Cholo Simeone’s team opens its participation in the Champions League in the capital of Italy.
Atlético de Madrid are looking to bounce back from the defeat to Valencia at the Mestalla, and a good chance to achieve this is by doing a good job in Rome, where they play Lazio tonight for the first day of the 2023/24 Champions League. In this article, Goal discusses the best plays, the goals, the videos, the best images and the summary of everything that happens in the Italian capital.
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This will be the first meeting in the UEFA Champions League between Lazio and Atlético de Madrid. His last match in a competition was in the 16you of the 2011/2012 UEFA Europa League, with the Spanish team winning 1-3 in Rome and 1-0 at home.
Atlético de Madrid have lost three of their last five Champions League matches against Italian teams (W1 D1), after going unbeaten in their first seven matches of this type (W5 D2). However, Lazio have won just one of their six meetings with Spanish opponents in the competition (D2 L3).
After being eliminated from the group stage in three consecutive editions of the UEFA Champions League (2001-02, 2003-04 and 2007-08), Lazio remained undefeated in their last participation at this stage in 2020-21 (2V 4E).
Lazio have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 19 Champions League games since their 2-0 win against Besiktas in September 2003. It is the longest streak by an Italian team in the competition, equaling its perennial rival Roma. (19 between 2010 and 2015).
Atlético de Madrid were eliminated in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League last season, but never progressed from this round in consecutive seasons.
Minute by minute Lazio vs. Atlético de Madrid, from the Champions League 2023-2024
Lazio, with line-up confirmed
Atleti is eleven
The live summary of Lazio vs. Atlético de Madrid, from the Champions League 2023-2024: videos, plays, goals and statistics
Provedel; Marusic, Patric, Romagnoli, Pellegrini; Kamada, Vecino, Luis Alberto; Felipe Anderson, Immobile, Zaccagni
Atletico de Madrid line-up
Oblak; Molina, Savic, Witsel, Mario Hermoso, Lino; Llorente, Barrios, Saúl; Morata, Griezmann
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