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Soccer: Milan draw Atletico Madrid in Champions League

Tough opponents for Italy's only survivors

16 December, 12:43
Soccer: Milan draw Atletico Madrid in Champions League (ANSA) - Rome, December 16 - AC Milan on Monday were drawn against in-form Spanish side Atletico Madrid in the first knockout round of the Champions League.

Atletico cruised to the last 16 of Europe's premier club competition, winning five out of their six group games and drawing the other.

They are also level on points with Barcelona at top of the Spanish top-flight.

Milan finished second in Group H with nine points, four behind group winners Barcelona, and are struggling in Serie A- trailing leaders Juventus by 25 points, albeit with a game in hand.

They are Italy's only survivors in the Champions League after Napoli and Juventus failed to progress from their groups.

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