Oblak stops the penalty taken by Ocampos.MARCELO DEL POZO / Reuters
Atlético left Pizjuán with a feeling of injustice. “There has been a clear hand from Ocampos in the same play of the goal, another in the area… Everyone has seen it, but hey, it's time to continue, fight. They have to see it in the VAR [although as a rule I could not review the action as it was not the immediate goal], but as other days it has favored us, today it has not been on our side ", Koke positioned himself. "It is very clear and there is little to comment on," added Tomás Reñones, Atlético's representative in Seville . But Simeone downplayed it: “I'm not staying with that detail. I don't think it is decisive ”. It happened, however, that the penalty was signaled in the opposite area
Oblak also complained. “I have congratulated the referee for the game. Some of us have seen one thing and others another… It's a bit uncomfortable. They could whistle something else. But that's how it is. We can talk and yell, but we're only going to get yellow. You have to look ahead ”, reflected the goalkeeper, who could feel annoyed because he did everything to keep a clean sheet until Acuña scored. He even saved a penalty again
It was whispered that Oblak was not skilled at this fate. A misleading statistic because his meager solvency was used in the batches – he has stopped two of the 32 that have kicked him in his career – but not to what he has done under the mattress sticks. Against Sevilla he explained himself again by stopping the shot from Ocampos' 11 meters, as he did last week against Alavés (Joselu shot) to validate the triumph of his team.
The same did not happen against Sevilla, but it is attended to the figures, Oblak has saved nine of the 29 penalties that have been shot with the Atlético shield to his chest (31%). And, compared to the other two goals of the LaLiga greats, he comes out winning, as Courtois has been able to stop four of 37 (10.8%) and Ter Stegen, 9 of 45 (20%).
Oblak's recital continued against the shots from Ocampos, De Jong and Suso, also against En-Nesyri and again Ocampos. Until Acuña made a target. “Navas's pass is appreciated. It's who we are, a team, and that's what's important, ”agreed the full-back, a first-time scorer.
Atlético replied little or nothing — a shot from Llorente and another from Koke , one last from Correa—, to the point that Luis Suárez was barely seen, perhaps to receive the fifth yellow after an absurd scuffle with Acuña, so he will not be able to be against Betis the next day.
"We have a large squad and we must all be plugged in to get this forward" Koke stated. "They are not excuses, we have a squad to compete," Simeone stressed. With Oblak it will be easier, but Atlético no longer has a margin, with Real Madrid at three points and Barça (quoted this Monday at the Camp Nou with Valladolid), at four. "You have to work," said Simeone . “We depend on us. No doubts ”, Koke closed.
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