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PSV Eindhoven vs Atletico Madrid. UCL. Round of 16. Preview

24 February 2016, 20:45 GMT+1

Venue: Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Referee: Daniele Orsato, Italy

Atletico Madrid's Argentinian coach Diego Simeone controls a ball during a training session in Eindhoven on February 23, 2016 on the eve of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between PSV Eindhoven and Atletico Madrid. == NETHERLANDS OUT == / AFP / ANP / Jerry Lampen / Netherlands OUTJERRY LAMPEN/AFP/Getty Images

Although PSV is leading his domestic league and Atletico is 8 points behind the 1st team, the club from Madrid is considered as the obvious favorite of this clash. Maybe, the reason for this assumption is difference between league qualities. It is also possible that people take into account the head-to-head statistics consisting mainly of Atletico victories. In any case, experts think that both of the teams are of the “warrior” type and no one predicts an easy game for any of the parties.

PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands)

“PSV are very strong opponents, they’re dangerous in attack, they can hurt us. They can score from different situations – set pieces, individual actions, team play. We are looking forward to this fixture.”

~Diego Simeone

Coach: Phillip Cocu

Current Form: W_L_W_W_W

Position in Eredivisie (Netherlands): 1st

Injured: A. Guardado, M. Lestienne

Suspended: L. de Jong

Probable Lineup


Atletico Madrid (Spain)

“They always play the same way – they are winners and they play a compact game despite a busy fixture list. They are a nice example of everybody playing for each other and for the team. You have to be prepared and give your all every time.”

~ Phillip Cocu

Coach: Diego Simeone

Current Form: L_L_W_W_D

Position in Spanish La Liga: 2nd

Injured: Tiago, A. Fernandez, Th. Partey, Y. Carrasco

Suspended: none

Probable Lineup