The Atlético de Madrid The final phase of the Champions League begins with the first leg of the round of 16 against him Chelsea (from 9:00 p.m.) where he works as a local, but more than 3,000 km from Madrid. The match is played in Romania, at the National Arena in Bucharest, due to the restrictions of the Spanish government to combat the pandemic, which prevent the entry of travelers from the United Kingdom. “We play at home!”, Proclaimed with irony Simeone, who is confident that his team will forget the latest setbacks in the League that have allowed Madrid to lie in wait for the undeniable leader until then. The Argentine will not be able to count on several of his important men in gangs such as Trippier, Vrsaljko and Carrasco, in addition to Giménez and Héctor Herrera. The reference of the rojiblancos, Luis Suárez, has not yet made his debut in the Champions League with his new team, but his 16 goals in the League are enough argument so that the Chelsea defenders should not lose track of him.
Tuchel, for his part, only has the loss of Thiago Silva. The Brazilian was being one of the important men in the new defense of three centers proposed by the German coach. Since their arrival after Lampard’s dismissal, the Londoners have not lost a game, with two draws and five wins. The blues They were the ones that invested the most in the summer transfer market (240 million) and they trust that their young stars such as Werner or Havertz will take a step forward in the best possible scenario, in the Champions League, against the leader of the Spanish League. Follow the minute by minute of the match live: