Atletico Madrid head into their Champions League conflict with Chelsea amid a poor run of outcomes.
Diego Simeone’s aspect have led LaLiga for a lot of weeks as Actual Madrid and Barcelona faltered however have seen their lead minimize to only six factors.
Atletico suffered their first house league defeat since December 2019 as they have been overwhelmed 2-Zero by Levante on Saturday.
Jose Luis Morales scored within the first half earlier than Jorge de Frutos netted a second late on after goalkeeper Jan Oblak got here up for a nook.
It was the second time Atletico had didn’t beat Levante within the area of simply three days having drawn to them on Wednesday.
Simeone’s aspect additionally dropped factors in opposition to Celta Vigo initially of the month as their kind has stuttered.
It would little doubt be a lift for Chelsea heading into the sport with the Blues unbeaten within the first six video games of Thomas Tuchel’s reign on the membership.
They preserved their unbeaten report as they drew 1-1 with Southampton on Saturday.
The Champions League sport with Atletico on Tuesday can be performed on the Enviornment Naţională in Bucharest, Romania.
Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech mentioned his previous aspect will should be cautious of the risk from the Spanish membership.
“Atlético are at all times troublesome opponents; on this season’s Liga they’ve been performing rather well and persistently,” Cech mentioned.
“They’ve a coach who performs his personal means, the gamers purchase into it they usually work exhausting as a staff.”