Antoine Griezmann, during a match with Atlético de Madrid


Atlético is still not 'taking off' this season despite having a great squad

Published:18/09/2021 - 18:51h

Updated:18/09/2021 - 18:51h

Atlético de Madrid has returned to 'play' this Saturday in LaLiga, after the frustrated debut in the Champions League, against Porto

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The Athletic of Madrid has not been the same team 'intractable' that the one of the past season that consecrated champion of LaLiga Santander. The 'Cholo' Simeone has not given with the key to achieve the best version of his team, in spite of that his staff has reinforced very well this summer, with incorporations crash of the size of Antoine Griezmann or Matheus Cunha. After the varapalo in the debut of the Champions League, with tie 'in extremis' against the Carry, have gone back to 'puncture' in the domestic championship.

This Saturday, in the visit of the Athletic of Bilbao to Wanda Metropolitan, the feelings of the 'colchoneros' were very agridulces. They did not achieve 'break' the wall of Unai Simón, in spite of that Griezmann and Ángel Correa began like headlines and later Joãor Félix and Luis Suárez también jumped to the field. Both teams, is true, were very defensive but added several clear opportunities, in a party in which Gil Manzano was clear leading, with included controversy.

In the minute 78, after a played in which Joao Félix was held by a rival, the action finished in a braceo of the luso that finish with the impact in the face of the Basque player. The referee took out the yellow cardboard. The catchword of the 'colchonero', asking "to my?" And, after confirming it, aiming a 'are crazy', finished with the second yellow and expulsion of the attacker of 21 years.

Extension of the party against the Port wine

The doubts become the norm with an Athletic that follows without despegar and that has cost him the 'luck' of the champion in the first days of LaLiga, but that in this week has banished and remained a team with still a lot of lacks that desconectaba very easily and that yielded in front of the pressure of the contrary, with the same script in front of the Carry in the Champions League and now in front of the bilbaínos.

It is the third trip consecutive home, remembering the tie 'in extremis' in front of the Villarreal before the stop of selections, that finish with an autogol unusual of Mandi in the 90+5. To this seguidilla of doubts in the parties, it is necessary to add him the controversial victory in front of the Espanyol of Barcelona, the past weekend, after it had added ten minutes of extra time, so that Thomas Lemar annotated the goal of the victory in the 90+9.

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