He Atlético de Madrid fell against all odds against the Cornellà in the second round of the Copa del Rey. The rojiblanco team played a bad game and were overtaken by the Catalan team, led by Guillermo Romo, thanks to a bit of Adrian Jimenez in the first minutes of play.
The colchonero were unable to score a single goal in the Nou Municipal. Neither did they finish adapting to the artificial grass and the dimensions of the pitch. But this should not serve as an excuse to justify a stumbling block of considerable proportions and that tarnishes the good record of the Madrid team in this championship.
Going to the sports plane, Simeone He opted to give the opportunity to players who were having fewer minutes on the course. And for the most part, they did not respond. Players like Lodi, Vitolo, Kondogbia, Torreira or Saúl, who acknowledged at the end of the clash that he was not well “mentally”, they could not impose their football against Cornellà, who played an extraordinary match to lower the rojiblanco team in the KO tournament
It was expected that Kondogbia or Torreira, who with their performances had been demanding more minutes, took a step forward in this cupbearer commitment, as did I gave it. About Vitolo, the hopes of recovering him are diminishing. The canary had before him the mirror of Lemar, in a situation similar to yours not long ago and that with work and the confidence of Simeone Not only has he managed to have more prominence, but now he even enjoys ownership.
The Frenchman was one of the footballers that Cholo left in Madrid. A group that is being important in recent weeks and of which the Frenchman is already part. Oblak, Luis Suárez, Carrasco, Llorente or Hermoso were other players who saw the game on television.
FIVE OF LEON REPEATED
A setback similar to last season, also at this time, in front of the Cultural Leonesa. So, Atlético was able to see the door, but ended up falling in extra time. And it so happens that five players who were starters in the Kingdom of León returned to be so on Wednesday at the Nou Municipal de Cornellà. Is about Felipe, Saúl, Vitolo, Correa and Joao Félix. Saponjic He also had minutes in that meeting and in Cornellà.