Lima, January 13, 2022Updated on 01/13/2022 03:58 pm
Luck accompanied Joao Felix in the first joy of Atlético de Madrid vs. Athletic Club, match of the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup. The Portuguese hit a header and a rebound off goalkeeper Unai Simón favored him to make it 1-0 at the King Fahd International stadium in Saudi Arabia.
Frenchman Thomas Lemar was in charge of taking a corner kick for the ‘Colchoneros’. The winger’s serve came over the edge of the small area. In that place, the former Benfica beat them all from the top to finish off at the far post. The definition of Portuguese did not represent a greater danger for the ‘Lions’.
However, there was no communication between goalkeeper Unai Simón and central Yeray Álvarez. Then, the balloon hit the post, then hit the back of the ‘1’ of Bilbao and crossed the goal line. That is how the first goal of the day arrived, with some luck for Diego Simeone’s men.
Atlético de Madrid vs. Athletic Club: the preview
Atlético de Madrid, which is far from repeating its brilliant performances of last season, will appear at the King Fahd Stadium with the sensitive loss of striker Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman suffered a relapse of his right thigh problem last Thursday in the Copa del Rey against Rayo Majadahonda.
The ‘Aleti’ will be able to count, on the other hand, with his two main scorers in LaLiga: the Uruguayan Luis Suárez and the Argentine Ángel Correa, author of three goals in the last two matches of the mattress team, although Simeone prefers to put the accent on the whole . “It is a balance between all,” he said last Wednesday at a press conference.
On their side, Athletic Club does not arrive at their best at the meeting after their draw with Alavés in LaLiga at the weekend, accumulating their tenth match without a win in the last 12 dates of the competition.
The Athletic coach will be able to count on all his troops except Unai Vencedor and Unai Núñez, both victims of muscular injuries.