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HE PLAYED HIS 200TH MATCH AGAINST BAYER LEVERKUSEN

Cacho Heredia presents Correa with commemorative plaque after 200th Atleti game

Correa is making history for our club, for which he played his 200th match against Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena.

Correa keeps on making history for our club. In the UEFA Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen at BayArena, Ángel Correa played his 200th game for Atlético de Madrid. The Argentine has reached the impressive milestone at just 24 years of age.

Ramón Armando Heredia Ruarte, 'Cacho Heredia', legendary player who defended our badge 104 times during four seasons, handed Correa a plaque commemorating his 200 matches for our club.

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Cacho Heredia hands a commemorative plaque to Correa after he defended our kit for the 200th time / PHOTO: Ángel Gutiérrez

The striker joined our club in 2015, making his debut on Aug. 22 against Las Palmas at the Vicente Calderón (1-0). Correa was the last player to score at our previous stadium and was also key to our 2018 Europa League success, his first trophy as an Atleti player. The Argentine was a starter in the final against Olympique Marseille, and also contributed to our 4-2 UEFA Super Cup win over Real Madrid three months later by providing an assist for Diego Costa’s equaliser that sent the game to extra time.

Throughout these 200 matches, Correa has registered 30 goals and 31 assists. His performances for our club also earned him his Argentina debut in September 2015, during which he netted one goal in his country’s 7-0 win over Bolivia.

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