Atletico Madrid Manager Diego Simeone Fires Luis Suarez Warning to Chelsea
- 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
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."
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.
Legit.ng 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.
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