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PSV Eindhoven vs Atletico Madrid fact file

23 February 2016, 19:02

Eindhoven - Factfile on PSV Eindhoven and Atletico Madrid ahead of the Champions League last 16, first leg between the clubs at the Philips Stadion on Wednesday:

Form: Reigning Dutch champions PSV qualified from their group at the expense of Manchester United, taking four points off Louis van Gaal's side. Their form has been excellent throughout the winter, with just one defeat in their last 21 matches in all competitions. That came at home to Utrecht in the quarter-finals of the Dutch Cup last month, but they have won three on the bounce in the Eredivisie since then, all without conceding a goal. On Saturday they were too strong for Heracles, winning 2-0 at the Philips Stadion thanks to a Davy Proepper opener and a penalty from the Uruguayan Gaston Pereiro. Meanwhile, Atletico have been an incredibly difficult team to beat this season under Diego Simeone. They have a rock solid defence but have struggled for goals at times, as highlighted in Sunday's 0-0 draw with Villarreal in La Liga. That result left them eight points behind leaders Barcelona in Spain's top flight. And having already been eliminated from the Copa del Rey at the quarter-final stage by Celta Vigo, Simeone may now see the Champions League as his side's best chance of a trophy at the end of the campaign.


PSV Eindhoven - Philip Cocu (NED) -- 45 yrs

Atletico Madrid - Diego Pablo Simeone (ARG) -- 45 yrs

Leading scorers in all competitions:

PSV Eindhoven - Luuk de Jong (23 goals)

Atletico Madrid - Antoine Griezmann (20 goals)

Also read: Atletico's Luis gets three-game ban for Messi horror tackle

Domestic league performance:

PSV Eindhoven - Top of the Dutch Eredivisie, one point clear of Ajax in second with 10 games left. They have won their last eight league games and have been beaten just once, away at Heracles in September.

Atletico Madrid - Second in La Liga, eight points behind leaders Barcelona and one point above city rivals Real Madrid in third before going to the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend. Their only defeat in nine league matches since Christmas came away at Barcelona. They have the best defence in Spain's top flight with just 11 goals conceded in 25 games.

Group stage performances:

PSV Eindhoven - Second in Group B behind Wolfsburg

Atletico Madrid - Winners of Group C ahead of Benfica

European Cup/Champions League best performances:

PSV Eindhoven - winners 1988

Atletico Madrid - runners-up 1974, 2014

Other honours:

PSV Eindhoven - 22 x Dutch champions, 9 x Dutch Cup winners, 10 x Dutch Super Cup winners, 1 x UEFA Cup winners

Atletico Madrid - 10 x Spanish champions, 10 x Copa del Rey winners, 2 x Spanish Super Cup winners, 1 x Cup Winners' Cup winners, 2 x Europa League winners, 2 x UEFA Super Cup winners, 1 x Intercontinental Cup winners

Previous meetings:

PSV 0-3 Atletico - 2008/09 Champions League group stage

Atletico 2-1 PSV - 2008/09 Champions League group stage

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