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5 Reasons to Watch Atletico Madrid-Chelsea Champions League Semi-Final

5 Reasons Why Atletico Madrid-Chelsea is a Must-see

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This will be one of the most epic Champions League clashes of the season as both Atletico Madrid and Chelsea have obvious reasons to win. Read on for the top five.

5. UEFA Super Cup

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5. UEFA Super Cup

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In 2012, Atletico Madrid demolished Chelsea by a score of 4-1 in the UEFA Super Cup final. Diego Simeone was in charge of the Colchoneros at the time, but Jose Mourinho was still running the show at Real Madrid. Both coaches will want to win this game for that very reason, and, of course, to advance to the ultimate final.

4. Jose Mourinho

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4. Jose Mourinho

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The Portuguese coach is looking to become the first ever manager to win the Champions League with three different teams. He knows how Atletico Madrid and Diego Simeone operate, so he does have that advantage. His team will be playing a defensive game against a slightly more skilled side to then look to hit them on the counter. He will have some more tricks up his sleeve as well.

3. Diego Simeone

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3. Diego Simeone

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After losing Radamel Falcao last summer to Monaco, Simeone has managed to lead his Atletico side to new heights. Whether it be leading La Liga or making the Champions League semis, this guy knows what he is doing. His side defeated Mourinho's Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey final last year on Real's field. His team will be ready for this two-legged tie and will not back down to a Chelsea side who won the title in 2012.

2. Fernando Torres

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2. Fernando Torres

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This man departed Atletico Madrid for Liverpool back in 2007 before joining Chelsea in 2011. This will be very special for him as he will feel torn about scoring against his boyhood club which can potentially advance his current side to the final. He will have to put his feelings aside for this one as coach Mourinho will be unforgiving if he hesitates in front of frame.

1. Thibaut Courtois

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1. Thibaut Courtois

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This goal keeper belongs to Chelsea and is playing his third year on loan for Atletico Madrid. At first, it was thought that Atletico would have to spend five million Euros in order to field him against his parent club per the contract. However, UEFA has waived that fee which enables him to play. This will be important as he wants both sides to be successful, but the team he will represent is Atletico, which means he has to play well for them.