Atletico Madrid welcome Barcelona to the Vicente Calderon for what will be a crucial clash for the visitors, as they look to stay in the title race and keep the pressure on Real Madrid
Due to his inability to make an impact at the Vicente Calderon this term, Atletico are said to be open to listening to offers for the French striker in the summer. They have reportedly sounded out a few European clubs, including Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.
FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique hailed the winning attitude of his side as they came back from 1-0 down to snatch away all 3 points against a determined Atletico Madrid side at the Vicente Calderon.
Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid 14th April 2015, 19:00 GMT Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid *** The Champions League returns to action Tuesday night and local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid begin proceedings in the quarter-final stage of the tournament. Both teams will look to win the tie over two legs in search of a semi-final spot as Real Madrid look to defend the title while Atletico Madrid will look to dethrone their neighbours. Real Madrid have had a good run in the Champions League so far, winning seven of the eight games they have played. However, the only defeat they suffered was at home against Schalke and the 4-3 defeat nearly saw them exiting the tournament in the round-of-16. Atletico will be thirsty to avenge last season’s defeat in the final at the hands of Real Madrid and they will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run against ‘Los Blancos’ this season to seven consecutive games. Team News and […]
Three crucial factors that will shape this crucial tie
Manchester United target Koke has revealed that he intends to stay in Spain and be a part of Atletico Madrid’s history, dealing David Moyes a huge blow for his summer plans. Koke has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and is being targeted by David Moyes as a potential transfer in a bid to improve his midfield. However in an interview, the Spanish youngster claimed that he intends to stay at Atletico Madrid and continue to work under Diego Simeone. Asked if he could see himself stay with Atletico Madrid for the rest of his playing career, Koke did not shy away from saying that it could be possible for him to finish his career at Vicente Calderon. “Maybe, why not? I have a long contract and I want to see it through because Atleti is my home.” “We’re doing big things as a team in a very nice project and hopefully I can be here for […]