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Thrashing at El Helmántico

Two goals in the first half and four in the second one sentenced Guijuelo in a packed El Helmántico stadium with plenty of red and white fans in the first leg of the first knockout round of the King’s Cup.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez


Guijuelo: Enrique Royo; Alvaro (Néstor, 59’), Ayala, Héctor, Aitor Aspas; Luque, Jorge Juliá; Piojo, Mike Fernández (Jonathan Martín, 59’), Pepe Carmona (Dimas, 73’); and Antonio Pino.

Atlético de Madrid: Moyá; Vrsaljko, Savic, Giménez, Lucas; Thomas, Saúl, Caio (Juan Moreno, 69’), Nico Gaitán; Carrasco (Rober, 59’) and Correa (Olabe, 81’).

Referee: Undiano Mallenco (Committee of Navarra). Booked the home player Héctor (30’); and the visiting Savic (61’).

0-1. 29’. Saúl scores a penalty from Héctor on Carrasco.
0-2. 45’. Vrsaljko connects into the net a masterful cross from Thomas.
0-3. 50’. Carrasco finishes a counterattack from Caio after a pass by Correa.
0-4. 54’. Carrasco scores again after a good play from Gaitán with a pass from Saúl.
0-5. 57’. Correa pushes into the net a cross from Lucas.
0-6. 85’. Rober controls in the area a cross from Vrsaljko to score from a low shot.

Atlético de Madrid knew clearly that it wanted to leave with the knockout round on the right path in an outstanding setting. More than 16,000 spectators with plenty of red and white presence on the stands saw how the game and the chances of our players came one after the other. Caio and Gaitán warned the local goalie and in the third chance came Saúl's goal from a penalty foul on Carrasco. A little later it was the Belgian who saw how his shot hit the post and Enrique Royo avoided the second one. But he could not clear Vrsaljko's excellent effort after Thomas' sensational pass.

In only seven minutes of the second half we scored three goals, two by Carrasco and one by Correa, all in collective plays and with triangulations and quality touches. Moyá avoided the goal from the team of Salamanca in the first dangerous intent but he saved the one-on-one with Antonio Pino. It was the debut with the first team in an official match of an inspired Caio, and of Rober, Juan Moreno and Olabe. Rober scored his first goal with the first team closing the thrashing against Guijuelo. The Academy played a major role in this season’s Cup premiere.