The players of the Athletic of Madrid, sad after the goleada in the Bernabéu

TWO FACES IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

The Athletic, "lion" against the Barça and "kitten" in front of the Real Madrid

Published:3/05/2017 - 11:30h

Updated:3/05/2017 - 11:30h

It calls the attention that to the Athletic of Madrid, the same team that was able to delete to the FC Barcelona of the UEFA Champions League in the campaigns 2013-14 and 2015-16, give him so bad play against the Real Madrid in the European competition

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The Athletic of Madrid is used to to take out the harps when it confronts to the FC Barcelona in Champions League and, from does already a lot of seasons, also in the other competitions like LaLiga or the Glass of Rey. However, and in spite of some exceptions as for example the 4-0 of two years ago in the Calderón, fits to say that to the rojiblancos gives them worse confront in direct duels to the Real Madrid.

In UEFA Champions League already has lost two finals against the Real Madrid, was deleted in quarter-finals and now is about to to go back to be it in the round of semifinals, without that the colchoneros are able to surpass this "complex of inferiority" that so much damage does them.

Of lions against the Barça, to the that deleted in chambers of Champions League 2013-14 and 2015-16, the ones of the Manzanares seem "kittens" when it touches them confront to the Real Madrid in front of the eyes of the international panorama in the competition of clubs more prestigious of the world.

The Athletic of Madrid will have to remove the complex

They will drag a 3-0 against of face to the turn of the eliminatory, that will play the next 10 May in the Calderón. It will be complicated that they achieve to trace back, but without place to doubts what is clear is that they will struggle to the end.

Regarding the Real Madrid, probably want to make the same strategy that the Juventus of Turín carried out does some weeks in the Camp Nou: go out with the same intensity of the first party, defend with nails and teeth but, especially, try look for the rival goal to annotate a goal that serve to give the "puntilla" to the rival group. It is time to that the Athletic leave to be a caricature in front of his eternal rival.

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