MADRID, 1 Dec – R-Sport, Sergey Smyshlyaev. “Rostov” will play with Madrid “Atletico” in the framework of the 4th round of the group stage of the Champions League and will try to improve their position in the standings, taking revenge for the defeat in the first meeting with the Spanish club.
The meeting between Atletico Madrid and FC Rostov in the framework of the 4th round of group D held on 1 November in Madrid. Spanish club after three matches in the lead in the standings with nine points, Rostov are in fourth place (1 point).
Will the rotation?
Calendar of Rostov, to put it mildly, uneasy. And the same if CSKA Moscow do not get used to the graphics of the game in two days, then, as noted by the head coach of “yellow-blue” Ivan danielyants, the players of “Rostov” has no such experience. If they are not achieving high results, the team in the Champions League shows the game’s real sympathy from football fans. However, to preserve the freshness of the players, the coaching staff had to resort to serious rotation at the expense of results. As a result – a goalless draw with the “Ufa” and defeat from Perm “Amkara”.
“The lack of first team players in recent matches, there are a number of reasons, said danielyants at a press conference. — Busy calendar, which was not before, not many have this experience. Plus microtrauma was, the stress in the condition of the players, and for personal reasons some could not play. The same césar Navas, who last days spent in Madrid with his family and worked on the individual program. Our possibilities of rotation are restricted. We to the detriment of the result, were forced to keep our guys, so they were able to play properly and not get injured”.
Will it be possible for the Russians to extract dividends from these “victims” and to take revenge for the home defeat from real Madrid with a minimum score, will show only the match itself, but what to take away 3 points from Spain will be daunting – everyone understands.
Atlético are a very strong team in defense and in attack, said the Rostov club defender césar Navas. — Attacking group “Atletico” we are concerned, they can play well as through the flanks and center. The level of defense is one of the best in Europe, everything worries before the match. The team is very strong, the selection of players is excellent, you should try to give less to get close to the goal, not to score easy goals. We understand that we will have a few opportunities, they should be used to the maximum. You have to be very concentrated. Do everything normally, but use a higher speed to make decisions faster and focus as much as possible”.
The Loss Of Gameiro
Atlético are looking to meet is also not without problems, one of which was the loss of striker Kevin Gameiro. The striker suffered an injury in his left knee and did not participate in the team’s training on Monday, doing individually in the gym. Atlético, though, is the favorite in the upcoming match, the opponent took very seriously, knowing that the band can deliver many problems to the opponent.
“For us, every match is like the last. We will come to the game with big ambitions, can not relax, otherwise the problems will begin, — said the striker of real Madrid’s Fernando Torres. — If we think that it is a simple game, all will be lost. In the Champions League you have to fight for every point and in every match we need to give completely.”
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