Atletico Madrid and FC Copenhagen meet at La Peineta Stadium, in a return match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (16th Finals), after the victory outside Atletico Madrid by (1-4) in the first leg. In this match the home advantage may be decisive, as FC Copenhagen presents considerable differences in their results at home and as visitors.
After the victory was by (1-4), the home team comes to this second leg with a 3-goal advantage. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches he has 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home win against Athletic Club by (2-0). In the last 10 home matches Atlético Madrid has won 8, tied 1 and lost 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 10 matches. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 12 of its last 15 games, of these 12 came to rest in advantage in 6 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10. There are 2 periods in highlight in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: he scored 14 of his 33 goals between the minutes (61’-75 ‘); He suffered 5 of his 11 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
After having achieved an excellent result away from home in the first leg, the Atlético de Madrid team can lose up to two goals difference and advance phase, but the local team thinks only of victory, as it will act against a team technically inferior to yours. In the first game between the two teams, Atlético de Madrid managed to present good football and thrashed their opponent by 4×1, which will give him more peace of mind for this second leg. The coach of the local team should take the field to a fairly competitive team.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a dismay of 3 goals and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 35 goals scored and 15 suffered. In the last match they played, for the Superliga, they lost with Midtjylland out by (3-1). In the last 10 away matches FC Copenhagen has a record of 1 win, 3 draws and 6 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition.
The situation in Copenhagen was complicated after the result of the first leg, as he ended up being defeated in front of his fans and now he will need a miracle to be able to continue forward in the competition. Acting away from their fans and against a team technically far superior to theirs, the visiting team will need to give the maximum in the field to at least make a good game and not be thrashed again. The technician must not have important absences for this duel, so he will take to the field what he has of the best at his disposal.
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