Michel: Qarabag 'will go out to win against Chelsea' in Champions League

Michel: Qarabag 'will go out to win against Chelsea' in Champions League

"We will go out to win against Chelsea", Michel told Onda Cero.

"When Roma come here we will try and win our game", Simeone said when asked about the permutations.

Even if they beat Roma and Chelsea in their final two games, they will still need either the Italian side or Premier League champions to drop points against Qarabag.

In the two matches, Atletico had a total of 43 scoring attempts, with only 13 of them on target. "We started badly against Chelsea and against Roma but anything can happen".

Another problem for Atletico has been adapting to their new 68,000-capacity arena, where they have failed to win their last four games and which has yet to witness a Champions League win. "We defended well and held on".

The fans in the Wanda Metropolitano were stunned when Qarabag took the lead with five minutes remaining in the half thanks to Michel's header.

It may not have led to a goal but it was the sort calamitous defending you'd expect to see on a Sunday morning at your local park.

Despite describing Europe's second-tier competition in a bad light, the Atletico captain does admit that it has 'given me a lot' after he won the tournament with the Spanish outfit at the end of the 2011-12 season.

Atletico has won only one of its last eight matches in all competitions, losing once and drawing six games either 0-0 or 1-1.

Speaking to the press after the match, Simeone lauded the exploits of the visitor's goalkeeper but implored his charges to recover from the setback.

The world's most expensive player then scored his 11th goal since his move from Barcelona with a fine long-range finish on the stroke of half-time.

"We want Atletico to be amongst the best sides in the world". We played as we needed to in second half, I have the feeling team did everything they could do. "We have to keep working".

Griezmann, Yannick Carrasco and Torres all missed huge opportunities as Qarabag secured their first ever Champions League point in Baku two weeks ago.

Three years after his departure, Costa was bought back to recreate the spine of Atletico's 2013/14 La Liga title-winning side, but the other core elements of that team are starting to crumble.

The arrivals of Spain forwards Diego Costa and Vitolo in January cannot come soon enough.

That means Simeone's men have to beat Roma at home and Chelsea away in their final two games, and hope Qarabag continue to pick up points against the odds, to have any hope of progressing to the knockout stages.

Atletico defender Diego Godin says the only person that can help his team out is coach Diego Simeone.

A pining for the decrepit but beloved old stadium was tangible after the draw with Qarabag, with Marca declaring: "This would not have happened at the Vicente Calderon".

"These are details that we have to improve", Godin said.

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