It will come as no surprise that Atlético Madrid is the ultimate fighting machine on the football field. Tonight it showed again. In a fight to the death in Estadio do Dragão, Diego Simeone’s team was the lesser of FC Porto, but still came out on top.
The Spanish team won 3-1 thanks to hits from Antoine Griezmann and ngel Correa and join Liverpool in the eighth finals of the Champions League. FC Porto continues in the intermediate round of the Europa League.
Suarez in tears
Within fifteen minutes Simeone’s team already had to deal with a blow when Luis Suárez had to go to the side injured. As Matheus Cunha took his place, the Uruguayan burst into tears on the bench.
Even without Suárez, Atlético’s first big chance was. After a nice dribble by Carrasco, Lemar shot at goalkeeper Diogo Costa from close range and Griezmann also failed to pass the Swiss-born Portuguese.
Then Porto pressed the opponent with his back against the wall. Luis Díaz forced goalkeeper Jan Oblak to a clever reflex and Mehdi Taremi just couldn’t get the rebound.