Atletico manager Diego Pablo Simeone and Sporting Cristal’s Roberto Mosquera attended the presentation of the match between the two teams in the early hours of Thursday. Diego Costa and Carlos Lobaton accompanied their coaches in the press conference.
Atletico Madrid wore black armbands in mourning of the tragic train accident in Santiago de Compostela. In addition, before the game, the two teams formed in the center of the field for a minute of silence for the victims.
Benfica and Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement for the transfer of the goalkeeper, who signed for the next four seasons with our club. The first of these he will play on loan at Greek side Olympiacos.