Zeer terecht. Maar goed Atleti kan zich nooit meten met een club waar spelers van 80 miljoen Euro op de bank zitten of ze in afwezigheid van Bale iemand als Isco achter de hand hebben of een Morata op de bank. Atleti kan niet beter dan dit. Respect voor Simeone en deze club die al 2 keer de finale van de CL hebben gespeeld en al 4 jaar tot de laatste dag meedoen om de plek 2 in La Liga.
Preview UEFA Champions League - Semifinals second leg (9-10 May)
Juventus - AS Monaco (9 May 2017)
The first leg last Wednesday 3 May was won 2-0 by Juventus in Monaco, putting the Turin side in a commanding position to reach this season's Champions League final. Gonzalo Higuaín scored both goals for the visitors (29', 59').
Based on historic results in Europe, Juventus' chance to progress from this tie is now 98%.
Juve eliminated Monaco in two previous knockout ties in Europe. They finished as runners-up to Spanish opponents in both the 1997/98 and 2014/15 Champions League seasons.
In April 1998, Juve won their first ever meeting with Monaco 4-1 at home thanks to a Alessandro Del Piero hat-trick (including two penalties) and a Zinédine Zidane goal. Costinha scored for Monaco in this encounter in the CL semifinals.
In the return leg, Monaco won 3-2 at home. Philippe Léonard, Thierry Henry and Robert Spehar scored for the home team and Nicola Amoruso and Del Piero for Juve. Henry would move to Juve in the same year, never blossomed at the Delle Alpi and transferred to Arsenal, where his career truly took off.
In 2015, Juve won 1-0 at home thanks to a Arturo Vidal penalty. They drew 0-0 away.
This is a meeting between the teams with the youngest (Kylian Mbappé (18) for Monaco) and oldest (Dani Alves (33) for Juventus) goalscorer in this CL campaign.
Christian Vieri, David Trezeguet, Lilian Thuram, Patrice Evra and Thierry Henry are among the players to have played for both teams.
Juventus are hoping to reach the CL final for the sixth time, after 1995/96, 1996/97, 1997/98, 2002/03 and 2014/15. Only in their first final they won the trophy.
Juventus can win the CC/CL for the third time, after 1984/85 (1-0 v Liverpool) and 1995/96 (1-1, 4-2p v Ajax). Italian sides AC Milan (7) and Internazionale (3) have won it more often.
Juventus have lost a record six CC/CL finals, including their last against FC Barcelona in 2014/15.
Juventus is the only team left in contention for the single season treble consisting of domestic league, domestic cup and Champions Cup/Champions League. This has been achieved on eight separate occasions, by seven different teams (FC Barcelona have done it twice) and once performed by a team from Italy (Internazionale in 2009/10).
Juventus can remain unbeaten in their first 12 CL matches of a season for the first time. In 1996/97 they stayed unbeaten in their first 10 and reached the final.
Juve could lose for the 100th time in all European competitions (W246-D100-L99).
Juve have kept nine clean sheets this CL season, a club record for a single campaign of the competition. No other team in the CL this season has kept more than six clean sheets.
The single season record for most clean sheets is 10, set by Arsenal in 2005/06 and matched by Real Madrid last season. Both teams reached the final that season.
The only goals Juve have conceded this CL campaign were scored by Olympique Lyonnais's Corentin Tolisso (2 November, 1-1 at home) and Sevilla's Nicolas Pareja (22 November, 3-1 away win).
Juve can keep a clean sheet in seven successive CL matches. Only Arsenal (10, 2005-2006) and AC Milan (7, 2004-2005) have denied a goal in at least as many consecutive matches in the competition.
Gianluigi Buffon is hoping to reach his third CL final with Juventus, after losing the finals in 2002/03 and 2014/15.
Buffon has already won the UEFA Cup, Serie A, Coppa Italia and Supercoppa with either Parma or Juventus and the World Cup with Italy.
Argentineans Gonzalo Higuaín (5) and Paulo Dybala (4 goals) have scored most goals for Juve this CL campaign.
The last team to repair a two-goal deficit in a European knockout tie were AS Monaco themselves in the Last 16 of the CL this season. They first lost 5-3 at Manchester City, then won 3-1 at home and advanced on the away goals rule.
