Athletico Madrid lock horns with the Blues in the champions league round of 16 on Tuesday. The Spanish La liga leaders are aiming for a better finish in the current campaign after suffering an embarrassing early knock out last season. Athletico Madrid who have heavily relied on their new talisman, Luis Suarez would be anticipating his heroics once more against Chelsea on Tuesday in Bucharest.
The Uruguayan has been inspirational and scintillating following his summer switch from Barcelona. Luis Suarez has banged 16 goals in the Spanish league this season, firing Diego Simeone's side to the top of the league table. Athletico Madrid currently stand a rare chance of winning the La liga tittle as they sit 3 and 8 points ahead of Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.
However, Suarez sale came with a number of clauses which expects Athletico to make periodic payments to Barcelona if the 29 year old meet some targets. One of these clauses expects Athletico to pay a staggering amount of €3.4million if the club qualifies for the Champions league quater final. A stage which can only be achieved if Athletico Madrid Knock out chelsea.
Therefore Barcelona would hope, the Rojiblancos wallop and oust Chelsea and proceed to the next stage to make available that hefty amount. Barcelona find themselves in a precarious financial turmoil following the ravaging effect of covid-19 on the club, therefore the club will be hoping to improve the situation with these periodic entitlements.
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