PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Partey - Ghanaian sets sights on Europa League glory

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT: Thomas Partey - Ghanaian sets sights on Europa League glory
Atletico Madrid's players Koke Resurreccion (R) and Thomas Partey during a training session

by Bertin Basson

Wednesday Dec 13, 2017. 13:00

Ghana international Thomas Partey and club side Atletico Madrid will take on FC Copenhagen in the Europa League Round of 32, following their exit from the UEFA Champions League.

Diego Simeone's troops managed just one win in what ultimately proved to be an unsuccessful UCL campaign, with AS Roma and Chelsea advancing to the knockout stages after finishing first and second in Group C respectively.

Partey played in four different positional roles for Atleti in six group matches in Europe's premier competition, slotting in at right-back at home to Roma in a 2-0 win.

He also scored his first goal in the competition this season with a stunning strike against Qarabag.

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Atleti will now be among the favourites to clinch what would be a third Europa League title in 10 years.

The Spanish giants will travel to Denmark for the first-leg of their Round of 32 clash against Copenhagen before the reverse fixture at the Wanda Metropolitano seven days later.



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