Atletico Madrid will play PSV Eindhoven in the 2nd leg of UEFA Champions League Round 16 at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday, March 15, starting 7:45 pm GMT.
As per the official UEFA reports, Atletico coach Diego Simeone looks positive before the match especially when Antoine Griezmann is giving top class performance.
The coach comments, “The team is in decent shape. We have been going well in recent matches and we expect to continue that way on Tuesday. I hope Griezmann continues responding to the team needs as he has been doing and like the rest of the squad. We have to score one goal more than our opponents.”
“We are thinking of playing a 4-3-3 and we will try to make sure the match plays to our strengths. PSV are good on the counterattack; they play very well with space, their second line is dangerous and they are good at dead-ball situations. [Luuk] de Jong is an important player and the main point of reference for his team.”
According to the BBC, Atletico have already won four La Liga games in a row now. Both teams will clash for the second time in the Champions league after the 1st leg failed to produce any goal from either side in Netherlands, three weeks ago.
PSV coach Phillip Cocu is confident before visiting Madrid. He says, “We want to advance in the competition and we don’t mind if it comes via a penalty shoot-out. Playing for 0-0 isn’t easy, though. We have to play football, not only defend. We’ll give our all. It’s our chance to advance and it won’t be easy but we need to believe. We have to fight for a win or draw.”
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Atlético Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Giménez, Godín, Filipe Luís; Koke, Gabi, Carrasco, Saúl; Griezmann, Fernando Torres
Out: Tiago (knee), Savić (calf)
Misses next match if booked: Óliver Torres
PSV Eindhoven: Zoet; Arias, Bruma, Moreno, Willems; Guardado, Pröpper, Van Ginkel; Narsingh, De Jong, Locadia
Out: Pereiro (suspended), Poulsen (calf)
Misses next match if booked: Bruma, Guardado
Atlético Madrid vs PSV Eindhoven, UEFA Champions League Round 16 2nd Leg
Date: Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Time: 7:45 PM GMT
Venue: Vicente Calderón
Live Stream: BT Sport