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GREAT MATCH BY OUR TEAM AGAINST A POWERLESS PSV

Saúl and Oblak win the first Champions League match

Saúl scored on 43’ and Oblak saved a non-existing penalty in the last minute of the first half.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez

PSV 0 – 1 ATLÉTICO DE MADRID

PSV:
Zoet; Brenet, Isimat, Héctor Moreno, Willems; Pröpper, Hendrix (Ramselaar, 67’), Schwaab (Pereiro, 80’), Guardado; De Jong and Narsingh (Bergwijn, 80’).

Atlético de Madrid:
Oblak; Juanfran, Godín, Giménez, Filipe Luis; Gabi, Koke, Saúl (Fernando Torres, 77’), Gaitán (Tiago, 60’); Griezmann and Gameiro (Carrasco, 65’).

Referee: Martin Atkinson (England). Booked the home player Héctor Moreno (21’); and the red and white Gabi (30’) and Giménez (45’).

THE GOAL:
0-1. 43’. Saúl,
from half a scissor kick, scores close to the right post of Zoet.

Amazing debut of our team at the Philips Stadion, with top class football. First-touch game, walls, triangulations and a lot of verticality, something that surprised PSV. But the response of the Dutch was quick and the match was far from being one of those seen last season. With a fearsome midfield, Gabi, Saúl, Koke and Gaitán, Atlético generated a great deal of danger for the Dutch. Koke, Saúl and Filipe tried Zoet until Saúl managed to score on 43 minutes. Just on the last minute, a non-existing penalty from Giménez on Narsingh that was executed by Guardado and Oblak made a sensational save.

The second half continued on the same path, with Atlético controlling the gale and PSV having a hard time trying to reach our area. Oblak was another spectator and it was Zoet who was trying to evade Atlético’s attacks. There was time for Tiago to enter the playing field to control the game more and so Carrasco and Torres could have minutes. First and important triumph of Atlético in this Group Stage of the Champions League.