SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: ATLETICO DE MADRID-CHELSEA FC | POSSIBLE TEAM LINE-UPS

ATLETICO DE MADRID-CHELSEA FC | POSSIBLE TEAM LINE-UPS

The City of Madrid becomes the centre of European Football these days as the two local big Spanish Football Clubs not only participate in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals but respectively act as hosts for the 1ยบ leg away games. Atletico de Madrid plays English Premier League Club Chelsea FC tonight, while Real Madrid CF plays German Club Bayern Munich tomorrow. 

Huge games for both, & for Atletico de Madrid which is 120 minutes away from possibly getting themselves into the final. Not since 1974 has that happenned when they touched glory winning 1 - 0 in the European Cup Final but Bayern Munich equalized in the final moment. The reply match final was a Bayern whitewash.  

UEFA Champions League 2014
courtesy of "sport.es"

As habitual, Spanish Sports daily "Sport.es" gives its readers an interesting infograph with their speculated starting XI line-up for both sides. This time around I think that our friends at "Sport" may have over speculated as I have the feeling that both teams have last minute surprises. I get the impression that tonights semi-final will be very tactical in nature & set-up.

Looking at the possible Atletico de Madrid starting XI line-up, the "Sport.es" press puts in Mario & David Villa from the start, while I have doubts & see more Thiago & possibly Raul Garcia. In the Chelsea FC camp I don´t see Fernando Torres in the starting line-up & feel that tonight could be the type of game to extra motivate the ex-Atletico de Madrid idol & Coach Mourinho may bet on this & give him a start.

Either way, as mentioned everything is speculation at this point in reference to the starting XI line-ups from both sides.

As a Atletico de Madrid supporter I must say, Aupa Atleti!


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