Atlético grows in front of its audience on the big nights

first_imgMadrid visitOne year later Juventus I would visit Vicente Calderón in group stage, where Atlético won 1-0 with a goal from Arda Turan which was the capital to finish in the first group place. That leadership would lead the rojiblanco team to be measured in the round of 16 at Bayer Leverkusen. Atlético fell in Germany with a goal from Calhanoglu, so much that Mario Suarez matched the feather mattress. The tie had to go to the penalties, where the rojiblancos were imposed before their fans 3-2. Real Madrid would arrive in the quarterfinals in a first leg where whites could not beat a great Oblak for the final 0-0. On the return a goal from Chicharito would give the pass to the whites semifinals. Barcelona and BayernFor the 2015-16 season Atlético would solve the knockout stages at Vicente Calderón resorting again to penalties after 210 minutes against PSV without goals. In that round the rojiblanco team won by 8-7. In these rooms, Barcelona appeared on this occasion with a 2-1 in the first leg and with Torres ejected, but Atlético would flip the scoreboard with a double from Griezmann on another historic night of Vicente Calderón. In the semifinals it would be the almighty Bayern de Guardiola who would try to tear down the fortress of Atlético. But the mattress resistance was joined by a touch of magic by Saul, who left the victory 1-0 in a Maradonian play by leaving every rival that came to his step. Bayern, Leicester, Real MadridThe barbarian team would suffer the athletic power as a local a season later, although this time in group stage. Yannick Carrasco was in charge of giving the tip to Bayern with a left foot that slipped into Neuer’s goal after hitting the stick. A triumph that would serve Atlético to advance again to eighths as the first group. There they would meet the Leverkusen again, although the pass was fully routed after 2-4 of the first leg. The second leg (0-0) will be remembered for the spectacular triple stop of Oblak. In the quarter, Atlético defeated Leicester, the recent Premier champion, 1-0 at Vicente Calderón to travel to England with an advantage that would make it valid with 1-1. In the semifinals the Bernabéu 3-0 was a huge slab, although Atlético came to stand with a 2-0 that reopened the hopes of comeback for the mattress parish. The match ended in heavy rain with absolute communion between the fans and the players. A power at home who will live a litmus test with the visit of Liverpool, a club that failed to win at Vicente Calderón or in Champions or in Europa League during the first decade of the 21st century despite always leaving as a favorite. Atlético welcomes its fans for try to achieve a magical and unforgettable night and begin to fill the Wanda Metropolitano with memories, a stadium that is still in its infancy. However, with Atlético playing before his fans there are no impossible. Since Cholo arrived at the club in December 2011, Atlético has never dropped at home in a Champions League knockout round and also counting the group stage only Benfica in 2015 and Chelsea in 2017, the first Wanda Metropolitano match in the competition, have been able to add a win in feud mattress. Barcelona, ​​Juventus, Bayern and Real Madrid have twice visited the home of Atlético in the Champions League without any having emerged victorious, although in the case of the white team the defeat by 2-1 of 2017 served him to advance round after 3-0 of the first leg.Juventus and DortmundAtletico knows that much of their options in the tie go through to get a good result playing in the Wanda Metropolitano to jump to Anfield with advantage. A plan that went perfectly last season against Juventus, where Godín and Giménez gave a spectacular 2-0 win against the Italians, but later truncated with the 3-0 lap in Turin. That same year he had succumbed the Dortmund 2-0 on his first visit to the Wanda Metropolitano. From the first home game in the Champions League with Simeone on the bench, with victory against Zenit 3-1, the mattress fortress first in Vicente Calderón and later in Wanda Metropolitano He has made Atleti one of the most fearsome teams in the world at home.Milan, Barcelona and ChelseaIn the 2013-14 season Milan suffered in mattresses the power mattress in a year where it ended up reaching the final. If Atlético had already won 0-1 in the first leg with a goal from Diego Costa, on the lap he hit the table hitting the rossonero set 4-1 with a double from Costa and the goals of Arda Turan and Raúl García. In the rooms the mission was more complicated, with a 1-1 of the first leg against Barça and without Diego Costa due to injury. But Atlético went out to eat the Blaugranas and Koke gave an unforgettable victory for the red and white parish, which filled the Calderón and vibrated with a spectacular atmosphere. In the semifinals he arrived Mourinho’s Chelsea, who formed an eleven ultradefensive in search of a goalless draw That ended up getting. But the Portuguese coach did not expect 1-3 of the lap, despite the goal of Torres for the blues, with the great novelty of Adrián in the eleven getting the goal of the tie. Diego Costa and Arda would close the athletic pass to the final. Atlético has before it the most brave bull of current football. A Liverpool that is heading for the Premier League title with more than 20 points ahead about Manchester City, ranked second, and that is the current world champion and current winner of the Champions League. While the rojiblanco team goes through the worst sporting moment since the arrival of Simeone, facing an opponent of such magnitude makes the missive of eliminating the reds in eighths of the maximum European competition seems mission impossible.last_img