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Thrashing at El Sadar by a great Atlético

Atlético de Madrid closed the win in the first half. Oblak saved a penalty kick by Roberto Torres and Godín and Gameiro knocked out Osasuna in a minute. Carrasco ended the final thrashing.

PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez


Osasuna: Nauzet; Tano (Imanol García, 46’), Miguel Flaño, Unai García, Carlos Clerc; Berenguer (De las Cuevas, 73’), Oier, Causic, Roberto Torres; Oriol Riera and Kenan Kodro (Riviére, 57’).

Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Juanfran, Giménez, Godín, Lucas; Correa (Carrasco, 65’), Gabi, Tiago, Koke; Griezmann (Thomas, 84’) and Gameiro (Saúl, 70’).

Referee: Mateu Lahoz (Valencian Committee). Booked the home players Tano (10’) and Causic (22’); and the visiting Tiago (21’) and Giménez (31’).

0-1. 37’. Godín
heads into the net in the box from a corner kick delivered by Koke from the left.
0-2. 38’. Gameiro from a genius pass by Correa, crosses and beats Nauzet.
0-3. 90’. Carrasco wins the ball from Unai García and beats Nauzet with a low shot.

Atlético de Madrid put on track the match against Osasuna in a minute, with Godín's header and the counterattack that Gameiro finished. The truth is that our team was playing a great game. The chances to score were red and white, with three warnings. First Gameiro, then Giménez, and later Correa. The last two were saved by Nauzet. In between, a penalty kicked by Roberto Torres which Oblak saved spectacularly.

The second half was a red and white monologue. Total control, just like the first half, although the third goal was yet to come. And it could have arrived in a collective play with Tiago's shot that Oier saved under the sticks. Oblak was a mere spectator in the second half, thanks to the excellent defensive work of the whole team. Carrasco closed the game in the last minute with a good goal. Important victory to advance positions in the table and overtake Villarreal, which was beaten by Alavés this week. Now, we have to switch our mind-sets to face next Wednesday’s King’s Cup in Salamanca against Guijuelo.