UCL SEMI-FINAL: Atletico Madrid vs Bayern Munich [1st Leg] (27-04-2016)

Date: 24-04-2016 7:19 am (7 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Everyone wanted to see a Pep Derby and a Madrid Derby in the Champions League semifinal, but really, this is the next best thing. For the first time since their respective managers have arrived, Atlético Madrid and Bayern Munich will face off in the Champions League.

While the other tie between Manchester City and Real Madrid is going to feature more exciting, wide-open play, this tie should feature the higher level of soccer. If you're a tactics nerd, this is your nirvana. Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone might bust out things you've never seen before just to impress the other.

And even if they don't, the clash of styles between these teams and their regular tactics should be great to watch. There's usually very little to love about a team packing 11 men behind the box, but Atléti do it so well against the world's top attacking teams that you can't help but admire them. And not only will Bayern have to break it down, they'll have to be ready for the Rojiblancos' excellent counter-attack as well.

Key matchup: Thomas Müller vs. Gabi
It's the man who invented a role on Football Manager -- the space investigator -- vs. Atléti's key man in denying the spaces that Müller loves to investigate so much. Their positions won't line up exactly, but they'll be seeing tons of each other during this tie.

Key player: Koke
Whatever outside the box tactics Simeone wants to try, Koke is the man who makes them work. He's just as much of a defensive midfielder as a playmaker, and he can play any position in the center or on either wing. He's often given a role where he changes positions with or without the ball. Koke is crucial to everything Atléti does in all phases of play.

Pep's side looks like the best in the world right now, and there's no reason not to predict that they'll win every time they step onto the pitch. But they also haven't been their best in their two Champions League ties, and Atléti are definitely the toughest opponent they've faced yet. Expect Bayern to get through, but just barely.

Pep Guardiola will have to overcome Diego Simeone’s defensive masterclass if he is to reach May’s final and win the competition for the first time since arriving in Bavaria.

Head-to-head

Bayern Munich 1 Atletico Madrid 1
European Cup final, 15 May 1974

Bayern Munich 4 Atletico Madrid 0
European Cup final replay, 17 May 1974

The two sides have only played each other twice before - in the 1974 European Cup final.

Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck scored in the last minute of extra time to deny Atletico the trophy, forcing a replay two days later. That time, Bayern ran out comfortable 4-0 winners.


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Posted: at 24-04-2016 07:19 AM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 24-04-2016 10:09 AM (7 years ago)
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bayern all the way!!
Posted: at 24-04-2016 10:09 AM (7 years ago) | Grande Master
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- Slimchery at 24-04-2016 10:49 AM (7 years ago)
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Poster you are very sick where on earth did you get this date and information from,How is it be possible to change a date already been fix for 27-04-2016 to 24-04-2016 in football which is even today tha la liga german leaque ,italia leaque and premier leaque is going to play, so creasy and stupid post, quicly delete it before i come back
Posted: at 24-04-2016 10:49 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kison at 24-04-2016 11:51 AM (7 years ago)
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JUST ASK GOD FOR ONE MORE TRY...JUST be careful, be very very careful, CAREFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL...
Posted: at 24-04-2016 11:51 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- ovickson at 24-04-2016 12:29 PM (7 years ago)
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match will end in draw 1:1 there will be penalty, and a red card
Posted: at 24-04-2016 12:29 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Passion8Soul at 24-04-2016 01:38 PM (7 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 24-04-2016 01:38 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- morgrawl231 at 24-04-2016 02:29 PM (7 years ago)
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Na penalty go end dis game,,,,,
Posted: at 24-04-2016 02:29 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- dickieponga at 24-04-2016 04:12 PM (7 years ago)
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Atletico na d dark horse for dis game..
Posted: at 24-04-2016 04:12 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- dickieponga at 24-04-2016 04:16 PM (7 years ago)
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Quote from: Eros Okundaye on 24-04-2016 10:49 AM
Poster you are very sick where on earth did you get this date and information from,How is it be possible to change a date already been fix for 27-04-2016 to 24-04-2016 in football which is even today tha la liga german leaque ,italia leaque and premier leaque is going to play, so creasy and stupid post, quicly delete it before i come back
I don tell u say na error but i no why u dey vex, no be dis poster poke dat ur babe...
I no d poster wey do am but i have d rite to remain silent....
Posted: at 24-04-2016 04:16 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Eazyatumeyi at 24-04-2016 08:26 PM (7 years ago)
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Atletico 1 Bayern 2
Posted: at 24-04-2016 08:26 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- diezo at 25-04-2016 12:29 PM (7 years ago)
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WATCHING, WAITING AND COMMENT LOADING................. TILL AFTER 90MINS TOMORROW BEFORE I COMMENT BUT BEFORE THEN REMEMBER SAY PERSON NO WELL ANOTHER PERSON WEY WELL COME DEY TAKE TABLET FOR PERSON WEY NO WELL NA WHO NO COME WELL يراقب الله !!!
Posted: at 25-04-2016 12:29 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- finacle at 25-04-2016 01:29 PM (7 years ago)
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2-2
Posted: at 25-04-2016 01:29 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- Sparky12 at 25-04-2016 10:59 PM (7 years ago)
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kk... lyf goes on
Posted: at 25-04-2016 10:59 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mia4321 at 26-04-2016 03:07 PM (7 years ago)
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ATH 2..BAY 1
Posted: at 26-04-2016 03:07 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- CHRISETTE at 26-04-2016 07:52 PM (7 years ago)
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Atletico 1 beyarn 0
Posted: at 26-04-2016 07:52 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- SwtBabes at 27-04-2016 08:34 AM (7 years ago)
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Bay 2 Ath 1.....
Posted: at 27-04-2016 08:34 AM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- giftmurphy at 27-04-2016 09:05 AM (7 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 27-04-2016 09:05 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- mikebuddy at 27-04-2016 10:34 AM (7 years ago)
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ATM 3 - 1 BAYERN

 
Posted: at 27-04-2016 10:34 AM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- Passion8Soul at 27-04-2016 11:37 AM (7 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 27-04-2016 11:37 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- iamMacnoni at 27-04-2016 12:45 PM (7 years ago)
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Atl Mad.1    Bay Mun1...... #hot boi  *wink*
Posted: at 27-04-2016 12:45 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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