Karim Adeyemi does not expect Jesse Marsch or Salzburg to become distracted by the coach being linked to Borussia Monchengladbach.
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Using Opta data, we assess how the biggest names from Salzburg's production line have fared once they have left the Austrian club.
He had been linked with the likes of Milan and Arsenal, but Dominik Szoboszlai will join Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig.
Serie A champions Juventus could be set to offer Paul Pogba an escape route from Manchester United.
Erling Haaland is reportedly set to be at the centre of a battle between Manchester United and Manchester City.
Luis Suarez and Saul Niguez reacted angrily to being taken off early against Salzburg but Diego Simeone refused to criticise the pair.
Mario Hermoso and Yannick Carrasco were on target as Atletico Madrid beat Salzburg to book a Champions League last-16 spot.
Real Madrid have a tough test against Borussia Monchengladbach between them and a place in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Salzburg need to beat Atletico to qualify at their opponent's expense and Diego Simeone says that could make for a Champions League classic.