PSV have immediate chance for Atleti revenge

PSV Eindhoven kick off their latest UEFA Champions League campaign against the team who ended their involvement in the last one, the 2016 runners-up Atlético Madrid.

Atlético keeper Jan Oblak bumps into PSV's Luuk de Jong during last season's second leg
Atlético keeper Jan Oblak bumps into PSV's Luuk de Jong during last season's second leg ©AFP/Getty Images

PSV Eindhoven kick off the new UEFA Champions League campaign against the team who ended their involvement in the old one. It was Club Atlético de Madrid, last term's runners-up, who eliminated the Dutch club on penalties in the round of 16.

Previous meetings
• PSV and Atlético did not muster a goal between them in last season's two encounters, drawing 0-0 in Eindhoven, where Gastón Pereiro was sent off for the home team, and again in Madrid. Diego Simeone's men prevailed 8-7 on penalties, Luciano Narsingh the only player to err from the spot, striking the crossbar before Juanfran sealed PSV's fate.

• The line-ups for the first leg in the Netherlands on 24 February were:
PSV: Zoet, Arias, Bruma, Moreno, Willems, Guardado (Hendrix 75), Pröpper, Van Ginkel, Narsingh (Isimat-Mirin 65), Pereiro, Locadia (Lestienne 86).
Atlético: Oblak, Juanfran, Savić, Godín, Filipe Luís, Saúl Ñíguez (Correa 74), Gabi, Torres, Koke, Griezmann, Luciano Vietto (Torres 61).

• When the clubs met in the 2008/09 group stage, Atlético won 3-0 in Eindhoven on matchday one before beating PSV 2-1 at home.

Match background

PSV Eindhoven
• PSV were unbeaten at home in Europe last season, winning their three home matches in the group stage – against Manchester United FC, VfL Wolfsburg and PFC CSKA Moskva – before that goalless draw with Atlético.

• PSV's home record against Liga opposition is W4 D7 L2. Overall their record against Spanish sides reads W4 D12 L10.

• FC Barcelona are the only other Spanish side to have tasted victory at the PSV Stadion, winning 3-2 in the second leg of the 1995/96 UEFA Champions League quarter-final to complete a 5-4 aggregate triumph.

Atlético de Madrid
• Atlético were European Cup runners-up for the third time last season when going down 5-3 on penalties to neighbours Real Madrid CF in the final in Milan on 28 May.

• Their record on their travels in the 2015/16 competition reads W2 D2 L2 – those defeats coming against Barcelona and FC Bayern München.

• Atlético's record in the Netherlands is W1 D2 L3. Although victorious only once, they are unbeaten on their last three visits to face Eredivisie clubs.

Coach and player links
• Simeone captained Argentina in a 2-1 loss to Phillip Cocu's Netherlands in the 1998 FIFA World Cup quarter-final in Marseille.

• Simeone lost 1-0 at PSV as an SS Lazio player in the UEFA Champions League first group stage in September 2001.

• Cocu made 292 appearances for Barcelona between 1998 and 2005.

• He faced Atlético six times (W2 D2 L2) and was sent off in a 0-0 Liga draw at the Vicente Calderón in September 2003. Fernando Torres started the game for the home side as did current assistant coach Germán Burgos. Simeone was an unused substitute.

• Andrés Guardado played for RC Deportivo La Coruña (2007–12) and Valencia CF (2012–14). He scored Deportivo's winner in a 2-1 Liga home victory against Atlético on 21 November 2009.

• With RCD Espanyol (2011–15), Héctor Moreno faced Atlético seven times (W2 D1 L4).

• Gastón Pereiro (Uruguay) and Ángel Correa (Argentina) were on opposing sides in the 2015 U-20 South American Championship final in Montevideo. Pereiro opened the scoring for Uruguay, but Correa hit the winner in Argentina's 2-1 triumph.

• Played together:
Nicolas Isimat-Mirin & Yannick Carrasco (AS Monaco FC 2013/14).

Match facts

Jorrit Hendrix made his Oranje debut this month
Jorrit Hendrix made his Oranje debut this month©Getty Images

PSV Eindhoven
• PSV are six matches unbeaten this season, winning four.

• Jeroen Zoet and PSV have gone 424 minutes without conceding a goal.

• On 31 July, PSV beat Feyenoord 1-0 in the Dutch Super Cup, Davy Pröpper scoring the only goal.

• Summer signing Siem de Jong has never played alongside brother Luuk at club level.

• Jürgen Locadia is expected to be out until the end of October with a groin injury suffered against FC Groningen on 28 August.

• Luuk de Jong has missed two penalties out of two this season (against Feyenoord and Groningen).

• Jorrit Hendrix made his Netherlands debut at the PSV Stadion on 2 September, coming on as a substitute in a 2-1 friendly defeat by Greece.

• Héctor Moreno was on target the same day for Mexico, scoring the equaliser as a side also featuring Andrés Guardado beat El Salvador 3-1.

Kevin Gameiro made an immediate impression
Kevin Gameiro made an immediate impression©Getty Images

Atlético
• Atlético ended a run of four games without a win away from the Vicente Calderón, UEFA Champions League final included, with their 4-0 triumph at RC Celta de Vigo on Saturday.

• Atlético drew their first two Liga games this term, the first time they failed to record a win in the first two matches of the season under Diego Simeone.

• Kevin Gameiro, on his club debut, converted a late penalty against Deportivo Alavés on the opening day of the season.

• Koke set up Spain's first goal in their 8-0 FIFA World Cup qualifying victory over Liechtenstein, delivering a free-kick for Diego Costa to head in.

• Miguel Ángel Moyá has been struggling with a knee problem; Alessio Cerci has not played since April because of his own knee injury.

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