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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone was asked about the absence of Thiago Silva ahead of their Champions League clash with Chelsea on Tuesday. Thiago has been struggling with thigh problems in recent weeks.
Ahead of the UCL round of 16 first-leg clash with Atletico, Thomas Tuchel confirmed that the defender will not be available.
Tuchel confirmed: “He is not available. He is training right now. We are leaving and he is not available.”
Meanwhile, Simeone was asked in his pre-match press conference whether his side have an advantage with Silva sidelined for the game and he simply replied “no”.