No French team has ever lost the first leg of a European knockout tie 2-0 at home and then recovered to progress to the next round.
AS Monaco could reach the CL final for the second time, after 2003/04, when they lost to José Mourinho's FC Porto.
Their only other European final came in the 1991/92 Cup Winners' Cup. Arsène Wenger's Monaco lost 2-0 to Werder Bremen in that final.
The only French team to win the Champions Cup/Champions League is Olympique Marseille, in the inaugural CL season in 1992/93.
AS Monaco were in Pot 4 at the group phase draw. Only three teams reached the CL semifinals after being drawn from Pot 4: Dynamo Kyiv in 1998/99, AS Monaco themselves in 2003/04 and Borussia Dortmund in 2012/13. The latter two reached the final.
Only Raúl (6) scored more CL goals before his 19th birthday than Kylian Mbappé (5).
Mbappé will be 18 years and 140 days old on the day of the match and can become the youngest player to score in the CL semifinals. This record currently belongs to Obafemi Martins who scored for Internazionale against AC Milan in 2003, aged 18-197 days.
Radamel Falcao has scored 45 goals in 51 European appearances.
Falcao has netted nine career CL goals, five for Monaco and four for FC Porto. The only Colombian player with more in the competition is Jackson Martínez (13).
Only Fernando Morientes (9), Thierry Henry (7), Dado Prso (7) and Marco Simone (6) have scored more CL goals for Monaco than Mbappé and Falcao (both 5).
Goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis played for Juventus from 1997 to 1999.
Atlético Madrid - Real Madrid (10 May 2017)
Atlético Madrid - Real Madrid
This will be the 268th edition of 'El Derbi madrileño' in all competitions. Real Madrid lead with 138 wins to Atlético's 67 wins (62 draws).
For the fourth season in a row, Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid face off in a CL knockout tie. Real came out on top in each of the previous three seasons.
Real Madrid overcame Atlético in the 2013/14 (4-1AET) and 2015/16 (1-1, 5-3 aps) CL final.
Atlético are already the only side in history to have been knocked out of Europe by the same opponents in three consecutive seasons and that sequence could go to four.
For the fifth time in total there will be a tie between these teams, making it the most common domestic knockout tie in the history of European cup competitions. There have been four knockout ties between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. There have also been four knockout ties between Chelsea and Liverpool and these teams also met in the CL group phase in one season.
The only team which knocked out Real Madrid in a domestic tie are FC Barcelona. This was the case in the 1960/61 Champions Cup and the 2010/2011 Champions League.
Real Madrid have only lost one of their European matches against Atlético, the 1-0 away defeat in the second leg in the 1958/59 Champions Cup semifinals. Real eventually reached the final as a third leg was needed to decide the winner (2-1 win Real).
Real remained unbeaten in both La Liga encounters with Atlético this season. They won 3-0 away (Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick) and drew 1-1 at home (Pepe 52', Antoine Griezmann 85').
Cristiano Ronaldo (21) is the all-time top scorer in Madrid city derbies (Alfredo Di Stéfano next, 17).
Atlético Madrid have once before suffered a first leg away defeat in Europe by a three-goal margin, losing 4-1 at Boavista in the first round of the 1981/82 UEFA Cup. They won the return at home 3-1, but were eliminated from the competition.
In all Madrid derbies in their home stadium, Atlético have beaten Real Madrid eight times by a scoreline that would see them go through or would take the match into extra time. The last time was the 4-0 home win in La Liga on 7 February 2015: Tiago, Saúl Ñíguez, Antoine Griezmann and Mario Mandžukic scored the goals.
Atlético Madrid have reached the semifinals of a European competition for the 16th time and for the sixth time in the Champions Cup/Champions League, after 1958/59, 1970/71, 1973/74, 2013/14 and 2015/16.
Atleti have reached the CC/CL final on three occasions, finishing as runners-up in all three of them - in 1973/74 against Bayern München and in 2013/14 and 2015/16 against Real Madrid. They are the only team to have contested three CC/CL finals without winning one.
