Ten-man Atleti lose at Anfield

Our team lost 2-0 at Anfield on Wednesday. Felipe was sent off in the first half and Suárez had a goal disallowed in the second.

Miguel Warren-Piper

Atleti lost 2-0 at Liverpool on Wednesday in the Champions League. Felipe was shown a straight red card in the first half and Suárez had a goal disallowed in the second.

Despite a positive start from Simeone’s men, in which we came close to scoring, the hosts took the lead in the 14th minute through a Jota header. We tried to react well, but Liverpool scored again 21’ into the match. Mane doubled his side’s lead. Things got even worse shortly thereafter, when the referee showed Felipe a straight red card and forced us to play with 10 men for over 50’. We reached half-time with the score at 2-0.

The second half looked challenging with a two-goal deficit and with a man down. However, Suárez scored in the 58th minute to put us just one goal behind, but the goal was disallowed after a VAR check – which claimed Giménez was inches offside in the build-up. Simeone decided to strengthen the team defensively after that, bringing Lodi and Herrera on for Suárez and Joao Félix. Our coach made another double change 10’ later, as Koke and Carrasco made way for Vrsaljko and Cunha. Our last change came in the 75th minute, when Javi Serrano – who made his debut – replaced Correa. Herrera had a good chance to pull one back, but the game ultimately ended 2-0.

Next up: Valencia on Sunday.