He had barely pointed out the end, Diego Pablo Simeone launched a formidable Sprint towards his footballers to participate in the party. As if he was still one of them. He let himself be carried away by the ecstasy of the moment, on one of the most liberating nights he has lived in Europe. Correa did not start in two of a hug for very little. The gestures of him, observed with magnifying glass in recent times, talked for themselves on the green of Do Dragao. There was nothing to hide. The occasion deserved it.
"It's 10 years in the club and the team excites me even more than everything that happened at this time," described the Cholo with a broken voice for happiness. «We exceed the difficulties without central. With Vrsaljko, he played with a broken face, and Kondogbia in that position. The whole team was involved. In the difficulties, the group appeared, "added the Mister Rojiblanco, which has exceeded eight of the nine phases of groups that the team has played since its landing, that December 23, 2011.
For the third consecutive year, Atlético found the way in the last episode. After defeating the Lokomotiv (2019) and the Salzburg (2020), the feat arrived at Do Dragao last night. A memory that will last a long time in memory. "We will remember him as the classic champions matches of all life," said Simeone, relieved to have drawn a destination that announced ruin. Now the Derbi on Sunday, in the Bernabéu, is seen with other eyes.
Still short dress appeared through the press room Rodrigo de Paul, who only takes a few months in Madrid and has already had time to experience one of those adrenaline rings that come as standard with the shield. "When I came to Atlético I liked that idea of never stop believing. These nights will always be. I hope that all the people who have supported us continue with us, "held one of the three scorers of the night. His was the 0-3 that uncorked the champagne before the end.
It was the night, too, of two classics that, combined, used to be synonymous with something great in the past. Griezmann scored goal number 25 in Champions and the room in this edition. "We are a group and we need everyone to get where we want. We never stop believing, "said the French striker, who walks on the numbers he left before leaving Barcelona. Oblak, the other ingredient of that cocktail, recovered the usual color of him with several of those basic stops that missed him so much. "I do not see that there is a limit and if it is necessary to suffer," the Slovenian goalkeeper was honest.
He did not want to pass the Simeone occasion to praise, once again Correa, which decayed the triumph to the backgolpe, after an assistance from Griezmann. "It is a clear message for the dressing room: difficulties, commitment and giving everything," explained the technician, he may still remember that embrace on the lawn where he almost part in two half-headed.
By eighth time in nine adventures in the Champions with Simeone, the rojiblanco shield will be one of the 16 chosen ones who are present in the Eighth Eighth Bomber, on December 13, in Nyon. They await coconuts like Manchester City, Ajax or Bayern. But that is now the least.
The fact is that Atlético was able to sew the wound and, by passing, to leave Porto with a peak of 12.4 million euros: 9.6 by the passport to eighth and 2.8 by victory. You can still continue increasing an account that, the previous season, reached 91.4 million. Last night was an economic relief, yes, but, above all, it was a monumental respite from his own soul.Date Of Update: 08 December 2021, 07:37