Although Saturday’s match may be called a “friendly” the fact remains that Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are two of the most storied teams in the world that will be taking the pitch at Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid, Spain.Atletico Madrid is a resurgent club that is one of the top defensive squads that can be found anywhere in the world.
Inter Milan ranks as one of the famed clubs of Italy with one of the most passionate fan bases in all of soccer.
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International Soccer Atletico Madrid vs. Inter Milan
Date and Time: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 2 p.m. ET
Location: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain
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Metropolitano Stadium is the spectacular home of Atletico Madrid and seats 67,703. Metropolitano Stadium was opened in September of 1994 and will serve as host to the UEFA Champions League Final for 2019. The stadium was renovated in 2016 with the hope of attracting the Olympic Games.
Atletico Madrid Recent Form
Atletico Madrid has been up and down as of late starting with the International Champions Cup competition that began in late July. On July 26 Atletico Madrid scored a 1-1 draw against famed English Premier League power Arsenal. Atletico Madrid ultimately took the win based on a 3-1 result in the penalty kick session.
On July 30 French League power Paris Saint Germain scored a 3-2 win over Atletico Madrid to close out their International Champions Cup competition. The game was a thriller in which Atletico Madrid stormed back from a 0-2 deficit to tie the game at the 86-minute mark only to see Paris Saint Germain get the match winner in extra time.
On August 5 Atletico Madrid scored a 1-1 draw in a friendly against CFB Stuttgart, who plays in the famed German Bundesliga. Atletico Madrid got the equalizer at the 60-minute mark for the draw.
Internazionale Milan Recent Form
Inter Milan also competed in the International Champions Cup with mixed results. On July 28 Inter Milan faced their own top shelf English Premier League power in Chelsea and scored a 1-1 draw which was settled by Chelsea 5-4 in the penalty kick session.
In their next International Champions Cup match, Inter Milan defeated Lyon 1-0 with a goal by Lautaro Martinez at the 52-minute mark.
What to Know, Watch, and Expect from Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid has won a total of ten La Liga championships and is one the top shelf of Spain’s top league as far as a franchise that combines success and fan support. Although operating in the shadow of local rival Real Madrid, Atletico has been able to garner their share of attention under the leadership of Diego Simeone. In fact, they have made two Champions League finals under Simeone’s leadership. Atletico Madrid is one of the most difficult teams to face in that they collapse way back in a strong defensive posture and patiently wait for the counter.
What to Know, Watch, and Expect from Inter Milan
Inter Milan ranks as one of the greatest and most dominant clubs from Italy as they boast a total of 18 Serie A championships as well as a total of three UEFA Champions League titles. Inter Milan is tactically unique in that they are not shy about cross passing. In fact, no team makes more cross passes than Inter Milan.
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In a friendly match of two distinguished big-name powers Atletico Madrid holds the edge by playing a virtual home game here. Their suffocating defensive tactics cannot be underestimated.
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Atletico Madrid vs. Inter Milan Score Prediction: Atletico Madrid 1, Inter Milan 0
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