UCL 15-16: Atletico Madrid Vs Barcelona 2-0 Match Highlights Video Download: Atlético Madrid took the lead at the Camp Nou but two Luis Suárez goals have given Barcelona the edge as they travel to the second leg at the Vicente Calderón. Atlético are looking to repeat their 2014 Uefa Champions League quarterfinal win against FC Barcelona when the teams meet for the second leg at the Vicente Calderón. Diego Simeone’s side must come from behind, however, having gone down 2-1 at the Camp Nou despite taking the lead through Fernando Torres. Torres was sent off before halftime and two Luis Suárez goals gave holders Barcelona their seventh successive win against Atlético.
UCL 15-16: Atletico Madrid Vs Barcelona 2-0 Match Highlights Video Download
The curse of the Champions League… no, not the latest Pirates of the Caribbean sequel but one of the most famous trends in world football. Since the European Cup was revamped in early 1990s, no team has made a successful defence of their continental crown, and Barcelona can now be added to the list after their quarter-final defeat to Atletico Madrid on Wednesday. Some have dared to get close to lifting the famous trophy in successive years – Ajax were a penalty shootout away in 1996 and three other sides have reached the final before being beaten – but the fact remains that of 23 defending champions, none have emerged triumphant two years in a row
This is the third season running that Atlético have reached the Uefa Champions League quarterfinals – and they have faced Spanish opposition on each occasion. Having got the better of Barcelona in 2014, Atlético lost out to neighbours Real Madrid CF in the last eight 12 months ago, Madrid’s Javier Hernández scoring the only goal of the tie with two minutes left of the second leg at the Santiago Bernábeu. Madrid had also got the better of Atlético in the 2014 final, running out 4-1 winners after extra time in Lisbon. Atlético have hosted Barcelona 109 times before in all competitions with a record of 50 home wins, 36 Barcelona victories and 23 draws.