Atletico Madrid welcome FC Porto to the Estadio Metropolitano on Wednesday night for a UEFA Champions League clash. The hosts reached the round of 16 last season, where they lost to eventual winners Chelsea. They have never won the competition but finished as runners-up on three occasions, the most recent being in 2016. Chelsea then went on to face Porto in the quarter-finals, sending the Portuguese giants packing. Porto famously won this competition in 2004 when Jose Mourinho was managing a side featuring Deco and Ricardo Carvalho. These two clubs have played each other on six previous occasions, with each recording two victories. Atletico won the last two of those meetings, back in 2013, on their way to the final, where they would lose to Real Madrid.
La Liga champions Atletico strengthened over the summer, bringing Antoine Griezmann back to the club on loan and purchasing Rodrigo De Paul and Matheus Cunha. They have made a solid start to the defence of their title, winning three and drawing one of their first four games. Diego Simeone's team are notoriously difficult to beat on home turf, as only one defeat in their last 29 European home games proves. Porto have also made an unbeaten start to their league season, winning three of their first five Liga NOS fixtures. Porto have now gone 33 league games without defeat under boss Sergio Conceição. They travel to the Spanish capital without fear, and that may make for a tight contest. Atletico's previous six UCL games featured fewer than three goals. Back that trend to continue.