Atlético can become the sixth team to complete the European treble, winning the Cup Winners' Cup (1961/62), the Fairs Cup/UEFA Cup/Europa League (2009/10, 2011/12) and the Champions Cup/Champions League, after Juventus, Ajax, Bayern München, FC Barcelona and Chelsea. This season, Manchester United can also achieve this if they win the Europa League.
Atleti have scored exactly 100 goals in the Champions League. Antoine Griezmann has scored a club high 14 goals in the competition. Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 103 CL goals.
Griezmann's 14 goals for Atlético in Europe rank him joint-sixth on the club's all-time European top scorer list, together with Adelardo Rodríguez. The next players within reach are Diego Forlán (15) and Radamel Falcao (16).
Yannick Carrasco has scored one goal in his 10 appearances in the CL KO stages for Atlético, in the final against Real Madrid (1-1, 3-5aps) in 2016.
Diego Simeone (CL 2, EL 1) can join Helenio Herrera (Champions Cup 3, Fairs Cup 1) as only non-European coaches to reach the final of a European competition four times.
Real Madrid have progressed in Europe on all nine occasions they won the first leg at home by a 3-0 scoreline.
Real Madrid can reach the final of the CC/CL for a record 15th time (AC Milan next, 11).
They can reach the final of the CC/CL in two years in a row for the first time since 1959 and 1960.
Real and Juventus can join AC Milan on a record six final appearances in the Champions League only.
Real (18) can break the record for most finals in the three European cup competitions: CC/CL (14), Cup Winners' Cup (2), UEFA Cup/Europa League (2). They currently share the record of 18 with FC Barcelona.
Holders Real are aiming to become the first team to win the CL two seasons in a row. The last club to win the Champions Cup in back-to-back years was AC Milan in 1989 and 1990.
The last defending champions to make it to the final in the following season were Manchester United, who lost to FC Barcelona in the 2008/09 final.
The last team to reach the final in consecutive seasons was Bayern München, in 2012 (lost) and 2013 (won).
Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 15 CL matches (W10-D5), their longest unbeaten run in the competition. They were last beaten by VfL Wolfsburg (2-0 on 6 April 2016 in the quarterfinals)
Real can equal the record of scoring at least two goals in 13 consecutive matches in Europe, which was set by Atlético (1999-2007). Real last failed to score more than one goal in the 2016 CL final against Atlético.
They need two goals to become the first team to score 500 goals in the CL.
Ronaldo (399) is one shy of scoring his 400th goal for Real Madrid in all competitions.
Ronaldo has scored seven CL hat-tricks, joint-most along with Lionel Messi.
Last week, Ronaldo became the first player with a hat-trick in consecutive CL knockout matches.
Ronaldo became the first player to score a hat-trick against Atlético Madrid in all European competitions.
Ronaldo has scored two hat-trick against Atlético Madrid this season, netting three in Real's 3-0 La Liga win at Atlético on 19 November 2016 and in last week's CL match.
Ronaldo became the fourth player to score a hat-trick in the CL semifinals, after Robert Lewandowski (Borussia Dortmund in 2013), Ivica Olic (Bayern München in 2010) and Alessandro Del Piero (Juve in 1998).
Ronaldo has scored 103 CL goals, three more than Atlético Madrid (100).
Ronaldo has scored more goals in the CL knockout stages (52) than in the group stages (51).
No player has scored more goals in the CL knockout stages than Ronaldo (52). Messi is next with 37.
Ronaldo has scored eight goals from his last 11 attempts on target in the CL and from each of his last five.
Ronaldo (10 goals, 5 assists) has been involved in 15 CL goals this season, most of all players and two more than Lionel Messi (11 goals, 2 assists).
Ronaldo has scored a record 13 goals in the semifinals of the Champions Cup/Champions League. He surpassed Alfredo Di Stéfano (11) in first place.
Ronaldo has scored eight of Real's last nine Champions League goals (other Marco Asensio).
No player has scored more goals in the Madrid city derby (all competitions) than Ronaldo (21). Di Stéfano is next with 17.
Ronaldo can play his 19th match in the CC/CL semifinals, equalling the record set by Paco Gento (19).