Defending Champions Atletico Madrid prepare for their first UEFA Europa League match on against Hapoel in Tel Aviv on Thursday.
Atletico Madrid continued preparations on Wednesday for their UEFA Europa League opener against Hapoel in Tel Aviv.
The Spanish side are the defending champions, but Cristian Rodriguez is expecting a good game from the Israelis.
SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Cristian Rodriguez, Atletico Madrid player:
"We know Hapoel Tel aviv are leading the chart and are undefeated, they are very motivated. I hope tomorrow will be a good game"
Atletico is widely expected to dominate Group B, as they bid to win their third European trophy in four years.
Atletico Madrid prepare for Tel Aviv clashThursday, September 20 2012