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Match Day Moments - Atletico Madrid (a)

Match Day Moments - Atletico Madrid (a)

Savour the moment, it`s the first leg of our Champions League semi-final against the side that leads the Spanish League.

A Champions League Final, in Lisbon, is but 180 minutes away and a chance to experience those emotions shown in Munich, in 2012, all over again.

But this tie isn`t going to be easy, far from it. Atletico are, some would say, the team to avoid in this competition having knocked out Barcelona in the previous round. Diego Simeone has put together a side that is capable of beating anyone on the day and the fact that they`re the only team in the competition not to have lost yet says something about them.

Chelsea go into this tie without the injured Samuel Eto`o, they`ll also be without the suspended Branislav Ivanovic and Petr Cech is likely to be thrown into the cauldron having recovered from a virus that kept him out on Saturday, whilst all Chelsea supporters will be hoping that Eden Hazard has shaken off the calf injury that has see him side-lined since limping off against Paris St Germain in the quarter-final.

What starting eleven Jose Mourinho will opt for remains to be seen, but why not join us early this evening for our regular 'Match Day Moments` feature whereby the canvas is there for you to express your views on the starting eleven, the possible formation and the action as it happens.

Tonight has all the potential to become one of those nights!

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Writer:Merlin
Date:Tuesday April 22 2014
Time: 12:02PM

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If We get a scoring draw, We will be going to Lisbon...
Blu_run
22/04/2014 12:53:00
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I guess, Jose may opt for Ba and will be a great surprise for AM...
Blu_run
22/04/2014 12:56:00
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Really gutted that I always have to miss the 1st half of midweek games due to work...will be keeping a close eye on this thread as always though! COYB!!!
Slippy G-19
22/04/2014 13:13:00
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We have to defend, press and attack as one and not stopping running and working from the first second till the last because Atletico will be doing the same. Let's give everything ! #Believe #upthechels #COYB #KTBFFH #carefree
syed230183_chelseafc
22/04/2014 14:11:00
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Am hoping for a 1-1 drew, then bring them back to Stamford and finish the work. Chelsea will definitely go through
Smartoo
22/04/2014 17:00:00
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Would be great for Mou to win it in his own country !
Blue_Mel
22/04/2014 17:17:00
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Dont have a great feeling for this.. bt the final score is going to surprise us all either way i feel.. !! Go Blues !!
slash_blue
22/04/2014 18:06:00
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Off topic but i have to say it, now that moyes has been sacked, i expect our little London neighbours spurs to sign him, you all will agree with me they do love sacked coaches ..back to our game i just hope our players give a performance we can be proud of.. Goodluck to us
bismark
22/04/2014 18:09:00
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Press Atletico. They pass the ball around the chasing players. One pass between the fullback and centre back, goal for Atletico Madrid.
foreign_viewer
22/04/2014 18:13:00
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Let Atletico do the running.
foreign_viewer
22/04/2014 18:19:00
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Early rumors suggest Mikel starting in CM with Luiz and Lamps with Rami and Willian on the flanks in a 4-3-3/4-5-1 sort of system. Blimey!!!!
syed230183_chelseafc
22/04/2014 18:26:00
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Rami on the wing is well......... what can you say really!!! Plus Mikel and even Cole will be playing after a long while. Not fully confirmed yet though.
syed230183_chelseafc
22/04/2014 18:31:00
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I'd hate that line up syed.. Hoping that's not the one we go with tonight..
Carloss86
22/04/2014 18:36:00
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All our strikers are wonderful wonderlik. Could be a pivot of Mikel & Luiz with lamps running forward that's seems exciting folks.
shaka09
22/04/2014 18:38:00
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Cole, Mikel, make the starting XI,, No Hazrad even on the bench
KLblue
22/04/2014 18:42:00
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Its going to be one of those champions league night tonight. This altlectico team scares me. They re not individually star players but as a team, i say they re a great team built on the spine of courtois, gabi, koke and cousta. But i am banking on the power of blue... That our players would make us proud!
Chelz Akamz
22/04/2014 18:42:00
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my lineup would be: Cech;azpli-terry-cahil-asley;luiz-lamps-rami;shurle-wilian;BA
pego sama
22/04/2014 18:44:00
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TEAM NEWS!!! Chelsea XI vs Atletico: Cech, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Luiz, Lampard, Ramires, Willian, Torres. (UEFA)
pego sama
22/04/2014 18:45:00
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the disturbing rumurs of mikel starting are right after all!!!
pego sama
22/04/2014 18:46:00
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: Chelsea bench: Schwarzer, Ake, Kalas, Oscar, Van Ginkel, Schurrle, Ba. (UEFA)
pego sama
22/04/2014 18:48:00
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