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MON 21.04.2014 | PREVIEWS

The rojiblancos conspire to beat Chelsea

Atlético host Mourinho and Fernando Torres' English side in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League clash.

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MON 21.04.2014

The Vicente Calderón will witness a European Cup semi-final 40 years after it last had the privilege. Club Atlético de Madrid will be looking to make history and take a step further in one of the best seasons in the memories of the rojiblancos fans. But Chelsea FC will stand in their way, one of the most feared teams on the continent. 

The side from the capital will approach the match with desire and great character, two of the driving forces behind their successful season that, together with the all-important tactics, will be key against the English side. "It will be a very close match in which tactics will play a very significant role", stated midfielder Raúl García.

José Mourinho's Chelsea, last year's UEFA Europa League champions, are hungry for more titles. Although it will be without striker Samuel Eto'o and defender Branislav Ivanović, who is serving a ban, the side from London will be bringing a fearsome squad to the capital, including forward Fernando Torres, who returns to what was his home seven years ago.

 

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