Preview of Atlético de Madrid – Porto
The Athletic, leader of the Santander League tied on points with the Real Madrid and the Valencia, debuts in this edition of the Champions League against the Port. Both teams are framed within Group B together with Liverpool and to Milan. “The path is made by walking. We know the competition and we know the difficulties that there will be due to the great balance of the group where we are going to compete”, Said Simeone when questioned about it.
The Argentine coach will receive at the Wanda Metropolitano Sergio Conceição, with whom he coincided in Lazio. “We met very good years at Lazio as players. He is giving a game and a personality to the team in all the years he has been in charge and I do not expect anything else. Intensity, a lot of aggressiveness, a lot of pressure in rival change and a lot of speed in his game”, He added about the rival coach and about Porto’s style of play.
“I was sure that he would be a coach, but from Sergio the truth is that I did not expect it so much. He always had a very vertical football, very dynamic, with a hard head, and I like everything he transmits. He is a coach with energy, security and that He has been doing magnificent years at the helm of his team”, Simeone added about his counterpart.