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.
|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!