The goals in the final stretch of Griezmann and Suárez, from penalties, give the victory to Simeone’s team against a rival who played an hour with one less.
With a new comeback culminating in added time, After a battle that lasted one hundred minutes at the San Siro, Atlético Madrid straightened their path in the Champions League yesterday thanks to a valuable 1-2 against Milan, decided by a goal from the French.s Antoine Griezmann and a penalty converted in the 96th minute by the Uruguayan Luis Suarez.
After the epic victories against him Spanish, with a decisive goal in 99, and against Getafe, achieved in 90, and the setback avoided against Villarreal in 95, Atlético was confirmed infinite. He took out his competitive soul, after a bad start and the goal of the milanista advantage of the Portuguese Rafael Leao, and came back to place second solo, with four points, two behind Liverpool.
Six years unmarked
Cholo’s solution to the lack of offensive brilliance seen in recent times, with only two goals in four games, was a super offensive eleven in the last 25 minutes against a Milan that was running out of gas.
Griezmann, Suárez, who broke his European drought at home that lasted for 25 games and six years, Correa, Rodrigo de Paul and Lemar, all on the field at the same time, built a key comeback to avoid significantly complicating the European campaign.
Of course, Atlético suffered on their return to San Siro, the stadium where they lost the Champions League final against Real Madrid five years ago. cloud sustained the rojiblancos with a great save in a heads up with RebicBut he could do nothing a minute later, when Leao struck him down with a cross shot.
The meeting changed after half an hour to see Kessie the second yellow. Atlético looked for the goal, but Suárez was not fine. Simeone moved the bench and the goal continued without arriving until Griezmann equalized and the Uruguayan sealed the success in the last breath.
Milan, 1; Athletic, 2
Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Romagnoli, Tomori, Theo; Bennacer, Kessié, Saelemaekers, Brahim, Rafael Leao; Rebic. Technician: Stefano Pioli. Changes: Rebic’s Tonali (c. 34); Ballo-Touré de Brahim (c. 55); Giroud de Leao (c. 57); Florenzi by Bennacer (d. 81); Kalulu by Saelemaekers (m. 82).
Athletic: Oblak; Giménez, Felipe, Hermoso; Trippier, Kondogbia, Carrasco, Llorente, Koke; Correa, Luis Suárez. Technician: Diego Simeone. Changes: Joao Felix for Trippier (d. 40); Lodi by Hermoso (d. 46); De Paul by Carrasco (d. 46); Griezmann by Koke (d. 61); Lemar by Kondogbia (d. 64).
Goals: 1-0 (m. 19), Rafael Leao; 1-1 (m. 84), Griezmann; 1-2 (m. 96), Luis Suárez, from a penalty.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.