‘Beat Man City’ in front of 60,000…Simeone says: “Thanks to the fans for supporting us despite the delayed kick-off!”

Diego Simeone thanked the fans for their patience during the delayed match.

Atletico Madrid defeated Manchester City 2-1 in the second leg of the ‘Coupang Play Series’ at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. After losing 3-5 in the first leg against Team K-League on the 27th, Atletico ended the tour on a high note by defeating City.

Atletico deployed a 3-5-2 formation, with Griezmann and Morata up top and Lino, Koke, Lemar, De Paul, and Aspilicueta in the midfield. In the back, Hermoso, Witsel, and Söyuncu started. Oblak was in goal.

Against them, City lined up in a 3-2-4-1 formation. Holland started up front, supported by Grealish, Gundogan, Foden, and Alvarez. In the middle of the park, Rodriguez and Stones paired up, and the back three was Laporte, Dias, and Walker. Ederson was in goal. 메이저사이트

From the start, the game was fiercely contested. It was a preseason matchup, but it was a matchup that would be played in the European Champions League, so it was a heated affair. The tone of the first half was set by City. Atletico tightened up their defense and kept City’s attacks at bay, then went on the counterattack.

After a scoreless first half, three goals came in the second half. Atletico made a substitution in the 16th minute of the second half, dropping Morata, Griezmann, Koke, Lemar, De Paul, Lino, Aspilicueta, Hermoso, and Witsel in favor of Depay, Correa, Barrios, Llorente, Saul, Riquelme, Carrasco, Costes, and Murillo.

It didn’t take long for the opening goal to come. In the 22nd minute, Defoe played a one-two with Correa at the front of the penalty box before ripping a powerful right-footed shot into the net. With the momentum on their side, Atletico added a second goal. In the 29th minute, Carrasco sprinted onto the ball and unleashed a powerful right-footed shot. The ball left his toe and landed squarely in the corner of the goal.

Atletico held on for the win, holding off City, who scored a late goal in the 40th minute. Speaking at the post-match press conference, Simeone said: “First of all, I want to thank the fans for their patience despite the delay, and I was happy to see so many Atleti jerseys in the stands. I think these matches will help us to further develop the Asian market.”