Blacksmith he enjoyed his eighth participation in a game of Atletico de MadridHe has started five times, did not have his best afternoon in the first half, in which like the rest of his teammates left the initiative in the center of the field in the boots of his rival, but improved after the break.
Once again, the rojiblancos left the field without the aggressiveness that could be expected, before an opponent, penultimate of the table, who appeared in Madrid with many doubts.
Only Vitolo's raids and Morata's races saved Atletico in the first act, in which Espanyol advanced through Sergi Darder, in the 39th minute, to take advantage of an error between Koke and Thomas Partey. The Argentine Angel Correa tied in the last sigh of the first part, with a bit, head, in the same goal line that had to be validated by the VAR.
In the second half, Atletico came out with another face. from the first minute a change of attitude of their soccer players could be appreciated. Now they did have the ball and went for the opponent. The Mexican benefited from this, in this more participatory period. Alvaro Morata, along with Vitolo, the best men of Atletico, scored 2-1 in the 58th minute, from a right to the Canary pass.
Morata's goal was crucial to give three points to the Athletic. It was 2-1. Later, in the 92nd minute, Koke made the 3-1, with a decisive participation of the "Fox" who started the play and eased the shot inside the area and let the ball pass so that the rojiblanco captain scored at pleasure.
This triumph places the Athletic to a point of Real Madrid Y Barcelona in the classification and dodges a crisis looming over the Metropolitan, with Herrera as headline. The Mexican, who played the whole game, expects more opportunities