AS Roma – Atletico Madrid: 12th September 2017
Duel tight in the capital of Italy
Seasonal start for both the Romans and the Atletico. Gaining luck in the first leg in front of Atalanta (1-0), the captains showed their limits in front of the Inter, leaning themselves on the ground, 1-3. Atletico does not do that well. After the draw in the inaugural round, in front of the newly-promoted Girona (2-2), the Madridians once again and this weekend, on a journey, which is right, on the Valencia field, score 0-0. Although we can only see that the two teams will show the best football in the “Olimpico” dispute, as they are part of a infernal group with Chelsea London, the odds reveal a precise scenario: few goals and a a tight match that could end with a 0-0 score.
Defensive is a priority
As the third place in the UCL group does not please either of the two bands, the result will count a lot in the economy of the final hierarchy. With Chelsea London as their main favorite to qualify, the dispute for the second place remains logically to Rome and Atletico. Thus, even with the exception of offensive players such as Dzeko or Griezmann, the huge stake will surpass the interests of the football show. Under these circumstances, it is hard to believe that we will see both groups enlisting in the game, but rather reversing each other.