FULL TIME: Mallorca 0 – 1 Atletico Madrid

After Athletic ‘s victory in Getafe, it was time to make good on last weekend’s victory against the Basques. To do this, Simeone introduced Azpilicueta on the right in the defense of five and Correa as the only striker, with Morata on the bench. The Madrid native being the only substitute attacker on the San Moix bench.

A game that started and in what way. After five minutes, Riquelme received it in front of the ball and after a classy gesture, sent it to the back of the net . All after a right hand that put the colchoneros ahead .

He knows that he must vindicate himself and this match on the island could be his moment. After that, he controlled Atleti very well with a 4-5-1 and without letting the vermilion team reach the mattress goal. Only Muriqui tried to comb a lateral center from Darder that Oblak saved without any problem. Good feelings from the team, despite playing away from the Metropolitano .

After a first half of total dominance, Mallorca wanted to put pressure on Atleti and did so with a man to man. The local pressure was suffocating and forced Simeone ‘s men to play long. A situation that caused a perfect counterattack after a robbery by Correa , who on the front gave the ball to Marcos Llorente who, after poor control, finished high. Atleti forgave the sentence ten minutes into the second half, and the Cup runners-up wanted to take advantage of that .

Only Darder had it, after a shot from the edge of the area, which Oblak deflected into a corner. The dominance was clear, but the difference was minimal and the locals wanted to close his stay. The last minutes of the game were not going to be easy, and that’s when Larin appeared . After a mistake on the left, the striker hit it to break and Oblak cleared it very well.

The entry of the Canadian striker was causing headaches for the mattress defense. That made Cholo give way to De Paul to put muscle in the midfield and Morata to try to close the contest.

All with the locals focused on the Slovenian goalkeeper’s goal. But Unocerismo seemed to return, and in what way, when Nahuel , who had gone out for the break, could not continue. Muscle injury to the Argentine, who had to retire in the 90th minute to make way for Savic .

The Argentine broke, in a defensive action, which certified Atleti ‘s narrow victory . A victory that leaves Cholo ‘s team two steps away from mathematical classification for the next edition of the Champions League . Now, Celta de Vigo .

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