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Turan ready for Chelsea test

Arda Turan is expecting an intense encounter against Chelsea as Atletico Madrid chase a place in the UEFA Champions League final.

A disciplined defensive performance by Chelsea in the Vicente Calderon a week ago secured a 0-0 draw ahead of Wednesday night's second leg at Stamford Bridge.

Atletico, who also lead La Liga, have enjoyed a tremendous season under Diego Simeone and Turan hopes it can be capped by setting up a final date with city rivals Real in Lisbon next month.

Turan told Sky Sports: "Atletico are able to win at Stamford Bridge. In the first match, we demonstrated our superiority on the pitch.

"We deserved to win. The 0-0 scoreline was unjust.

"Chelsea will prepare a terrific atmosphere but, being from Turkey, I am used to these situations and it is not a problem. This will help our performance.

"Atletico have had an incredible season and to play in the final in Lisbon would be a just prize for the squad.

"I'm waiting for a hard match and a very intense one. A goal will be key as the best defensive team will reach the final."

Turan also believes that Diego Costa will give his side the edge after rating the striker as better than Chelsea No.9, and former Atletico hero, Fernando Torres.

He added: "Costa is better than Torres today and in this type of match he is a decisive player.

"I believe that will decide things on the night."