Atlético de Madrid adjusted accounts with Dortmund after the beating 4-0 in Germany, the goals of Saúl Ñíguez and Antoine Griezmann allowed the colchoneros to take revenge and equal the lead of Group A of the Champions League on a great night in the Wanda Metropolitano.
Cholo’s plan was perfect, they gave away the possession of the ball and waited like leopards in their field the opportunities to come out and counter-attack, they lacked effectiveness and a bit of luck or maybe a decent striker. Correa had 3 clear opportunities in the first half that ended up in the goalkeeper’s hands, until the 34th minute that Saul opened to the left to Filipe Luis, with a desert ahead overflowing and sent a center that Correa let pass to Saul himself who came from behind and send it to keep putting the white and red team ahead on the scoreboard.
After the goal the Atletico overflowed Dortmund ‘s team that could not find answers to the intensity of the colchonero game, the last 10 minutes was a harassment of the Dortmund area having as main figure his goalkeeper Roman Burki that would keep the result until the break.
In the second half, the plan was the same as the first one, they gave away possession and came out on the counter, perfectly executed again and finding their prize at the 80th minute with a goal from Frenchman Antoine Griezmann. The final 2-0 does not represent the domain that had the athletic Madrid during the game.
An important victory for Cholo that shows to have a deep and full staff of quality, that the injuries do not affect him in the intensity of his style, at least when playing in the metropolitan Wanda. Atletico and Dortmund share the lead of group A with 9 points and it seems that they will be the 2 classified to the knockout stages, it is still necessary to decide the order, and in that will have their participation the Bruges and Monaco who will fight for the position of Europe League.