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  16/12/2011: Europa League: Atletico Madrid next challenge for Lazio
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At the draw in Nyon, Switzerland, Igli Tare watched on as Lazio and Atletico Madrid from Spain were paired together.

The first leg will be played at Olimpico in Rome on 16 February 2012, then one week later, Reja & co will travel to Madrid for the return on 23 February.

Last time Lazio played Atletico Madrid was in the UEFA Cup in 1997-98. Lazio beat Atletico Madrid in the semi finals 1-0 over two legs with a goal from Vladimir Jugovic.

Lazio and Atletico Madrid have also had some great players in common. Players like Cristian Vieri, Diego Simeone, Vladimir Jugovic & Matías Lequi have played for both clubs.

If Lazio should beat Atletico Madrid over two matches they will play the winner from Besiktas and Sporting Braga.

(Eivind Ytreland)
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