#ChampionsLeague: Atletico started beating Liverpool on the roundabout! – Simeone

#ChampionsLeague: Atletico started beating Liverpool on the roundabout! - Simeone

Diego Simeone was in awe of the way the Atletico Madrid supporters welcomed the arrival of Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano on Tuesday and felt it proved key to their victory.

Supporters lined the streets outside the stadium, lit flares and chanted at great volume as the European and world champions’ bus arrived for the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie.

Atleti had won just once in seven matches in all competitions heading into the game but Simeone’s side upset the odds, scoring early through Saul Niguez and holding on for a 1-0 lead to take to Anfield.

Anticipating a similar mood on Merseyside, the Atleti boss expects a tricky encounter when Atletico Madrid head to Liverpool on March 11 for the second leg of their Champions League encounter.

“We’re going to play with a lot of humility, because they are accustomed to playing massive games in their stadium,” he said.

Atletico Madrid will face VillarrealEspanyol and Sevilla in La Liga in the run-up to that match at Anfield.

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