Atlético de Madrid
It is measured this Tuesday, from 9:00 p.m. in the National Arena in Bucharest, to the Chelsea, in the match corresponding to the first leg of the round of 16 of the
A duel that is becoming a classic on the European scene, because in recent years, both teams have met on several occasions. The overall matches between Atlético de Madrid Y Chelsea in European competition it is balanced, with two wins each, three draws and 11 goals each. Of course, the rojiblanco team prevailed in their only previous tie of the Champions League with the Chelsea. It was in the semifinals of 13/14, with a 0-0 in the Vincent
Calderon and a 1-3 on the lap in Stamford Bridge.
In the current mattress squad there are only two players who have the notch of the Chelsea in his revolver. Come on, they have marked him. Are Luis
Suarez Y Saul
In the case of the Uruguayan, of course, not with the Athletic, but with the Liverpool. It is the mattress that has been measured the most times to the London box. He has done it up to eight times, six with the shirt of the Liverpool and two with the Barça, for a total of three wins, three draws and only two losses.
The charrúa knows what it is to mark the ‘Blues'. He did it in the 12/13 season, at 1-1 and 2-2 that the Liverpool registered against which today will be rival of Athletic. For the South American, today's match will be an opportunity to shake off a negative streak.
In League adds 16 goals with him Athletic. In Europe, yet none. If his average in the championship with Atlético is 0.8 goals per game, in the Champions League it is zero in four duels. He did not score or against him Bayern Munich (4-0) nor in front of Lokomotiv
Moscow (1-1) or in the two clashes with him Salzburg (3-2 and 0-2). None of his seven shots – two on goal – was the goal he was looking for.
The other of the rojiblancos who knows what it is to score Chelsea is Saul
Ñíguez. He did it in the 17/18 season, in Stamford Bridge. He scored with a header in a corner kick in a game that the rojiblanco team needed to win to stay alive in Champions. It was the last day and the stumbles before him Qarabag they ended up weighing down the mattress workers. The man from Elche overtook those of Simeone, but the English side tied with an own goal from Savic.
Then there are players who have already measured themselves at Chelsea. Many. Oblak, Savic, Koke, etc as rojiblancos. TorreiraAs a former Arsenal player, for example. Trippier, who got tired of playing against the capital rival in his stage in the Premier. OR Kondogbia, which he won at the Chelsea 0-1 with the Valencia.