Atlético de Madrid come back against a great Salzburg who sought victory throughout the match. Atlético de Madrid beat Salzburg by three goals to two. Thanks to Joao Félix’s double and Marcos Llorente’s goal, Simeone’s team is still alive in the Champions League. The rojiblancos lost against the defending champions, Bayern Munich. They are second in group A.
Atlético de Madrid needed to beat Salzburg to continue in Europe and beyond, following last week’s loss to Bayern Munich. The game was not easy for Simeone’s men. The Austrian team fought, played and pressed for ninety minutes of the match.
The match between Atlético and Salzburg was exciting and intense, at the height of a Champions League match. Atlético de Madrid took the lead thanks to Marcos Llorente’s left-footed shot in the 29th minute. Although they had had a couple of clear opportunities previously, as did the Austrian team. In the 40th minute, Salzburg player Szoboszlai received a pass from midfielder Berisha and scored the equalizing goal.
Intense, rhythmic and energetic was the second part of the match. And the most important thing loaded with goals. The Austrians went ahead on the scoreboard thanks to a shot from Berisha in the 47th minute. However, Salzburg’s joy did not last long, since five minutes later Atlético de Madrid tied the game again. Former Barcelona player Luis Suárez started the comeback play, Correa made a great pass to João Félix, who was in charge of scoring the second for Simeone’s team.
From there, Atlético de Madrid came to the top and looked for Cican Stanković’s goal. Koke tried in the 72nd minute, but it was João Félix again in charge of scoring the third goal for Atlético. A very valuable goal for Atlético, who achieved their first three points in the Champions League this season. Atlético de Madrid beat Salzburg and placed second in Group A.
Atlético de Madrid: Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Felipe, Renan Lodi (Mario Hermoso, 82 ‘); Correa, Héctor Herrera (Lucas Torreira, 82 ‘), Marcos Llorente, Koke; João Félix and Luis Suárez (Lemar, 82 ‘).
Salzburg: Stankovic; Kristensen, Ramalho, Wöber (Onguéné, 63 ‘), Ulmer; Mwepu, Camara, Junuzovic (Ashimeru, 63 ‘), Szoboszlai; Daka (Koita, 30 ‘) (Okafor, 84’) and Berisha.
Goals: Marcos Llorente (min 29, 1-0), Szoboszlai (min 40, 1-1), Berisha (min 47, 1-2), João Félix (min 52, 2-2), João Félix (min 85, 3-2).
Referee: Ovidiu Hategan