Athletic Club beat Atlético Madrid and will play the final against Real Madrid. Photo: Athletic Club.
Atlético Madrid said goodbye to the 2022 Spanish Super Cup after losing 2-1 against Athletic Club. Those of ‘Cholo’ Simeone failed to maintain their advantage and ended up falling in the last 15 minutes. All this for the semi-finals of the tournament at the King Fahd International Stadium (Riyadh) in Saudi Arabia. Check out the best moments of the match. Let’s remember that they beat the ‘whites’ in the last final by 2-1.
Yeray (77′) and Nico Williams (81′) scored the comeback goals for Athletic Club. Unai Simón (62′ / own goal) had advanced in Atlético Madrid after Joao Félix’s header. José María Jiménez (90′+4) was sent off.
Nico Williams, a 19-year-old striker, was emotional at the end of the match. “I went to greet my mother (she was in the stands), she is very excited. And I also for sharing all this with my brother (Iñaki), I hope that more joys come. It is an unforgettable moment, we dream a lot about this”, he said on DIRECTV.
On the other hand, the Atlético Madrid coach was critical of the media. “There are things that cannot be hidden, you have to talk about them because you can see: the team does not have defensive strength in the air game. And that takes away from us the opportunity to have better games, as well as a better position in LaLiga Santander”, he launched.
With this, Marcelino’s team will play the Super Cup final against Real Madrid, who beat Barcelona 3-2 in a great game. This will take place on Sunday, January 16.
It is important to highlight that Athletic Club and Real Madrid were also the finalists of the Spanish Super Cup in the 2020-21 season. The ‘red and whites’ finally ended up winning 2-1 and now they will defend the title again. Both goals were scored by Raúl García Escudero at 18 and 38 minutes of the engagement.
MIN 81: Nico Williams goal for Athletic Club’s comeback. 2 goals in 4 minutes.
2 goals in 4 minutes for Athletic Club against Atlético Madrid for the 2022 Spanish Super Cup. (Video: DIRECTV)
MIN 77: Goal by Yeray after a powerful header in the heart of the rival area. Tie in Saudi Arabia.
MIN 62: Goal by Atlético Madrid. Joao Félix headed in and the ball ended up hitting Unai Simón’s back.
Joao Félix made it 1-0 in Atlético Madrid vs Athletic Club for the 2022 Spanish Super Cup. (Video: DIRECTV)
SEG 8: Joao Felix could have scored the fastest goal of 2022. But it was disallowed for offside.
Joao Félix’s goal disallowed in just 8 seconds in Atlético Madrid vs Athletic Club for the 2022 Spanish Super Cup. (Video: DIRECTV).
Atletico Madrid: Oblak; Giménez, Hermoso, Vrsaljko, Carrasco; Llorente, Kondogbia, Koke, Lemar; Strap, Felix.
Athletic Club: Simon; Yeray, Martinez, Balenziaga, De Marcos; Garcia, Zarraga, Berenguer, Muniain; Sancet, Williams.
Teams will face each other in search of the final of the tournament, where Real Madrid is already, who yesterday defeated Barcelona 3-2 in a tremendous duel. The clash for the title will take place on Sunday the 16th. In this note you will find all the details: schedules, channels and much more.
Before the match, Koke Resurrección, Atlético Madrid midfielder, gave his impressions. He first spoke about goalkeeper Jan Oblak’s present.
“We know the level of player he is. For me he is the best goalkeeper in the world. Although this year we do not have the fortune of other years, but he is seen with enormous security, “he said.
“From my point of view it will be an intense match. We’ve known each other for a long time. We know your coach. The only thing that worries me is how we enter the game and try to do what they ask of us on the pitch”, he commented.
And what did Diego Simeone say? “When you wear the Atlético Madrid shirt, they are all important games. Because you are representing the club, the people and the team. The only thing that matters to us is winning today’s match”.
On the other hand, Marcelino, coach of Athletic Club, also gave his opinion. “We are up against a good team. But we are also aware of our competitive level. We played 3 games against Atlético Madrid: one we lost, another we tied and the last one we won. Always with adjusted results. We are far from them.”
“We will try to be the same as usual: successful and accurate in our area, and on the contrary take advantage of those that arise,” he closed.
The last time they met, Atlético Madrid and Athletic Club drew goalless at the Wanda Metropolitano. It was for the fifth day of LaLiga Santander (September 18, 2021).
SCHEDULES OF ATLÉTICO MADRID VS ATHLETIC CLUB
– México / 1:00 p.m.
– United States (Miami) / 2:00 pm
– Perú / 2:00 p.m.
– Colombia / 2:00 p.m.
– Ecuador / 2:00 p.m.
– Venezuela / 3:00 p.m.
– Bolivia / 3:00 p.m.
– Paraguay / 4:00 p.m.
– Uruguay / 4:00 p.m.
– Chile / 4:00 p.m.
– Argentina / 4:00 p.m.
– Brasil / 4:00 p.m.
– España / 8:00 p.m.
2022 Spanish Super Cup semifinal schedule.
CHANNELS TO SEE ATLÉTICO MADRID VS ATHLETIC CLUB
– Argentina / DIRECTV SPORTS.
– Brasil / Star+, Fox Sports 1 y Claro.
– Chile / DIRECTV SPORTS.
– Colombia / DIRECTV SPORTS.
– Ecuador / DIRECTV SPORTS.
– México / Sky HD y Blue To Go Video Everywhere.
– Peru / DIRECTV SPORTS.
– Saudi Arabia / SSC.
– Spain / #Let’s go.
– United States / ESPN + and EPN 2.
– Uruguay / DIRECTV SPORTS.
– Venezuela / DIRECTV SPORTS.
CALLED FOR ATLETICO MADRID
Summoned by Atlético Madrid for the 2022 Spanish Super Cup.
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