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Carrasco scores in a valuable win

Great match by an Atlético that repeated the victory against Bayern from five months ago. Carrasco scored before the break and was instrumental in the second win in this group stage.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez



Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Savic, Godín, Filipe Luis; Koke, Saúl, Gabi, Carrasco (Gameiro, 71’); Griezmann (Thomas, 92’) and Fernando Torres (Nico Gaitán, 79’).


Bayern Munich: Neuer; Lahm, Boateng (Hummels, 62’), Javi Martínez, Alaba; Xabi Alonso, Vidal, Thiago (Kimmich, 62’); Müller (Robben, 59’), Lewandovski and Ribéry.


Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland). Booked the home player Saúl (15’); and the visiting Lahm (26’), Thiago (33’), Boateng (40’) and Vidal (85’).



1-0.  35’. Carrasco, from the edge of the box, kicks a measured shot that hits the post after an assist from Griezmann.

Five months later, Atlético was face to face with Bayern at the Calderón. In April, to play the semi-final of this tournament, and now to open the season in this group stage in the red and white coliseum. Simeone’s team stood up to the Germans from minute one and after a first warning from Müller, our players went all out for Bayern. Carrasco and Torres warned, the later with a shot that hit the post until the Belgian scored his superb goal after a good assist from Griezmann. 

In the second half, the Germans were not happy with the result and a tough Atlético appeared, which did not allow the Bavarians to create clear danger. And if the time came, Oblak was there to save it. Just as on 56’ to a finish from Alaba. Later, to chances from the Germans with shots from Lewandovsky, Ribéry and Robben that went wide. But always with a dangerous Atlético each time it played in Neuer’s area. And then came the penalty of Vidal on Filipe Luis in the 83rd minute that Griezmann crashed on the crossbar. In the end, the history of last season repeated itself and our team won a very important victory against one of the largest teams in Europe.