Academica Coimbra Coach Pedro Emanuel has described Thursday's Europa League meeting with Atletico Madrid as 'David v Goliath.'

The Portuguese outfit will be big underdogs against tournament holders Atleti at the Vicente Calderon.

“Everyone has a perfect notion of reality, it's David v Goliath,” Emanuel said at a Press conference.

“We have to make a perfect match. We have a huge capacity for suffering without the ball and are effective.

“Atletico have already shown how they play. Diego Simeone, as a player and a Coach, has proved enthusiastic and worked well.

“I like Falcao very much. He's a competitive player who always wants to improve.”

Academica go into the game with just one point from the six available to them so far.

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