We could have seen a fantastic football game terribly Spanish. Atletico Madrid was scared at the Metropolitano in a tantalizing end. Alvaro Morata started hostilities early in the match before Kévin Gameiro punished his former club. The irreplaceable Antoine Griezmann will give the Colchoneros a brief advantage.
Kévin Gameiro scored his 200th career goal (Clubs + Selection)
-67 goals with FC Sevilla
-56 goals with FC Lorient
-27 goals with Atlético Madrid
-23 goals with Paris SG
-17 goals with RC Strasbourg
-7 goals with Valencia FC
-3 goals in Team France #AtletiValencia
– Foot Stats (@Statsdufoot) April 24, 2019
A penalty conceded by Saul will allow Dani Parejo to give hope to the rabid Valencians. A few seconds later, Angel Correa will once again illuminate the game as if from a luminous strike of 25 meters. Atletico therefore keeps in touch with Barça and delays the celebration of the title.
The three lessons of the meeting
Simeone found his offensive trio
In recent weeks, Simeone is planning much more next season. The Spanish experts regularly criticize him for his defensive style, which is far too inconsistent with La Liga. He still proposed a much more offensive approach with a very interesting offensive trio.
Valencia can aim for the C1
With this defeat more or less predictable, Valencia leaves the hand in Getafe and Seville. Yet, in the game, Marcelino's players were more than enterprising. It was a success at many levels. As since the beginning of the year in 2019, the game proposed by the fifth place in the standings is still focused on attack outdoors and at home.
They still miss this defensive rigor which is much lacking Valencians. In front, everything goes pretty well with a Gameiro smartly placed and a Mina who wins a lot. Behind, Diakhaby and Garay still lack precision in their outings. To work.
Koke and Parejo: Viva Espana!
Two circles in this meeting were again distinguished. First, Koke in a somewhat ungrateful role of box-to-box had to be baked and milled at the same time. He was able to distribute in number 8 and also cover the right wing with Juanfran.
Parejo also feasted us. Ball at the foot, there is not much better in Spain and even in Europe. He knows how to do it all: hitting the penaltys, directing the game vertically or horizontally and even recovering balloons.
These two circles dictated the game of their respective teams while trying to walk on the feet of the other.
Atletico Madrid is still confirming its place as a dolphin while Valencia seems already doomed to the feat to qualify in the Champions League. Barça will have to wait until this weekend to celebrate the title.