The match had all the ingredients of an intense, entertaining and highly charged clash. And the truth is that it had it all. In the first half there was more precautionary from both sides. Atletico Madrid had really studied their opponent and as the minutes passed began to take control of the match.
Thibaut Courtois is making headlines for his special performances. The Atletico goalkeeper is the goalkeeper that has kept the most clean sheets in Europe. He is also only 17 minutes away from beating goalkeeper Abel Resino to the record of most minutes without conceding away from home.
Atletico Madrid completed the final training session before traveling to Corunna where they will play tomorrow at 22:00. Diego Costa rejoined the group after not training yesterday due to an injury to his knee.
After recovering from grade II sprain that he picked up in his left ankle during the match against Valencia in Week 29, Arda Turan has been given the all clear and will be available for the next league game against Deportivo La Coruna.
Diego Pablo Simeone held is regular press conference after training at the Sports City, ahead of Saturday's game at the Riazor. He spoke of the wonders of Azerbaijan and how his team will face the end of the season.