Atletico Madrid tackle UEFA Champions League title holders Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano in the first leg of the two legged tie.
Going into the tie, Atletico Madrid look like the underdog. The club’s recent form both in Spanish La Liga and in the Copa Del Rey hasn’t been up to par.
Certainly, Atletico Madrid are optimistic about getting a better result over the two legs despite Liverpool’s record this season. A team without a loss in the Premier League.
Atleti’s problem at the moment is simply injuries. But if they end up loosing at the end to Liverpool, it is no shame because Liverpool have got an incredible record as a team.
Atletico could still qualify for the next round without loosing to Liverpool over the two legs. Simeone could force out a draw at the Wanda Metropolitano and simply play out a draw with goals be it a one-all or two-all draw.
Players Atletico Madrid would parade
- Diego Costa
- Renan Lodi
- Joao Felix
- Alvaro Morata
It looks difficult but Atletico Madrid have got the right set of players, a better Coach and a good fighting spirit.
Alvaro Morata and Diego Costa are no longer sharp as before. The duo rarely recover quickly from injuries and this has been a problem for the club although Simeone have been able to manage the team despite not having the squad depth like the rest of the teams in Europe.