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Atletico finished the group with a home win over Roma and a draw at Chelsea, but it wasn’t enough to overturn the poor start.
Atletico opened this year’s competition with a 2-1 win at Monaco, and now it’s back at home, and playing against a team thought to be the weakest in Group A. Belgium champion Brugge is back in the group stage of the Champions League after a one-year absence.
It opened with a 1-0 home loss to Borussia Dortmund.
“We will be facing a tough opponent,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone said on Tuesday. “If you saw them against Borussia, you saw that they played a great game.”
Club Brugge coach Ivan Leko said his team comes to Madrid motivated to be playing against one of the top clubs in Europe.
“Atletico is the favorite in this game and also to win the group,” Leko said. “We are the Cinderella team, but we’ve shown that we can play at this level. With some luck and a bad day for Atletico, maybe we can pull a small miracle.”
Last season’s debacle came following Atletico’s bittersweet move from its longtime fortress — the Vicente Calderon Stadium — to the modern Wanda Metropolitano, which is bigger but hasn’t provided the same raucous atmosphere.
Many fans had feared the team would lose some of its home-field advantage, and the concerns persist a year later.
“I’m sorry if what I’m going to say offends anyone, but I prefer the Vicente Calderon,” Atletico midfielder Saul Niguez told Cadena SER radio last week.
“Maybe because of how they built the new stadium, which is bigger and more open, you don’t hear the fans as much on the field.
When I talk to players from other teams they say the same thing. It’s different from what it was at the Calderon.”