-range attempt for Dortmund both struck the crossbar.

De Paul stated, “It’s normal for the other team to start playing better when you are up 2-0.” “We also had opportunities to score more goals.” Every victory is constructive. In the last 32 home games across all competitions, Atletico has won 29 of them. Simeone won the Champions League for the 50th time.

The outcome maintained Atletico’s perfect record in 18 home knockout-round Champions League games; its lone loss came against Ajax in the quarterfinals in 1997.

In their last 11 road games during the Champions League knockout stages, Dortmund has only triumphed once.


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The Metropolitano was, as one might assume, a boiling pot of cacophony that would soon explode. Atlético has never lost a home Champions League knockout match in this tough environment, which has welcomed no visitors. As the home team’s bus ascended the road into the Metropolitano stadium, thousands of spectators greeted them and hundreds of flares were released, adding to the festive atmosphere created by the springtime sun.

Dortmund attempted to take the early lead in the game by having the ball in their possession, but an Atléti counterattack quickly exposed them. With a brilliant ball, Antoine Griezmann opened up the floundering Borussia defense, but Álvaro Morata’s attempt to score was stopped. That wouldn’t matter, though, since Rodrigo de Paul scored the first goal for the hosts with what seemed like a matter of seconds when he pounced on a loose ball at the outside of the box.

Dortmund was under constant pressure from Atlético, and it seemed inevitable that they would score another goal. Although goalkeeper Gregor Kobel brilliantly stopped Axel Witsel’s flick, the home team’s momentum continued. The opposition half must have felt like an oasis in the desert to the German side, who were suffocating the visitors on the ball. In the fourteenth minute, Griezmann almost scored again due to further careless play.

Dortmund just couldn’t get the forward line to connect. The ball just didn’t stick, and it would return straight back at them if they managed to penetrate the Atletico Madrid middle. After 30 minutes, Dortmund got a corner and a chance after some deft movement and a low driven cross from Jadon Sancho, but the hosts had doubled their lead in just two minutes.

A mix-up between two Dortmund defenders gave Atléti another opportunity to score. Samuel Lino found himself with acres of open inside the Borussia box after Griezmann gathered up a ball. The home crowd went crazy as the winger completed an error-free pass and opened his body to shoot the ball into the far corner.

The Atlético block appeared to slowly back off after that, allowing Dortmund to eventually enter the game and start creating some opportunities. The halftime siren went off, but it’s possible that the way things went in the first half hinted at what might happen in the second—a deeper Atléti and more possession for the visitors.

It wasn’t tough for Dortmund to start the second half of the game better than the first. When Niclas Füllkrug was brought down in the box, he thought he should have been given a penalty. Though technically it was the kind of situation that would have resulted in an outside-the-box free-kick, VAR decided that it was legal.


Sébastien Haller replaced Julian Brandt for Dortmund, with half an hour remaining in normal time. Even though the play leveled off, the game went off without any problems. Up until the 75th minute, when Samuel Lino was stopped. He managed to go completely unnoticed into the back post area to meet an Atléti free-kick, but Dortmund goalkeeper Kobel again produced a fantastic stop, blocking the forward’s close-range attempt.

Then the knockout blow arrived. Dortmund created some space, and as soon as the Ivorian forward Haller turned in the area, he shot the loose ball past Jan Oblak with ease. Ángel Correa appeared to be about to make it 3-1 in a fantastic match, but Mats Hummels sneaked a toe to the ball just before the Argentinean could pull the trigger. Dortmund struck the crossbar a few seconds later, setting up an exciting game finale following a largely calm second half.

With the final stroke of the match, Julian Brandt struck the Spanish bar once more. This was a true game of two halves, and Dortmund proved in the closing minutes of the contest that they could really hurt Atletico Madrid when they were playing at the front of the game.

You believed that the home team would need to have a sizable home advantage going into Wednesday night’s opening leg in Madrid. A 2-0 lead seems likely and would have been a fantastic outcome, but Dortmund’s ability to cut that margin in half is just astounding. The Germans will be quietly optimistic about their ability to overcome a one-goal disadvantage.

This game has ninety minutes remaining, and the prize is very enormous: a spot in the European Cup semifinals.

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