Wednesday February 19 2014
Sacchi on Milan and Atleti

Arrigo Sacchi cast his eye over tonight’s Milan-Atletico Madrid Champions League clash.

The first leg of the Round of 16 tie kicks off at San Siro at 19.45 GMT. Sacchi was at the helm of both clubs during his career.

“Atletico Madrid are a great team, spectacular and play football based on very clear ideas,” Sacchi told Spanish newspaper Marca.

“I was particularly impressed with their performance at the Bernabeu against Real Madrid in the Liga, where they really deserved to win.

“I don’t think there are other teams in Europe as organised as Atleti, as they work as a team with a high tempo and Diego Costa is a great hitman. His grit and hard work is impressive, both when attacking and defending.

“Perhaps they don’t have the same ease of passing in attack, but can keep pressure up on their opponents.

“Milan are not going through a particularly good spell, but they have players who can change the course of a game at any moment.”

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