even Though the two were dressed in black and they kept the party should under coats also reinforced by the chill that accompanied the night, Thierry Henry and Diego Simeone were rather little during the 90 minutes that the ball was in play on the lawn of the Wanda Metropolitan. The stamp of the French, almost always drawing with open arms and the gesture of the face twisted, as if he did not understand what was going on. I looked at their players as if the body to ask you to stop the match, grabbed the waistband and move them around the field as if the driver of a driving school it were. The penalty, for him, is that the dead times have not come to the football, and to maintain a minimum conversation, or wait three quarters of an hour, or left the throat in the attempt. "I have seen it as if it were a player", joked Henry, referring to the behavior of Simeone, hyperactive, as always, throughout the game, but stop the argentine had more than one at the same time.
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"The match was very good until the 70th minute. We interpret well-how to start, where to hurt them in the part offensive, where we had mobility to find the spaces because they were locked", they tore out the coach of Atletico, before you clarified what it was that made it, in those final minutes everything changed. "We ran out of energy", stated; "the match on Saturday was very hard on the team was with low energies and the rival, as in all the matches of the Champions league, he grew up", he later added.
The reality is that the penalty given Gorabet by the referee Finnish, Matthias Gestranius, in that moment of the encounter that cost him a second yellow card by hand to Savic, could well change the sign of the game if Falcao had been successful to convert it. But the colombian missed its third launch in the Champions league (the most full of failures in the competition) and the reaction was obliterated. "Remember moments spent with the team, the kindness of the people in all the time I have been shown, so very grateful to all of them, I took this nice memory with me", confessed the colombian, who before the match received a plaque from the hands of Diego Godin, for his time as the red and white between 2011 and 2013.
"The most important thing was to be in the second round, especially after what happened last year," added Griezmann, remembering the last elimination in the group stage, the only one that has not exceeded the team atletico in the last six seasons, the seventh in nine entries. "It is true that we have relaxed and when it happens, it either makes us sick. But we have to be with the great first part which we have done," assessed the frenchman, who scored his fourth goal in this phase, equaling his best record to date, accomplished during the season 2015-2016.
"We've been a little shy", he dared to say to Henry, in reference to the bad start of the match for his team, who conceded two goals in just 25 minutes. The first, that of Koke, the fastest in the history of atletico in the Champions League. "You come here and you get a goal so early and everything is more difficult", said Henry, who, however, wanted to leave a message for the fans of Atletico. "Why don't you go win the Champions league? Yes, the end is also in their stadium," said the frenchman, although that yes, there was a "but" waiting. "Although, I will say Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid... There are many teams that can win it", completed after.
"it Has been a magical night" defined, for his part, Correa, in an excess of hype for a meeting the athletes had controlled from the beginning and did not falter even with a player less in the last few bars. And although Simeone appeared before Henry, as if they had exchanged messages telepathically (in addition to agree with the black of his clothing), he replied to his colleague about the application for the title: "nothing serves us ilusionarnos with the end, and imagine that we're playing in our house because the reality is what counts, and that will be what we obey".