Diego Simeone and Felipe Monteiro in a match of Atlético de Madrid


Simeone chooses the key piece of his plan to stop Messi: Felipe Monteiro

Published:29/11/2019 - 22:45h

Updated:29/11/2019 - 22:45h

Atlético de Madrid wants to beat Barça in their duel in LaLiga, and it knows that a large part of his options are to stop Leo Messi. Diego Simeone would have already chosen the key piece in his plan to deactivate him, which would be Felipe Monteiro

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Athletic of Madrid and FC Barcelona contest this weekend one of the partidazos of the day of LaLiga, that will be determinant in the fight by the title. In Wanda Metropolitan will see the faces an applicant that shares leadership with the Real Madrid and another that, waiting for the Classical postponed, already sees to his two greater opponents to six points of distance. Win this Sunday is more important that never.

In the capital know that have a margin of error almost invalid, and thus they will treat to move away of some statistical little halagüeñas. This season Is costing them add victories -five in the last 16 parties-, Diego Simeone never has won to the culés in the championship of the regularity and the last triumph 'colchonero' in this same tournament against this rival produced in the campaign 2009-10, does almost a decade.

For I satisfy of evils, the rojiblancos are the second favourite victim of Leo Messi, that has lumbered with them 29 goals in 38 commitments in all the competitions. The balance of the Argentinian is not, for nothing, bad, and taking into account that it measures to one of the best groups of the First Division, his 23 victories, nine ties and six defeats it is necessary to take them into account. It is an authentic headache.

The preparador athletic knows that big part of his options go through to brake to the '10', that after a start of marked course by the injuries has burst manufacturing with targets or assistances 12 of the last 19 so many suspender belts of his team. In Champions League, in the Camp Nou, went back to roar in front of the Borussia Dortmund, with a goal and two definite passes in a 3-1 that tieed up this Wednesday the pass of his to eighth of final.

The Athletic prepares a plan 'anti-Messi'

In these circumstances, the Athletic already prepares a plan 'anti-Messi', that will need of the collaboration of all the lines but especially of the medullary and the defence. In the last assessments exist doubts on if the best is a centre of the physical and conclusive field or a more offensive proposal for tutear to the champion, but what is clear is that the retaguardia will happen an examination of level in which it touches to fine-tune the preparation.

Felipe Monteiro has surfaced recently like man of confidence of the 'Cholo', and could be key in the bet against the crack. The Brazilian arrived of the Carry with the difficult task to relieve to a legend like Diego Godín, and hardly some months have sufficed him to turn into indispensable. His recent performance in Europe, drying to Cristiano Ronaldo, is the best of the guarantees, since the luso hardly generated danger.

In the war of guerrillas that will be the party, it will be necessary to loan special attention to this duel, since both footballers arrive in full form. The rojiblancos will treat to do strong through the community to demolish to a direct rival, but the Barcelona will not remain short and, líderados by Leo Messi, will look for to throw to one of his opponents of the career by the first place.

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