Atlético to face PSV in Champions League knockout

Dutch champions stand in the way of Atlético and the quarter final stage

PSV will be Atleti's opponent

PSV will be Atleti's opponent

PSV Eindhoven will be Atlético’s opponent in the last 16 of the Champions League after they were matched against the Dutch champions in Monday morning’s draw.

Atleti last played PSV in the 2008/09 season, after they drawn with the Eindhoven team in the group stages.

Atlético won the first fixture, 3-0 away from home in Holland. Agüero scored two and Maniche added a third.

Javier Aguirre’s men also won the return fixture 2-1, with Simao and Maxi getting on the scoresheet.

Clemente Villaverde, Atlético’s representative in Nyon said “we’re really happy to be here for the third year in a row. PSV are a strong side, they’re a side with a lot of history in Europe and I’m sure they’ll make life difficult for us.”

The away leg will be played in Eindhoven on the 24th February, whilst the return will be played at the Calderón on the 15th March.

  • Ringo

    This means I could quite easily go 🙂

  • Ivan Ivanov

    Excellent draw! We can beat them in Eindhoven and try to clear the ones with yellow cards (to be suspended for the 2nd leg – Godin, Saul….)!
    It is also good that there are 3 pairs in which some of the favourites or the strong teams were drawn against each other- Barca – Arsenal, Chelsea – PSG, Bayern – Juventus…
    If we go through it will be nice to face the winners of Wolfsburg – Gent or Zenit – Benfica 😀
    But “Partido a partido”!

  • Already booked flights for away leg!

  • Andrew Pilsbury

    Alright nick. How do I apply for tickets for away leg?

  • Andrew Pilsbury

    Alright mate how do I apply for tickets for away leg

  • Hello buddy! You need to be a socio to get tickets, you can apply directly to the club or through a peña. Nearest to you is the UK fanclub

  • Andrew Pilsbury

    I’ve got a membership with the club just never brought tickets for away games before always sat in home ends for away games. Will I be able to get one if contact club don’t wana book flights then find out allocation sold out if does?

  • Koke

    This is a great scenario. First, as a disclaimer, no disrespect to PSV and also we should remember that anything can happen in football. That aside, I think it’s safe to say we are favorites. The good news isn’t just that we got PSV though – it’s that the other draws really work in our favor. Barcelona-Arsenal may mean that Barcelona will have a couple tricky games to deal with which may distract them from the league. Moreover, it’s great to know that out of Chelsea, PSG, Juventus, Bayern, Barcelona, and Arsenal, three of these strong teams will be sent home early, meaning fewer strong opponents for us down the line. Of course, I think Atletico is a team that on it’s best day can compete with even the likes of Barcelona, Bayern, etc, but hopefully we don’t meet them too early in the competition. Anything can happen though! Simeone will know not to take this fixture lightly.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    First :
    Suspension in UCL is after the 3rd card then after every odd number : 5, 7 …
    Saul & Godin only have one, Gabi & Jackson are on one as well .
    Only Oliver has two bookings and would be suspended if he received the third in the first leg .

    And second :
    To ask our players to get suspended for the 2nd leg we have to win at least 3-0 to make it a game over, and some people may even say it’s still not safe with 3-0, it must be 4-0 or 5-0 to ask 2 or 3 key players to get themselves suspended .
    If you believe we will win 3-0 away then I think it’s too much overconfidence and too much disrespect to the opponent .
    It has only been less than 9 months since Leverkusen game .

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    By the way, with only 6 yellow cards we are the 3rd team with less bookings in the competition behind Man City with 5 and Bayern with 4 .
    Atleti is a violent team they say ! .. now you have to come up with a different lie, AS & MARCA .

  • Usavicente Calderon

    I can agree with this. In addition, Arsenal and Juventus could actually beat Barca and Bayern. Imagine if that happens.

  • And we “only” score strategy goal too they said…

  • nitesh

    I think Juve will beat Bayern , defensively they are quite strong.Over the two legs Juve have the capabality to beat Barca as well.They missed Chiellini in the final.

    Psv is the best draw we could have got. I was thinking about gent and kiev. But Gent knocked out valencia and its a long trip to kiev which might affect us in the league as well. One thing we have to make sure is to score away from home. That was one of the things that helped us reach final. Away goals have huge significance now.

    It will be battle of the blondes . Griezmann vs Lestienne. If we keep Lestienne quiet half our job will be done.

  • Ivan Ivanov

    My bad… I thought Godin was on 2 yellows… I think we can easily win 0-2 at Eindhoven. I have watched a few of their games and they are nothing impressive and to be afraid of. Still think we can decide the tie in Holland (no disrespect to the Dutch)