Atletico Madrid’s Accusing Of Authorities Only Serves To Motivate Their Cause Against Barcelona

Atletico Madrid’s Accusing Of Authorities Only Serves To Motivate Their Cause Against Barcelona


By Andreas Vou (@AndreasVou89)

Missing the interest rate and sharpness which accustomed to cause havoc across Europe during the last decade, he certainly isn’t the player he was once, but against FC Barcelona and particularly in the Camp Nou, Fernando Torres always appears in the future alive.

On 25 minutes, the 32-year-old striker was performed through by Koke that, because he always does at the house of the Catalans, duly converted for his eleventh goal in 15 games against Bar?a to provide his side charge along with a big away goal.

But within moments, the Spaniard went from hero to villain: a frustrated hack in the legs of Neymar gained him a yellow card before a clumsy tackle on Sergio Busquets introduced in regards to a subsequent red to depart Atlético by having an tough task.

Until that time, Diego Simeone’s tactics were working in a treat. Many expected an exciting-out defensive display from Los Rojiblancos against a wounded animal which was Bar?followers their Clasico defeat.

Rather, Atleti began with three forwards and were restricting Bar?a to hardly any in early period. Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Carrasco assisted carry their side forward and stop a Bar?a onslaught, and also the plan was running easily.

Been with them not been for any superb finger-tip save by Marc-Andre ter Stegen to deny Griezmann minutes before Torres’ second yellow, the tie might have been from sight.

The red card indeed altered the sport. While Bar?a had just a few half chances within the first half, the very first 10 mins from the second saw an onslaught in the home side. After 63 minutes, the equalizer finally came through Luis Suarez prior to the same player obtained another having a fine header to provide Bar?a a narrow advantage entering next week’s second leg.

The just dismissal introduced the typical cries of injustice that appears to follow along with every defeat against Bar?a whenever a decision is the opposite of the losing side.

“I am not to imply what I wish to say,” was Diego Simeone’s opening line in the publish-match comments, before adding that “we began to bother certain people” implying it had become within the script for Bar?a to become aided through the authorities. Filipe Luis meanwhile bemoaned that “the red card was totally unfair”.

It is an exciting-too-convenient excuse for side’s who are unsuccessful at Camp Nou to put the entire blame around the officiating. Atleti were in charge as well as their tactics were just right up to Torres’ clumsy challenges.

The aim of ruffling the down of the top opponent is really a prominent a part of what’s designed a once timid Atlético in a position to contend with the continent’s elite and Torres’ stern challenges go hands-in-hands with Simeone’s philosophy.

Instead of accept the dismissal, it suits the Atleti boss and gamers to bemoan the referee’s mess and Bar?a’s so-known as favoritism.

Simeone’s relentless protestations around the sidelines and waving of imaginary cards each and every foul committed with a Bar?a person expressed the ‘us against them’ attitude the Argentine is keen to enforce.

Atlético could feel aggrieved that it hadn’t been ten against ten, like a hurry of bloodstream towards the mind potentially might have arrived exactly the same punishment for Suarez, who appeared to remove at Juanfran, cheap the Uruguayan obtained two times applied salt in to the wounds.

Yet Simeone and co. playing the victim card for that delivering off serves to ease responsibility using their part and turns into a convenient safety internet for that relaxation from the tie.

It might be harsh meaning it deprived them of the better result they looked set to attain, however the blame are only able to be pinned on Torres, not the authorities.




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