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Roma-Atletico Madrid: latest news and predicted line-ups

12 Setiembre 2017
Roma-Atletico Madrid: latest news and predicted line-ups

Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone is adamant they are on track to win the Champions League "sooner or later".

"He's already been in the changing rooms to move the pieces on the tactics board about", said di Francesco.

With the home side content with settling for a point in the second half it was goalkeeper Alisson Becker who was the star man, producing two brilliant saves to deny substitute Angel Correa.

Simeone admitted after that setback in 2016 that he considered stepping down but he underlined his continued commitment to the club last week by signing a contract extension until 2020. Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla FC - prepare to field their finest teams and prove their continental pedigree once again. The Frenchman has been on the sidelines after a red card in the first game of the season and will be raring to go out on the pitch on Tuesday.

Perennial Premier League target Radja Nainggolan ran the show in the latter encounter. Saul with a delicious through ball for the striker who scoops the ball over the onrushing keeper who gets a touch to it and it goes over.

The giallorossi are set to line-up with the likes of Manolas and Juan Jesus at the back, Defrel, Dzeko and Perotti up front.

It is highly unlikely that Chelsea won't win tomorrow in their group game. It is predicted that Atletico Madrid has more chance to win this match against AS Roma. Atleti have also triumphed in both of the only two fixtures played between the two sides, the 1998/99 UEFA cup quarter finals resulting in a 2-1 victory for the Spaniards in both legs. "We know how important the first match is and it is key".

They are used to sitting deep in tight encounters and grinding out a small win, which can be just as crucial as hammering a team 4-0. We've got experience and we've attained some big results in the Champions League. "Atletico have their own identity, it's not an aesthetic one but very pragmatic". Along with Roma and Atletico Madrid, Group C features Chelsea and Qarabag. The La Liga side finished third last season and reached the Champions League semifinals for the third time in the past four years.