CL Atletico M – Qarabag
Atletico Madrid hosts Qarabag in a match from Group C of the UEFA Champions League group stage.This is a must win for Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s team won just two points in the first three round of the competition, which seriously hardened their task of qualifying for the next stage. Right now Atletico are third in the group with just 2 points won, being behind Chelsea and Roma.The Spanish team made a serious mistake in the last round, when they were unable to beat Qarabag in Baku. This was a must win for Atletico as they were facing the obvious underdog in the group. But the logical didn’t happen and Atletico lost two points in the capital of Azerbaijan.For Qarabag this was a historical first point in the Champions League in this club’s history. We can say that they already achieved their goal in this group, by winning a historical point. Can they do something more until the end of the group stage? We shall see.Everyone at Atletico know very well that they must win this game and everything else would mean a failure in the group. We expect to see a very motivated and offensive minded Atletico Madrid. Do not be surprised to see them attacking Qarabag’s goal from the first minute of the game. As for Qarabag, most likely they will try to defend and do whatever they can to avoid conceding, just like they did in Baku.
In the Spanish La Liga Atletico Madrid are currently 4th in the standings, trailing on 8 points behind the leader Barcelona. In their last four games they made three draws and won just once, which proves that they have some difficulties recently.
As for Qarabag, they are leaders in the Azerbaijan’s Premier Liqa, having one point advantage in front of the second Zira.