‘Atleti not beautiful’ – Di Francesco

Atletico Madrid ‘do not play beautiful football’ according to Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco following the Champions League draw.

Diego Simeone’s side were paired with the Italian giants, along with English champions Chelsea and Azerbaijani outfit Qarabag, who have qualified at this level for the first time.

“Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are important clubs, while Qarabag are not to be underestimated,” Di Francesco told Roma’s official website.

“Over the last four years, Atletico Madrid have played in two finals, showing how accustomed they are to playing at this level.

“They do not play beautiful football, but they always get a result through solid football.

“Aside from the players at their disposal, their strength is to work so much with Diego Simeone.

“Chelsea are also very strong this season. They have a top-level Coach in Antonio Conte, who I know well, and a squad of great players.

“They reinforced this summer with Alvaro Morata and we must always respect everyone.”

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