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Where: Vicente Calderon Stadium, Madrid.
When: Tuesday March 11, 19:45 GMT
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Serie A giants AC Milan travel to the Spanish capital on Tuesday night hoping to overturn a one-goal deficit against Atletico Madrid.
Diego Costa’s goal at San Siro separates the two sides heading into the second leg encounter, but the Rossoneri have arrived confident in their ability to turn the tie around which in turn means it promises to be an intriguing night in Madrid.
Clarence Seedorf’s side fell to defeat at Udinese on Saturday, but such has been the level of their recent performances against the top sides, they will feel that they are more than capable of causing the hosts problems after resting several key players at the Friuli.
Meanwhile, Diego Simeone appears to have his team back on track domestically and will hope to welcome back a few players to full fitness in time for this vital clash.
The Argentinian tactician was delighted to return home with an away goal, but has insisted this week that his team must control the game as Milan remain a dangerous outfit despite their struggles in Serie A this season.
The Italians continue to raise their performances in Europe, and with their backs against the wall they could prove to be a tricky proposition to overcome from Atleti, who are now undoubtedly the favourites to advance to the next stage.
Nevertheless, with the newspapers in Italy insisting that Mario Balotelli could be the man to save Milan on Tuesday night, the visitors do have attacking threats capable of grabbing that all important first goal as they look to avoid chasing the game which leaves them vulnerable on the counter-attack.
Seedorf spoke in his pre-game press conference about “honouring the shirt and club” with the display at the Calderon, but the tempo of the game will be key as to who prevails in this encounter as both teams are without question still in with a chance of progressing.