Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014

Atletico Madrid left-back Filipe Luis feels his side’s return leg game against Chelsea in the semi-final of the Champions League next week is open and will be an evenly poised game.

Jose Mourinho’s team were resilient against an attacking Red and White outfit as the two teams played out a goalless draw in the Spanish capital last night.

The sides will now have to wait for the return-leg at Stamford Bridge next Wednesday to see who qualifies for the final showdown of the European tournament, and Luis feels that though the game is finely balanced, his team will go out for a win.

“The return leg is completely open”, he was quoted as saying by UEFA’s official site.


“We will look to try to score there, all the while being sensible. We know it can still go either way but they are playing at home and are very strong”, the 28-year-old added.

Diego Simeone’s side will take to the field in London without the services of skipper Gabri, who faces suspension following a booking in the first leg, but the Brazilian international is sure his side will be able to cope with his absence.

“[It] represents an important loss to us, especially as he is our captain. We will try to cover that loss as best as we can”, the player said.

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