Simeone: to play as Eibar, better Eibar

first_imgIntensity. To play as Eibar, better Eibar. That was what happened to Atlético in the first half. Mendilibar arrived wanting to win a match for the first time to Simeone. And he raised the crash as he always does in Ipurua. He went out to pressure Atlético and impose his direct football. He managed to prevail in most of the duels and win the second play and with that, and the actions with the ball stopped, he reached the break 1-0 and if it is not for Oblak the advantage could be greater. Simeone came out with his classic 1-4-4-2 (Oblak; Arias, Savic, Felipe, Saúl; Correa, Herrera, Thomas, Vitolo; Morata and João Félix)Side saul. Simeone had decided to take Saul from the left side of the beginning. And in the first half the Spanish international barely joined the attack once. In the second half, Saul advanced his position and attacked permanently on the left and Arias also joined on the right. Atletico began to have an inside game when Vitolo and João Félix began to associate demonstrating that when the good guys get together the team can take the initiative. Atlético’s push caused Eibar to defend a few meters further and find himself more in disgust. The tie seemed closer than Eibar’s second. Then (minute 72) he decided to put Lodi for Herrera and placed Saul in the double pivot next to a Thomas who returned to be very irregular and alternated good actions with relevant failures. Bad changes. Atletico continued attacking well and creating danger to Eibar, developed because when the rojiblancos matched the intensity and advanced lines quality prevailed. Marcos Llorente was missed in this match to overcome the first pressure line of Eibar. For half an hour in the second half, João was comfortable leading (the teammates were looking for him) and spreading the rojiblancos attacks when (minute 82) the Cholo decided to remove the Menino to enter the Camel squad. Then (minute 86) he removed Vitolo to debut another canterano: Oscar Clemente. Simeone removed João Félix and Vitolo, the two who had played best in the second half. The changes didn’t work out this time. Instead of the draw came 2-0. That said, to play as Eibar, better Eibar.last_img

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