Published: Thu, May 11, 2017
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Atletico eye 2015 repeat to stage "impossible" turnaround

Atletico eye 2015 repeat to stage

Atletico coach Diego Simeone went as far as to say that coming back from 3-0 down to holders Real Madrid in their derby at home would be "impossible" for other teams - but not his.

"I've told the players it is very hard, that we are facing the best team in the world, who score goals in every game, but that it is possible", the Argentine said after Atletico guaranteed a top-four finish in La Liga with a 1-0 win over Eibar on Saturday.

Atletico is trying to avoid losing to Madrid for the fourth straight season in the Champions League.

James Rodriguez and Alvaro Morata help themselves to a couple of goals apiece as Real Madrid cruise to a 4-0 win over Granada.

As for the visitors, fierce rivals Real Madrid have won their last four games in all competitions, boasting two wins and a draw in their three meetings with Atleti in all competitions too.

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Most Atletico fans would settle just for finally beating Real on a famous last European night at the Calderon, even if it doesn't stop their bitterest rivals from making the final once more.

Kylian Mbappe, 18 and one of the hottest properties in European football, has scored 18 goals in his last 20 competitive games, while Monaco also have other unsafe players including resurgent Colombian forward Radamel Falcao.

"We can't go insane", added Saul. We're going to try to score, we're going to try to play well and score, like always.

The game is sold out but you can keep up to date with Atletico's ticket website here.

And Ramos insisted he is relishing a challenging end to the campaign rather than wilting under the pressure. "I feel great and I'm not feeling any vertigo", he said.

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"We're not looking at what Barcelona do, we're looking at what we do".

"I would settle to be in this position every year".

"An injustice or a failure is not giving your all, and we are giving everything we have".

FC Barcelona and Real Madrid maintained their particular head to head on Saturday in the Spanish Liga Santander as both sides claimed wins which left them neck and neck in the title race.

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Otherwise, Simeone is also expected to name the same side that started the first leg.

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