Under suspicion that his three replacements so far this year respond to Atletico’s attempt to reduce Barcelona’s 40 million euros if he plays 45 minutes in 50% of the games available this year, Griezmann himself could be half-throttled. In a position to give. One hour to half an hour. Last night, he entered the field for the third time in a row and played just over an hour. And in his first intervention he comes out eating grass. At Getafe he scored a goal with the first clear ball, against Villarreal he led a full-throttle counterattack and at Mestalla he won the match for Atlético with his first touch of the ball. Like Detroit Pistons’ Vinnie Johnson, who condensed the high score in a matter of minutes, Griezmann saved his team from a tie that was too much over his head.
Mamardashvili, Mouktar Diakhabi, Ayre Komart, Lato (Diego López, Min. 80), Thierry Correia (Foulquier, Min. 68), Carlos Soler, Yunus Musah, Samuel Lino, Hugo Gilmone (Nico Gonzalez, Min. 68), Samu Castilejo (Francisco Martinez, min. 73) and Marcos Andre (Maxi Gomez, min. 73)
Oblak, Saul (Carrasco, Min. 45), Jimenez, Marcos Llorente, Vitsel, Reinaldo Mandava, Kondogbia (Griezmann, Min. 63), De Paul (Lemar, Min. 63), Coke, Morata (Correa, Min. 82) and Joao Felix (Matthias Cunha, Min. 82)
target 0-1 min. 65: Griezmann.
punch Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez
yellow card Saul (Min 13), Marcos Andre (Min 17), Reinaldo Mandva (Min 26), Thierry Correia (Min 41), Joao Felix (Min 54), Ere Comert (Min 75) and Francisco Martínez (Min 82)
As might be expected from the two visceral coaches, there was inflammation in the game. Tension with two teams and prepare for a soccer-friction battle. There are many ticks related to Gattuso and Simeon. Both were two football players with guts, legs and the kind of passion that propelled followers to their ability to channel their enthusiasm as choreographers of soccer emotions. Mestalla seems as devoted to his impulsive Italian coach as the Metropolitano to his Argentine counterpart.
In this type of combat, the stands do their bit, and Valencia fans charge with decibels so that their footballers emerge as the winners of the doubles. But since football is played with the ball and it’s all about having a good time, Valencia came out victorious in that fight. No one quite like Oblak, who has become his rival’s best passerby, expressed the panic in which Atlético was drowned. Bad for Simeon’s team when the Slovenian shows signs of nervousness. Damaged by damage, Gilmone and Musah marked the area and Carlos Soler ate it behind de Paul, Kondogbia and Coq. The Valencian captain was undetectable to the center of the control area which had nothing and less was built than that. Thierry and Samu Castilejo on the right and Leto on the left stabbed the fragility that the Rosiblancos displayed on their sides. An evil to which his rivals shamelessly throw themselves. It didn’t take long for Saul to be charged with a yellow card, punished by Thierry’s pace and Samu Castilejo’s hot waist.
Overtaking a sharp-edged opponent, Moses smashed Oblak’s goal with the far right hand, both surprised and mistaken. It saved Atlético that VAR demanded a review of the referee in the previous action due to Dykhabi’s lack of Joo Felix. Instead of reforming Simeon’s men, the extinction somewhat impoverished Valencia. Gattuso’s footballers mistake that the quality of their footballers emerged without the need to find a game for Atlético. Thierry was involved in all the concessions. First off with a poor delivery that ended with Joao Felix forcing Mamardashvili for a good flight. After eating a ball from Jiménez, Morata chased and, being the last man, knocked it down. If VAR relieved Atlético, Valencia asked the referee to rectify the red card shown to Thierry. This closed their canteen trilogy with a poorly completed crossover that allowed Joo Felix to meet Morata with Mamardashvili. His saving toe describes the ever-increasing goalkeeper who aims high.
There has been a death for the first time. The second was born with the transformation of Saul, who was threatened with yellow by Carrasco. This did not help Atletico take the initiative, which remained suppressed in the trench game, although less overwhelmed in the vicinity of the field. In normal game time so far this season, Simeone called out Griezmann and Lemar. Since Kondogbia and de Paul were not involved, he went in search of game by sharpening the insides. And the play went round as the first time between the two he climbed over the counter to end Griezmann with a shot that entered after touching Carlos Soler.
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