Sport news – A fierce party presented in the opening phase of the Champions League group early this morning. In Group C, two teams of dark horses AS Roma and Atletico Madrid will face each other at the Olimpico Stadium on Wednesday (13/9) early morning.
This party can be said to be a party that has long been awaited by AS Roma. Last season they failed to play in the Champions League for losing in the playoffs from FC Porto. Therefore the Wolves of the Capital is determined to look slick in the competition between these elite European clubs.
In their comeback game, they are immediately confronted with the Spanish giants, Atletico Madrid. Diego Simeone’s team is known as one of the strong Champions League team, where during the last two years they always penetrate at least half of UCL semifinals, so they are not opponents that can be underestimated.
This meeting is not the first time the two teams meet. Both teams have met in the UEFA Cup (Now Europa League) in 1999 ago, in which Atletico Madrid won two games against the Giallorossi. Therefore this moment should be used AS Roma to prove that they are different from the team that defeated Atletico 18 years ago.
In this match AS Roma has a considerable advantage. The reason their match in Serie A last weekend was canceled due to bad weather. As a result they are more fresh condition than Atletico Madrid, so they can lower their best strength in this fight.
Acting as host, Coach Eusebio Di Francesco is rumored to have no significant injury problems in his squad. Only Emerson and Patrick Schick have to miss this game due to injury.
In Francesco himself is predicted to play a 4-3-3 scheme in which trisuka Diego Perotti, Edin Dzeko and Gregoire Defrel will be assigned to be AS Roma bomber in this fight. In midfield, Kevin Strootman, Daniele De Rossi and Radja Nainggolan will be in charge of managing the flow of AS Roma boal, while Alisson Becker is believed to guard the Giallorossi goal in this match.
In the visitors camp, coach Diego Simeone is rumored to have no injury problems in his team. He is said to be able to bring their best players to the Italian capital.
Simeone is expected to drop the 4-4-2 scheme in which Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres will be El Cholo’s mainstay in attack, while Yannick Fereira Carrasco and Koke will help attack the wing sector. In defense, duo Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez will be tasked with escorting Jan Oblak as their last doorstop.
Estimated Player Composition
AS Roma (4-3-3): Alisson; Kolarov, Fazio, Manolas, Florenzi; Strootman, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Perotti, Dzeko, Defrel
Atletico Madrid (4-4-2): Oblak; Luis, Godin, Gimenez, Juanfran; Carrasco, Niguez, Gabi, Koke; Griezmann, Torres
Second Team Statistics
Head to Head
16/03/99 AS Roma 1 – 2 Atletico Madrid (UEFA Cup)
02/03/99 Atletico Madrid 2 – 1 AS Roma (UEFA Cup)
Last Five Matches of AS Roma (K-K-M-K-M)
11/08/17 Sevilla 2 – 1 AS Roma (Trials)
14/08/17 Celta Vigo 4 – 1 AS Roma (Trials)
20/08/17 Atalanta 0 – 1 AS Roma (Serie A)
27/08/17 AS Roma 1 – 3 Inter Milan (Serie A)
02/09/17 AS Roma 4 – 1 Chapecoense (Trial)
Last Five Matches of Atletico Madrid (S-M-S-M-S)
12/08/17 Getafe 0 – 0 Atlético Madrid (Trial)
12/08/17 Leganés 0 – 1 Atlético Madrid (Trials)
20/08/17 Girona 2 – 2 Atlético Madrid (La Liga)
27/08/17 Las Palmas 1 – 5 Atlético Madrid (La Liga)
09/09/17 Valencia 0 – 0 Atlético Madrid (La Liga)
The first match of Group C is predicted to be fierce. Both teams are included in the category of strong European team so the course of the match at the Olimpico Stadium will take place with high intensity.
In general the performance of both teams lately both showed a less stable performance in their respective domestic leagues. But if you look at the track record of both teams in the Champions League, then Atletico Madrid is believed to be able to defeat AS Roma despite the Giallorossi stronghold act as host in this fight.
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