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Football: Seedorf wary of 'strong' Atletico

Published on Feb 18, 2014 9:29 AM
 
AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf expects a formidable challenge from on-form Atletico Madrid on their visit to the San Siro for the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Feb 19, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

MILAN (AFP) - AC Milan coach Clarence Seedorf expects a formidable challenge from on-form Atletico Madrid on their visit to the San Siro for the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Wednesday.

Seedorf took charge of the ailing Italian giants following the sacking of former handler Massimiliano Allegri in early January.

But after three wins in five league games and a quarter-final exit from the Italian Cup at the hands of Udinese, the jury remains out on the 37-year-old Dutchman who spent 10 success-laden years at the club.

Atletico, who are pushing Barcelona and Real Madrid for command of La Liga, are firm favourites for a win that would boost their quarter-final chances ahead of the return leg at the Vicente Calderon in a fortnight.

 
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