The third round of La Liga officially ended today. Atletico Madrid played against Valencia today. When the two sides were deadlocked, Atlético Madrid’s 31-year-old substitute striker veteran Antoine Griezmann stepped forward to help Madrid. Jing won the second game with a 1-0 victory over Valencia, ranking in the top 6 of the La Liga standings.
In this game, the 31-year-old defender Stefan Savic of Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone’s defensive lineup was out injured, and the newly signed 24-year-old defender Navier Molina also missed the game, which made Madrid The competition is at a disadvantage both in numbers and on the defensive end. However, fortunately, the opponent Valencia made many mistakes in the first half, kicking the ball over the crossbar, missing the opportunity when taking a penalty kick, and being blocked by the defense at the critical moment. win.
Valencia ‘s 19-year-old midfield recruit Yunus Musa scored from long range in the first half, but his team-mate was ruled offside after the video assistant referee (VAR) watched the video and the goal was also ruled out invalid.
Atletico struggled to break the deadlock in the second half, with Simeone sending in substitute striker Griezmann and 26-year-old midfielder Thomas Lemar in the 64th minute. After 2 minutes, Griezmann seized the opportunity to receive Lemar’s cross from outside the penalty area. He hit the goal with his left foot. Although the defending opponent blocked the range, the final strength of the ball hit the defending player and made Bounce back. Griezmann gave Atletico a 1-0 lead in less than five minutes.
After that, Atletico Madrid continued their offensive momentum. In the 85th minute, Atletico Madrid’s 23-year-old striker Matthaus Cunha scored with a header from the left edge of the penalty area, but the goal was disallowed due to an offside foul.
In the end, Atlético got rid of the slump of last Monday’s 0-2 home defeat to Villarreal and beat Valencia 1-0. It is worth mentioning that striker Griezmann also scored 1 goal in the first round of La Liga in a 3-0 victory over Getafe at Atletico Madrid. Replaced by coach Simeone in the starting lineup.