The Atlético believes in the miracle and to achieve this he appeals to the ‘spirit of Anfield’. The rojiblancos face Chelsea this Wednesday at Stamford Bridge with a more than complicated goal, to lift the 0-1 first leg at Wanda. Almost a feat, but not at all impossible, especially with the memory of the 2-3 achieved last season against Liverpool in English fiefdom, a result that would be worth the mattress workers.
The shock cannot come at a better time for the blues, who accumulate twelve games without knowing defeat, as many as Thomas tuchel leads in front of Londoners. The German coach has changed the face of Chelsea, a team now with a clear personality, forceful in attack and with greater defensive security.
Quite the opposite happens to Atlético, in his most critical moment of the season. Their wide advantage in the League has been drastically reduced after their setbacks against Levante, on two occasions, and Getafe, and with their draw against Real Madrid. The Barça presses to only four points, the targets are six and the European elimination also threatens.
The rojiblancas hopes go by two names: Luis Suárez and Joao Félix. The Uruguayan is going through a strange streak of more than five consecutive years without doing a goal as a visitor and Atleti needs their goals. The Portuguese, meanwhile, is more questioned than ever both for his poor performance in the field and for his already usual substitutions with Simeone. “I have said thousands of times that Joao he is a very important player. At the beginning of the season he had a very high level and we need that player, “said the Argentine coach about the forward.” The relationship with Cholo is very good, he always tries to help me as usual, and we are here to help each other. ” , said for his part the Portuguese tip. “Without will, talent does not come. We have many examples of players who are very talented and then lacked something to reach the top. I don’t want to be one of those“added Joao Félix in response to a phrase launched by Simeone a few days before in which he said that” without will, talent is useless. “
Renan Lodi and Saúl They could be the big news in the eleven, according to the tests carried out yesterday by Cholo, who seems to be betting on a more classic 4-4-2 after the bad result that he played with three centrals in the first leg.