Athletico madrid with their strong defensive line will be pushing for a shock win over the formidable Reds…..
This promise to be a classic battle.
European Cup holders Liverpool will travel to Atletico Madrid for their first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie on Tuesday night.
The Reds are closing in on their first league title for 30 years but will be determined to pick up a positive result at the Wanda Metropolitano ahead of the second leg at Anfield on March 11.
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Having won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions, it would be fair to say that Atletico will not enter Tuesday’s clash with the European champions in the best of form.
Atletico have been dumped out of the Copa del Rey and lost in the Spanish Super Cup final since the turn of the year, in addition to suffering league defeats to Eibar and Real Madrid.
Diego Simeone’s side have actually only picked up two league successes in 2020 and sit fourth in Spain’s top flight, only two points clear of sixth-placed Villarreal on the same number of matches.
Atletico also lost two of their six matches in the group stages of the Champions League but still managed to finish second in the section behind Juventus to advance to the last-16 stage of the competition.
Tuesday’s clash will actually be just the fifth meeting between Atletico and Liverpool in European competition, and the Spanish giants triumphed on away goals following a 2-2 draw when they last locked horns in the semi-finals of the 2010 Europa League.
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