A deafening scream. A pineapple of players in the corner. The ‘Cholo’, crying. And Beautiful, villain in the first half, emerging into the mightiest of heroes to appeal to the epic. Submerged in the most serious of crises, Atlético rose from its ashes with a comeback to tie. One of ‘never stop believing’. At the break, Valencia won 0-2 against the worst version -especially defensive- of the rojiblancos. After the break and with two goals in added time, Simeone’s team turned the score around and He added three points that are a real oxygen ball for Atleti.
Oblak, Vrsaljko (Herrera, 61′), Giménez, Mario Hermoso, Lodi (Correa, 46′), Carrasco (Serrano, 99′), De Paul, Koke, Lemar (Cunha, 57′), Joao Félix (Felipe, 57 ‘) and Luis Suarez.
Jaume, Correia (Mosquera, 72′), Diakhaby, Alderete (Koba, 54′), Foulquier, Carlos Soler, Musah (Racic, 88′), Guillamón, Lato (Vázquez, 73′), Guedes, Hugo Duro (Maxi Gómez , 73′).
0-1 M.25 Musah. 0-2 M.44 Hugo Hard. 1-2 M.64 Cunha. 2-2 M.91 Strap. 3-2 M.93 Beautiful.
Diaz de Mera (Castilian Manchego). TA: Koke (27′), Hermoso (37′), Herrera (83′), Giménez (93′) / Correia (14′), Foulquier (37′), Musah (43′), Guillamón (62′), Lato (65′), Jaume (82′).
Match played at the Wanda Metropolitano.
“Now we need our people & rdquor ;, Simeone said at a press conference. And the fans responded. Atmosphere of the big nights at the Wanda, which soon chanted the coach’s name. Fidelity. On the green, two defenses out of five. And the one that had to make the most effort in the initial section was that of Valencia, before the first approaches -although timid- of the mattresses.
Hardly anything happened and the chances were conspicuous by their absence, until a new mistake by Hermoso changed the course of the duel. An attempt was made to anticipate a ball late and badly, Guedes, omnipresent, put the body well and gave it to Musah, who uncorked the marker with a shot from the edge of the box. That goal left Atleti very touched, lost, nervous and without fluidity. Nobody was saved. And between interruption and interruption, the second arrived. Lato leaked a ball that Hugo Duro, taking advantage of the athletic passivity in the rearguard, ordered to save. Second shot, second goal.
The ‘Cholo’ got his hands on the bench. Strap by Lodi. And in fifteen minutes three more entered: Cunha, Herrera and Felipe, seating a Joao Félix booed by his fans. At that time, the mattress makers took over the leather and Suárez had a one-on-one that Jaume cleared. But there was no way. Valencia was locked behind. Too much. And in this situation, the stopped ball emerged as the best of allies. Corner taken by Carrasco who Cunha, alone, hole. A goal to believe. And the one who believed the most was an incombustible Carrasco, who put the team on his back. Turned 90, his was the pass that caused an error by Jaume. And there, Correa tied at will. Then the delirium. the epic Hermoso made up for his mistake by putting his boot in to make good a bad shot by Cunha. A goal of pure heart.