Preview: Malmö v Atlético

Åge Hareide admits Malmö FF were "taught a lesson" by Club Atlético de Madrid last time but hopes a few "crazy Swedes" will give his side wings in Tuesday's home return.

Isaac Kiese Thelin listens to Åge Hareide at Monday's press conference
Isaac Kiese Thelin listens to Åge Hareide at Monday's press conference ©AFP/Getty Images

Åge Hareide says Malmö were "taught a lesson" by Atlético on matchday three
The Rojiblancos ran out 5-0 winners, the game having been goalless at half-time
Hareide praises the Malmö fans, saying "they give us more energy"
Diego Simeone believes his team have more attacking options this season
The Spanish side have won seven of their last eight matches

Possible lineups
Malmö: Olsen; Tinnerholm, Helander, Johansson, Ricardinho; Eriksson, Halsti, Adu; Forsberg, Kiese Thelin, Rosenberg.
Out: none

Atlético: Moyà; Juanfran, Miranda, Godín, Siqueira; Gabi, Mario Suárez, Koke; Arda Turan, Griezmann, Mandžukić.
Out: Ansaldi (back)

Åge Hareide, Malmö coach
One of our biggest tasks [after losing 5-0 on matchday three] is to retain our energy. I'm not sure that we will be able to do that. I hope so but I don't know – we will see tomorrow. Maybe we will play 3-5-2, maybe we will play 4-4-2. What we have to do is to be closer. Hopefully we have the energy for that.

We are not used to opposition like Atlético. We were taught a lesson in Madrid. We were taught that it is not enough to have players on the right side of the ball. We have to be closer to the ball. Me and the players learnt a lot. Malmö's crowd is fantastic. I didn't know there were this many crazy Swedes. The crowd gives us more energy.

Diego Simeone, Atlético coach
In pre-season we really worked on our attacking combinations, using many players and mixtures. Consequently, this term we have plenty of options whereas last year we relied on [Diego] Costa and Koke. This year we have many more players that can have an impact offensively, more players know each other.

Robin Olsen will start after shaking off a thigh problem
Robin Olsen will start after shaking off a thigh problem©AFP/Getty Images

We are happy to hear Åge Hareide say we're the best team in the group, we appreciate that. And tomorrow we want to show that he is right. But I know that Malmö need the win and will fight for the points. They have good players and will give us a big test. It is a tough group. It is important not to underestimate anyone and whatever happens tomorrow it will not be over.

Weekend results
Åtvidabergs FF 2-1 Malmö (Santos 42, Bergström 66; Tinnerholm 31)
Atlético 4-2 Córdoba CF (Luso og 43, Griezmann 58, Mandžukić 62, Raúl García 80; Ghilas 53 87)

Form guide (all competitions)
Malmö: LWLLWW
Atlético: WWWWLW

Match facts
• Which future Spain coach scored in both legs when Atlético defeated Malmö 5-1 on aggregate in the first round of the 1966/67 European Champion Clubs' Cup? Find out in our extensive match background.

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