Chelsea will not be wanting a repeat of the last time they faced their Champions League semi-final opponents, Atletico Madrid, losing 4-1 in the 2012 Super Cup. Chelsea and Atletico have met on three previous occasions, the record a stalemate, with one win for each side and one draw.
The Blues inflicted a 4-0 defeat on Atletico in the Champions League group stages in the 2009/10 season at Stamford Bridge before being held to a 2-2 draw at the Vicente Calderon a couple of weeks later. Led by Roberto Di Matteo, Chelsea finally won their maiden Champions League in 2012, famously beating Bayern Munich on penalties at the Allianz Arena, while Diego Simeone saw his side win the Europa League, meaning that both sides would meet in the following season’s Super Cup. Only 14,312 fans attended the Super Cup in Monaco, but they witnessed Atletico upset the odds and dismantle the European champions as, ironically, Radamel Falcao scored a hat-trick at the Stade Louis II. Defender Miranda bagged a fourth for the Spanish side before Gary Cahill claimed a consolation goal for Chelsea while Diego Costa, who is now Atletico’s key player, was an unused substitute for Simeone’s side.