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THE MATCH WAS SETTLED IN A BRILLIANT FIRST HALF

Overwhelming red and white superiority

Atlético de Madrid thrashed Astana in a match that had only one colour: the red and white. The match was settled in the first half with a clear 5-1. There were plenty of chances to have scored more goals.

T. Calvo / PHOTO: A. Marín

ATLÉTICO DE MADRID  7  - 1  ASTANA
 
Atlético de Madrid:
Guille; Carlos Isaac, Montoro, Lucas (Nacho Heras, 57’), Damián; Juan Moreno, Perea (Pape, 46’), Andrés, Rubén Fernández (Salomón, 57’); Keidi and Rober.
 
Astana: Zhunussov; Berg, Amantayev (Nurmagenbet, 61’), Saulet, Zimoglyad; Assainov (Burayev, 65’), Zainetdinov, Baigazy (Zhakipbayev, 76’), Saginov; Assylkhanuly and Kuanyshbay.
 
Referee: Nicolas Laforge (Belgium). Booked the locals Perea (37’) and Andrés (84’); and the visitin Saginov (50’) and Zhakipbayev (88’).
 
GOALS:
1-0.  15’. Rober
receives in the box a cross from Juan Moreno, controls with his chest and beats the goalkeeper with a low drive.
1-1.  21’. Kuanyshbay takes advantage of a mistake in apass to dribble Guille and score.
2-1. 23’. Juan Moreno finishes with an extraordinary drive from the corner of the box.
3-1. 28’. Lucas scores from the 6-yard box to a corner kick.
4-1. 29’. Rober scores with a low shot from the edge of the box.
5-1. 35’. Juan Moreno converts a penalty from Berg on himself.
6-1. 56’. Keidi scores after a pass from Andrés.
7-1. 74’. Salomón dribbles his defender, faces the goalkeeper and beats him with a high shot.

Atlético de Madrid made short work of Astana with a landslide of 7-1 that fell short for the merit of our team. The first goal took its time to arrive but shortly later the Sports City was surprised when the Kazakhs scored, taking advantage of an error made by Atlético. That emboldened our guys, who stepped on the accelerator and managed to score four goals more before the half time.

Great match by Keidi, Juan Moreno and Rober, with Andrés starting as a midfielder and then played as a centre-back in the substitution of Lucas. There was time to see Salomón in action, who scored a trademark goal, dribbling his rival, speeding away and finishing well. The goals were widely distributed, with two goals from Juan Moreno and Rober, although one of them could have taken the ball home because there were more chances to score.  

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