Atlético de Madrid has been characterized by its order and good defense in recent years to face Barcelona and Real Madrid in the league and be the annoying team that nobody wants to face in Europe.
The team suffered the greatest defeat of the Simeone era when they fell 4-0 against Dortmund. The result revealed three major problems of the Atletico team: They do not serve outside of Wanda, the bad moment their strikers go through and the lack of ideas in the attack front. This time it was not even an aim problem. Atlético de Madrid went to the break without being able to shoot a goal once and when the match ended only Saul and Correa had shot on goal, while Dortmund had already put its 4 with an impressive Achraf and a double by Guerreiro.
The lack of goal at Atlético de Madrid is not something strange, the worrying thing is how fragile was the defense, the greatest strength of the “colchonero” team that was broken by a Dortmund that came without its best striker with an injury, Paco Alcácer.
Simeone after the defeat only had praise for the opposite “They were superior. I think we had a good first half, where absolutely nothing happened and their goal appeared. They have been forceful, fast, precise, they were clear about the objective … And when you are strong the match opens up. Dortmund played a great game. I loved”. Cholo’s statements remind me of the Stockholm syndrome, the match was not the only thing that opened that night little Cholo.
Group A is almost defined with Dortmund as leader with 9 points and Atlético de Madrid with 6, the basement is shared by Monaco and Club Brujas both with one point.