Spain: La Liga
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
The Champions League group tournament has the matches with the prefix “super”. And one of such matches was held on last Wednesday at absolutely new arena of Atlético de Madrid Wanda Metropolitano with the participation of the teams of Diego Simeone and Antonio Conte that ended with the fantastic victory of the champion of England (1:2).
So, what had happened during the match of two top football clubs and why does the finalist of the Champions League 2014, 2015 become the underdog of its group?
Reasons of fiasco of the Diego Simeone’s team
For many years the central zone of Colchoneros was protected by two irreplaceable holding half backs – Gabriel and Tiago Mendes. Alas! Now the 34 years old captain of the club from Madrid is performing less and less and Tiago this summer has finished his gaming career and now acts as Simeone’s assistant.
The tandem of two holding half backs of Atlético seems to be very experimental from match to match. And the winger Koke is taking this position more often. It is obvious that at the background of the majority of weak teams of the Spanish La Liga the tandem of Koke- Teye would be very solid. And during the match against Chelsea such tandem has absolutely lost the control over the ball and that is why 3/4th of the gaming time the guests spent in defense. The result is known – 1:2 (the winning goal was scored by Michy Batshuayi on the 94th minute…)
Group c champions’ race
By the results of two last rounds the team of Diego Simeone having gained only 1 point is now a ‘catching’ team:
Group C: Chelsea – 6, Roma – 4, Atlético – 1, Qarabağ – 0 …
But here, by the analogy with Borussia Dortmund in group H the situation can be improved. As Chelsea and Roma are going to meet with each other in two nearest meetings and Atlético will earn 6 new points during two meetings against the champion of Azerbaijan. And then on the 22nd of November during the fifth round Colchoneros will host Roma.
That is why getting into the 1/8 final of the Champions League of the team of Diego Simeone depends only on its successful game in future. And now we are facing the away match of Colchoneros against Leganes.
Leganes – 6.03, draw – 3.45, Atlético – 1.78
Our tip: Atlético to win - odds 1.78 5Dimes