Atletico Madrid Manager Diego Simeone Fires Luis Suarez Warning to Chelsea

Atletico Madrid Manager Diego Simeone Fires Luis Suarez Warning to Chelsea

Babajide Orevba
March 17, 2021 at 10:28 AM

- Luis Suarez could scupper Chelsea’s chances of reaching this season’s Champions League quarter-final

- Atletico will have to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit if they want to progress in the competition

- Since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are yet to lose any game

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Ahead of Wednesday night’s Champions League clash between heavyweights Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone has suggested that it could be the game for Luis Suarez.

Atletico were handed a 1-0 defeat in the first leg and now have a herculean task against the Blues if they hope to reach the quarter-final.

Thomas Tuchel has started life at Stamford Bridge on a blistering note and he is yet to lose any of his 12 matches for the club so far.

But Simeone believes Suarez could be the man to put a halt his unbeaten streak, despite that the Uruguayan is yet to grab a Champions League goal this season.

But Simeone is confident the Uruguayan will end his European drought on Wednesday, telling reporters via Mirror:

"I believe Suarez is very important for us. Probably tomorrow is the right day for Luis Suarez to end the (goalless) streak. Why not? Tomorrow could be a beautiful day.
"I believe today Chelsea don’t have a weakness. The only thing is they don’t know what can happen from a negative point of view."
Atletico Madrid Manager Diego Simeone Fires Luis Suarez Warning to Chelsea
Luis Suarez ready for showdown vs Chelsea. Photo: David S. Bustamante
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On the other hand, Spanish giants Real Madrid are through to the last eight of this season's Champions League following a 3-1 second leg win over Italian side Atalanta.

Goals by striker Karim Benzema, a spot-kick by Sergio Ramos and late goal by Marco Asensio were enough to see Los Blancos complement their 1-0 first leg win it 4-1 on aggregates. earlier reported that Manchester City also booked a place in this season's Champions League quarter-finals after seeing off Borussia Monchengladbach in the Round of 16.

City stunned Monchengladbach 4-0 on goal aggregates in the two-legged affair to book a place in the last eight of the European competition.

Babajide is a digital publishing expert, an avid sports content thinker, researcher and writer. He is a graduate of Guidance and Counselling, having bagged his B.SC (ED) from the Ekiti State University. He can be reached on Twitter @JideOrevba

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