A tough task lies ahead for Atlético after a 2-0 first-leg defeat, but not an impossible one.
The side is built around organisation and rigor. Zagueiros Chicão and Roma-bound Leandro Castan provide a sturdy, often impenetrable base, ably supported by full backs Alessandro and Fabio Santos.
While much of the hype is justified, Neymar has a great deal to learn about playing against tough defences.
“We all hope he hits the ground running and adds to what we think is a good blend of youth and experience in our squad.”
This was the reaction to Javier “Chicharito” Hernández’s arrival at Old Trafford from Manchester United number two Mike Phelan. No doubt Chicharito had a late night last week watching his old [...]
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