Diego Simeone’s men have been handed a matchup with the holders, who will return to the city where they won the competition on June 1. Atlético have played English opposition 29 times, winning 11 games, drawing 11 and losing on 7 occasions. The Rojiblancos have history with the Reds in particular — these two teams played out an enthralling Europa League semi final in 2010. It finished 2-2 on aggregate, a result which saw Atleti advance to the final in Hamburg on away goals after extra time.
The first leg will take place in Madrid on Feb. 18 — as the unseeded team, Atlético get to host the first leg, just as in last season’s encounter with Juventus. The second leg will be played on March 11 at Anfield.
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