Diego Pablo Simeone took a few minutes of loneliness and reflection to digest what had happened in Mestalla. To assume what had happened in a time of terrifying discount. Minutes in which a victory in the pocket ended transformed into a blushing blur. So Diego got on the stand and empty and dropped his gaze towards infinity. Right after the second goal of Hugo Hard, already in the 96th minute, he searched comfort in the visor that covered his bench. Never before anything had happened to him at the athletic bench. Moreover, the last time the Rojiblancos let two income goals escape, it was in 2005, in front of Mallorca, in Son Moix (2-2). It was just a year ago that he had finished his stage as a player in Madrid.
Maybe Simeone was spinning that last change. A double replacement that made everything jump through the air. Because the entrance of Joao Felix and Herrera, instead of Suárez and Paul, coincided with the takeoff of Valencia, which was not the first time solved some of his problems. "For me, and I have told my players, they have made an extraordinary match. 85 wonderful minutes. The coach was wrong and the team lost two points because of the coach, "he blamed himself before the Chamber of 'Movistar', with the second head of hard still floating in his head. These "wonderful 85" concluded with that last and double movement, in the 87th minute.
Three goals against for the second time so far this season. First was Liverpool, in the Metropolitan, last night Valencia, in Laliga. That dynamite-proof solidity, a hallmark of the Defense Rojiblanca, it seems thing of the past. There are seven goals in the last four league matches (he threw the bolt to his goal against Betis, last Sunday), for a total of 13 in 12 days. They are six so many embedded on the four nights of Champions and five in the two assaults before Liverpool. Since May 8, with that draw zero at the Camp Nou, Oblak does not return to Madrid imbatized. There are seven encounters linking some scratch out of home. Three more adding those of Europe.
A striking digits because only one year ago, after its first 12 days of League (started in the third), Atlético, with the same players ago, had only set six and was one of the most envied walls of the continent. Obviously, his booty was superior: 29 points for the current 23. In that boot, in addition, he discovered the formula of the three centrals as the best path to the conquest of the title. Since the arrival of Simeone, the Rojiblancos had never received so many targets at this point of the championship. Its worst record, 12 of 14/15. Up to four teams (Athletic, Royal Society, Villarreal and Sevilla) have embedded less than them. Real Madrid and Espanyol have gotten them them.
It was not the afternoon of Savic, who beat Oblak unintentionally and ended up witnessing the tie. Neither of Trippier, who ended up in the hospital with a left acromioclavicular subluxation. Yes it was Griezmann, in his best game from him, with somewhat for the memory. However, the exhibition of him finished blurred at the discount. "They tied up for lack of attention, we must be alive. Today is as if we had lost, "Koke self-criticism, the captain, after a month to forget. Between League and Champions: two defeats, three draws and a victory.Updated Date: 08 November 2021, 08:55