Atletico lost his streak Coimbra

Atlético de Madrid lost today at the Académica de Coimbra field (2-0), against a Portuguese team that achieved their first continental victory in 43 years, and postponed his pass to the sixteenth of the Europa League, tournament of which he is current champion.
Atlético again dispensed with figures such as the Colombian Radamel Falcao or the Turkish Arda Turam in Europe and fell due to two goals from the Portuguese winger Wilson Eduardo (28 y 70, penalty) after having won the last 16 continental matches. Besides, Madrid add their second consecutive lost match after also losing undefeated status in the Spanish League, on Saturday against Valencia (2-0).
The group directed by Diego Simeone, blunt in attack, hardly carried danger. Used to giving up possession, ‘The mattresses’ they felt uncomfortable with the weight of the initiative in front of a disciplined and attentive team. The Navarrese Raúl García and the homegrown players Saúl and Koke, the 'trivote’ creative arranged by the ‘Cholo’ Simeone, combined in a sterile way with the Spanish international Adrián López, the attacking lighthouse substitute for the accurate Radamel Falcao. Only the left flank of Brazilian full-back Filipe Luís was vindicated in the offensive chapter, also diminished by the absence of the Turkish creative Arda Turan.
En los primeros 45 minutes, the current champion of the Europa League only counted one auction to the 16, signed by Raúl García. The Academician countered his rival with a physically powerful midfield capable of elaborating fast counterattacks directed by the fast wingers ‘Marinho’ and Wilson Eduardo. The latter, trained in the prolific quarry of Sporting de Lisboa, advanced to “the students” in it 28 when he hunted a lateral center by getting ahead of the Portuguese side Sílvio Azevedo.

Following the goal, the Spaniards were even more exposed to the backlash. Argentine Cata Díaz disarmed one two for two directed by Wilson Eduardo at the end of the first half. After the interval, Simeone called the youth squad Pedro Martín to the detriment of Saúl Ñiguez to spur the rojiblanco attack. In the outbreak of Spanish reaction, Koke warned with a shot deflected to a corner by goalkeeper Ricardo.

The Academic contracted lines and decided decisively for the counterattack. Simeone then rescued from the bench the Turkish Emre, who scored a free-kick in the victory against the Portuguese two weeks ago.- to find a way out of the tactical mess his team had fallen into. The Turk debuted with a tense shot that grazed the goalpost. “the students” and Raúl García repeated an attempt with another intentional shot. However, the central Jorge Pulido committed a penalty on the Guinean Salim Cissé and Wilson Eduardo executed the penalty in the 70 by tricking Sergio Asenjo with a shot to the center.

The Atlético coach tried to accelerate in the last twenty minutes by removing the Portuguese Tiago for the Tunisian with a French passport Abdelkader Oueslati, the fifth youth squad used by the colchoneros. No reaction capacity, Atlético accepted a defeat that forces them to take extreme precautions in the next two days.

Julio Muñoz

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