Liga Santander: Thomas submits to Getafe | sports

Liga Santander: Thomas submits to Getafe | sports


Blunt, serious, and scathing under Thomas's offensive baton, Athletic He unraveled Getafe. A rival who seemed uncomfortable with the mimicry of Bordalás with Simeone. It was the Ghanaian who with two good individual actions that solved the checkerboard that was intuited.

As expected, football started belonging to coaches and you know in these cases. Everything planned in two tenants of the bench of very similar fur. Nothing is given away and nothing is done without a tactical sense. A string of non-negotiable commandments to strengthen the block and not yield spaces. A serious context, where the players leave mentalized that the party will be of long digestion. No distractions Play and abide by everything. If Jorge Molina put his elbow in the mouth to Godín in the first air balloon disputed and this did not rechistó, neither did the forward of the Getafe when the central Uruguayan swept him from behind. Both internalized the blows received as part of the sobriety with which the party was cooked in its infancy. Each team with its particular hairdresser to comb the long balls: Saúl at Atlético and Jorge Molina at Getafe. Once the game was attacked, each attack in the first half hour was interrupted by inaccuracies in the pass, tactical fouls or the defensive prowess of both teams. In each of the funds, Oblak and David Soria were mere spectators in the front row of the boredom generated by the tactical games.



Athletic

4-4-2 (D.P.)


Yellow card

Yellow card

Santiago Arias


Yellow card

Yellow card

Rodrigo


Change

Víctor Mollejo leaves

Kalinic


Red card

Red card

Cabrera


Red card

Red card

Djene


Change

Sale Cristoforo

Nemanja Maksimovic


Change

Sale Samuel Sáiz

Antunes


Yellow card

Yellow card

Angel



Getafe

4-4-2 (D.P.)

Yes Simeone and Bordalás wear the same Italian suit, the Getafe coach put it more decisively. It was his team that gave the space and the ball with more brazenness. And it usually happens that when a team has more the ball, soccer starts to be more of the players. And more in two coaches who give more importance to the game without the ball than with it. There, already, the interventionist slater is smaller. Send the individual quality. It was not Correa, to which his condition of agitator comes to the hair for this type of duels, and Lemar was in one of those parties that points more to the bench than to the ownership. But Thomas was moving around in areas where it hurts. It appeared between lines and Maksimovic was cleaned with a spout before filtering a pass to Griezmann, who had been placed in risk zone for Damián and Bruno, between them. The maneuver of the French was forceful. Control and dry shot to the base of the pole. An action in the line of categorical last month in which it is justifying its millionaire renewal by fulfilling what was demanded: be decisive week after week.

The goal amplified the dominance of Atlético and the figure of Thomas. Again fundamental to return to boring the defensive framework arranged by Bordalás. Stole Saul, Griezmann folded to the Ghanaian and he made a game change to the left side by which Lucas appeared. The center of this first Kalinic hunted in a good move, but his shot stretching his leg to get the tip crashed into the chest of David Soria. The rebound was riveted by Saúl with the opportunism of the attacking goalscorer he has. That much, as the party also, illustrated nuances of the new mold in which Simeone works. Thomas increasingly strengthens as a couple Rodrigo. Understand better the position and occupation of spaces that Koke and Saul. And also that his relationship with the ball is better and less committed in the opposite field. Saul, without having to go through the left side that repels him so much, his role leads him to become a specialist. First to extend the overhead balloons overhead and then to step on the area and its surroundings. To the extent that he becomes a dominator managing those two situations, he will be able to fight Koke, Correa, Lemar and Vitolo when Morata arrives, as everything seems to indicate, and Diego Costa recovers.

Schism in the stands by Morata

The possible arrival of Álvaro Morata generated a point of division among the fans of Atlético. The song that emerged from the bottom of Atlético's ultras – "Less Morata and more Borja Garcés" – was answered by the vast majority of the rest of the stadium with whistles. I]Already in press conference, Diego Pablo Simeone was aligned with the followers who give the approval to Morata forgetting his Madrid past: "The opinion is respectable and people can say what they want. I look for players that serve the club and the team, "said Simeone. The Argentine coach did not miss Thomas' match, which he raised to the status of world star: "If he had come from City or United, we would talk about a wonderful, fantastic player … Now, coming from the club, we say that He is a good player. I consider it as if it came from United or from City. "

With two goals of advantage to the rest for the Athletic one it was sufficient. He let Getafe maneuver more, now with Jaime Mata as a substitute for Jorge Molina, changed in the interval. Godín was also replaced at halftime as a precaution. If Simeone was already looking at Sunday's game with Betis, Bordalás might already have been aiming for the Copa match in Valencia. He did not stop competing his team, but he barely hurt. The clearest chances were already for Atlético. Giménez was generated by legs a shot coming from the front of the area that repelled David Soria. Mollejo, daring, and again aired by El Cholo, also tried a whiplash that scraped the ends of Getafe's goal. Rodrigo, after a prodigious wall with Saúl, could not overcome with a picadita to Soria. Once again, soccer was about the players. And there, of course, too, they bolt for bad. Djené was sent off for a double yellow card and Cabrera for applauding an action by the referee to end a match that began to dominate the coaches and was decided by the players. In this case Thomas.



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