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The defending champion is on the verge – and that already in the round of 16. Liverpool FC have a tough nut to crack in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 in Atletico Madrid, as the Rojiblancos won 1-0 in Wanda Metropolitano in the first leg – thus securing a good starting position for the duel at Anfield.
Also against the background of their record in England, because in the two major European competitions, i.e. the Champions League and Europa League, seven of their 13 guest appearances in England ended in a draw (record: two wins / seven draws / four losses) – i.e. with the Result that this time would be enough for progress.
Atletico has also not lost the last four games on the island (1/3/0) – another encouragement for the Spaniards before the guest appearance on Anfield.
A look at the Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid game on the odds for “Who will advance” even shows that Atletico is now the easy favorite for the quarter-finals – even if the quotes vary depending on the provider.
But there is also statistical encouragement for Liverpool FC: Jürgen Klopp, as coach of the LFC, has never lost a home game in a European competition (11/4/0) and won all of his knockout games with a return game in the European Cup.
The shape of Liverpool FC isn’t exactly the best before the crash duel with Atletico Madrid. Liverpool have lost three of the last five games, losing to three different competitions: first in the first leg in the Champions League at Atletico (0: 1), then the series of invincibility in the Premier League ended with a crashing 0: 3 in Watford before dropping out of the FA Cup with a 0-2 defeat at Chelsea FC a few days later.
Three bankruptcies, zero own goals – the Klopp team slipped into its first crisis of the season at the wrong time. This was averted at the weekend by a 2-1 work victory (after deficit) against Bournemouth – the victory was important for morale, but Liverpool did not act convincingly against the Cherries.
The success was nevertheless of historic proportions, as the Reds beat the legendary Liverpool coach Bill Shankly’s record in 1972 with the 22nd home win in the English championship in a row – a historic milestone for Jürgen Klopp.
“It’s nice, it’s something special,” said Klopp when asked about this achievement, but he didn’t want to linger too long, the German head coach immediately looked forward: “But the game showed that we have to fight hard, in order to be successful. We are not geniuses, but we can fight and we have to do that until the end of the season. ”
Klopp said that especially with regard to the difficult game on Wednesday evening. After all, before the important encounter with the uncomfortable Atletico, which will certainly be very defensive, some self-confidence could be fueled. The second best streak in the Premier League will have a tough task cracking La Liga’s second best defensive.
Atletico Madrid’s form could also be better: In the fight for the qualification for the Champions League in the Primera Division, Atletico only ranked fifth, at the weekend there was only a 2-2 at home in Wanda Metropolitano against a direct competitor, third-placed Sevilla.
Atletico continues to struggle with the win, as only eleven wins in 27 league games clearly show. Meanwhile, the Colchoneros are difficult to beat, as only four defeats show. Their specialty is clearly the draw, because no La Liga team has shared the points more often. The 2-2 win against Sevilla was the twelfth draw. Three of their last four games ended in a division of points.
Such a draw would be enough to advance against Liverpool, so it can also be assumed that Atletico will be extremely defensive. Lurking on counterattacks and standards and otherwise retreating deep into your own half and throwing rigorously into every ball and duel, that is known as the DNA of Atletico Madrid under coach Diego Simeone.
A move forward would certainly be a big surprise for Atletico, as the defending champion would then prematurely cut sail. “You are a big rival, the defending champion. It will be very difficult, ”captain Koke also knows about the difficult task at Anfield and added:“ We are really looking forward to the game, we are looking forward to the game and we want to counteract it as best we can.
Liverpool vs Atl. Madrid head to head matches
18.02.20 CL Atl. Madrid Liverpool 1 : 0
02.08.17 AUD Liverpool Atl. Madrid 1 : 2 (1 : 1)
29.04.10 EL Liverpool Atl. Madrid 2 : 1 (1 : 0)
22.04.10 EL Atl. Madrid Liverpool 1 : 0
08.08.09 CF Liverpool Atl. Madrid 1 : 2