Qarabag welcomes Atletico Madrid
Qarabag welcomes Atletico Madrid in a game from Group C of the UEFA Champions League group stages.Champions of Azerbaijan and debutants in the competition, Qarabag are the typical underdog in this group. Just as everyone expected. In the first two matches, they suffered two defeats and their goal difference so far is 1-8. In the company of Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, and Roma, it would be a great achievement for Qarabag to win even one point in this group.In their latest game, Qarabag suffered a 1-2 defeat against Roma at home. It was a good performance by them, but the overall class of Roma was enough for the Italian team to snatch the win. Now they will have another tough test against Atletico Madrid – a team who reached the Champions League final twice in the last few years.Atletico Madrid didn’t start their participation in this group in the best way possible. They have won just one point in their first two games – against Roma at the Olimpico. In their second game, Diego Simeone’s boys suffered a home defeat against Chelsea.Atletico is in a hurry to start winning more points in this group. If they don’t win 6 points in the coming two games against Qarabag, they could be in a serious trouble here. And they know it very well.That’s why we expect to see a motivated and very hungry Atletico team in Baku this evening. Diego Simeone and his team understand the situation they are in right now, so we expect to see them fighting for the win.As for Qarabag, even if they lose, for them it’d be a success to repeat their performance against Roma from two weeks ago. They need to show the world that they are not just guests in this competition, but a team that fights hard.