If Atlético are to win a European trophy this season, they again have to defeat a team managed by Jose Mourinho, this time in the form of English Premier League side Chelsea. The UEFA Champions League semi-final draw was made today in Nyon, and means that an all-Madrid final is still on the cards in Lisbon, after our arch rivals Real were drawn against defending champions Bayern Munich.
Four times this season, current La Liga leaders Atlético Madrid have taken on reigning champions and title chasers Barcelona, and four times, nothing has separated them. The Rojiblancos’ backline has cancelled out the Catalan’s attacking talent on each occasion they have met so far, although in Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg, something has to give. Kick-off in the Spanish capital is set for 20:45 CET.
Score, and hang on for dear life! This has apparently been Atlético’s game plan in their last three home games, all of which they have won by the same 1-0 margin. After getting off to a great start against Villarreal on Saturday, opening up the scoring within the first 15 minutes of action, los Rojiblancos spent most of their time warding off the Yellow Submarine.
For years, Atlético watched on as Real Madrid and Barcelona battled for the top positions in Spain and Europe. This season however, things have changed. They’re the top two in La Liga with a last day showdown still to come next month, contested the Super Cup back in August, and now los Rojiblancos and los Blaugrana are preparing to face each other in a Champions League clash that could go a long way towards deciding who comes out on top between the two this year.
Atlético Madrid can reach their first Champions League quarter-final in 17 years on Tuesday evening, as they prepare to take on six time winners AC Milan in front of a packed crowd in the Spanish capital. Kick-off in the Vicente Calderón is set for the habitual time of 20:45 CET.
Atlético players and staff find themselves in Italy for their Champions League round of 16 first leg draw against AC Milan. Kick-off at the San Siro is all set for 20:45 CET on Wednesday.
Mark the 19th of February and the 11th of March in your calendar. That’s when Atlético Madrid take on AC Milan in the next round of the UEFA Champions League.
Atlético Madrid play their final match of the UEFA Champions League group stages on Wednesday evening, having already secured top spot back in early November. Visitors to the Vicente Calderón are FC Porto, who need to take all three points to stand any chance of following the Rojiblancos into the knock-out phase. Kick-off is set for 20:45 CET.
Atlético are preparing for their fifth Champions League match of the season, away to Zenit St. Petersburg on Tuesday. The club are already safe in the knowledge that their place in the knock-out stages is assured. Parallel to their league form, the Rojiblancos have blitzed the competition so far in Europe, so much so that they can afford to send a significantly weakened squad to Russia for their penultimate group stage encounter.
Atlético could seal qualification for the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League when they receive Austria Wien tomorrow. Kick-off at the Vicente Calderón is scheduled for 20:45 CET on Wednesday. A victory would place the leaders of Group G beyond the reach of the Austrians, as well as one of Zenit and Porto — perhaps even