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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid Champions League April 30, 2014

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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid
Competition: Champions League − 2013/2014 − Semi-finals (second leg)
 
Chelsea team are in a very good mood at the moment. After well-played game and victory against FC Liverpool on Sunday they can still realistically think about winning the Premier League. 2:0 against the Reds will boost their confidence before the encounter in Champions League. They managed to escape from the unavoidable and postponed the coronation of the Liverpool. Against Simeone’s team who represents a similar football philosophy to Jose Mourinho, Chelsea will certainly have more problems and the second leg will be even more challenging then the first one – no mistakes allowed. Quite a difficulty for the Special One can be the absence of injured John Terry and Petr Cech as well as booked Frank Lampard.
Simeone has led Atletico Madrid four points clear at the top of the La Liga table and with three games to go Atletico is on the verge of something pretty special. They are 14 games unbeaten (all competitions) and a 1-0 win at Valencia on Sunday was their thirteenth in 17 La Liga road trips. Of the Champions League semi finalists Atletico are the only remaining unbeaten side.
Gabi is suspended, but other than that Simeone has the luxury of a fully fit squad to choose from. Mario Suarez should replace him in midfield while Arda Turan could return to the starting XI having played the final 30 minutes in each of the last two games following a groin injury. Atletico have won just once in nine road games in England (1-4-4) but are 5-2 in two-legged ties against English teams in UEFA play. On the other side, the Blues have won one of four previous UEFA semi finals against Spanish opposition.

Chelsea last 5 matches:
27/04/2014 Liverpool 0 - Chelsea 2 EPL
23/04/2014 Atletico Madrid 0 - Chelsea 0 UCL
20/04/2014 Chelsea 1 - Sunderland 2 EPL
14/04/2014 Swansea City 0 - Chelsea 1 EPL
09/04/2014 Chelsea 2 - Paris Saint-Germain 0 UCL

Atletico Madrid last 5 matches:
28/04/2014 Valencia CF 0 - Atletico Madrid 1 LIGA
23/04/2014 Atletico Madrid 0 - Chelsea FC 0 UCL
19/04/2014 Atletico Madrid 2 - Elche 0 LIGA
14/04/2014 Getafe 0 - Atletico Madrid 2 LIGA
10/04/2014 Atletico Madrid 1 - FC Barcelona 0 UCL

Match date: Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 19:45 GMT
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, United Kingdom

You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]



 

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