An appointment with final drums for Atlético , who were bidding to widen the difference with Barcelona and Real Madrid, played to all physicality by both, ended with a red-and-white victory cemented by the Llorente and Suárez couple. Nine goals the first, eighteen the second. The two punctual in the area. Llorente to draw on the edge of half-time and Suárez to scratch a penalty as soon as the second half began, which ended up tracing Muniain's goal.
The duel did not respond to the classic Simeone-Marcelino of other times. Both coaches are aware that dominating the games from the withdrawal in their own field no longer gives so many returns, although the Atlético coach insists on it from time to time. The two technicians played from the beginning so that their players looked at each other in the opposite field, that they went to seek recovery as far as possible from their goalkeepers. The leader came out dressed in a 4-3-3 in which, as Luis Suárez's companions, Carrasco and João Félix started. The Portuguese showed ownership after the volley that his coach launched the day before, which combined talent with the will to clarify his substitutions. He threatened with dizzying driving and was later subjected to several repetitive ankle fouls. Athletic endured the rojiblancos' revolutionized exit, remaining firm in defense and in the middle. He did not shy away from the voltage of his rival and dominated him when the ball began to run. Between Vesga, De Marcos, Berenguer and Raúl García began to elaborate the kind of circulations with which Simeone's team suffers the most. Atlético has a very bad time being made to run from side to side. It cracks and that's where Athletic's goal came after the quarter of an hour. De Marcos spotted a hole between Felipe and Hermoso that Williams broke through. The center behind him was so bitten by Muniain that he fooled Oblak. Through that same corridor that De Marcos discovered, Madrid and Celta made the goals in the last minutes that earned them to scratch their respective draws at the Metropolitano. Simeone has work there.
AtléticoOblak, Savic, Felipe Monteiro, Trippier, Mario Hermoso, Lemar (Saúl, min. 66), Koke, Marcos Llorente (Kondogbia, min. 87), Carrasco (Renan Augusto, min. 88) , João Félix (Correa, min. 66) and Luis Suárez (Lucas Torreira, min. 71) Athletic Unai Simón, Unai Núñez, Yuri, Yeray, De Marcos (Capa, min. 79), Vesga (Dani García, min. 58) , Muniain (Jon Morcillo, min. 79), Unai López (Unai Vencedor, min. 72), Berenguer, Williams and Raúl García (Villalibre, min. 72) Goals0-1 min. 20: Muniain. 1-1 min. 46: Marcos Llorente. 2-1 min. 50: Luis Suarez. Referee Jesús Gil Manzano Yellow cards De Marcos (min. 37), Vesga (min. 40), Felipe Monteiro (min. 42) and Renan Augusto (min. 92)
The goal hurt Atlético, who for a long stretch ran with more puzzling that order behind the ball. And with it he began chained the inaccuracies typical of the state of concern in which he placed Muniain's goal. The dismissal of his team was amended by Simeone ordering the return of the three centrals and the two lanes with whom he has governed the championship. In the final arreón of the first half he blunted Athletic more by legs and rhythm than by game. He tied at the limit of halftime for a defensive distraction from the visiting defense similar to his own. Carrasco leaked a pass to Lemar that the Frenchman turned into a balloon in the center of the area. There he emerged as a nine of a lifetime Marcos Llorente to connect a frentazo that, after playing in Unai Núñez, surpassed Unai Simón. The ex-Madrid player already has nine goals, who continues to be determined to increase his status as a midfielder. The Athletic players claimed to the referee that the time had elapsed before Atlético braided the play of the tie.
And on Llorente's back and his recovered connection with Trippier on the right, he turned the marks [/ TEX] dor Atlético shortly after the restart. The combination of that infernal wing established this course ended with Luis Suárez facing Unai Núñez on the side of the area. The Uruguayan scratched a penalty with an outward cut stopped by the Athletic center-back's boot. The Uruguayan himself was in charge of deceiving Unai Simón by pushing the ankle twist to the maximum and applying a soft touch.
The immediate exchange of Marcelino, Dani García for Vesga, had little impact. Atlético had to keep order and his high rhythm so as not to be rushed. And when he began to feel that the match could be broken, Simeone began to operate. He retired first João Félix for Correa and Lemar for Saúl. Later, he closed the armor with the departure of Torreira by Luis Suárez. The triple movement was intended to cover the center of the field and leave the responsibility of the counterattacks in the legs of Marcos Llorente and Carrasco and the waist of Correa. Some against mounted. Until the former was replaced by Kondogbia and the Belgian by Lodi. And already in the back, Unai López was able to make up for his misfortunes with a header that he directed at Oblak's hands. The match ended in the Slovenian goal area, with Atlético suffering and defending their real advantage in the table in a lateral foul because they have all played the same thing. </CW>