Diego Pablo Simeone appeared at the press conference before the game with Juanfran Torres. Both stressed the importance of the game and the requirements of playing against a team like Uruguayan side Nacional in the spectacular setting of the Centennial Stadium.
This Sunday will see Atleti end their Euro-American Cup in Montevideo. The opponent will be National after their youth team beat Peñarol in a game that decided which Uruguayan team would represent their country in this tournament.
Villa, Óliver, Manquillo, and Borja Gimenez took part in a game with players from the Atletico Madrid Youth Honor Division team in a game played on field 4 of the Sports City. Borja (2) and Villa scored the goals in the game
The Football League has announced the schedule of the first two games of the season. We play against Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan on Sunday the 18th at 23:00 hours and receive Rayo on Sunday 25th at 19:00.
The game we played at the National Stadium in Lima against Sporting Cristal in the Euro-American Cup served as a tribute to two deceased young Peruvian who passed away recently. Both teams wore armbands in their honour.
A goal from the homegrown midfielder gave us the first victory in the Euroamerican Cup. The midfielder put it in the top corner from outside the box in the final stages to give the side a deserved win.