Jornada 7: Barcelona 3 Atlético Madrid 0
Posted by atleti on October 7, 2007
The photo says it all really.
After a truly promising start, we went down a goal after a sloppy clearance by Abbiati, which allowed Deco to tap in #1. Shambolic goalkeeping at it’s best. After that point, we lost focus and Barcelona played their game. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: this was always going to be a tough game for us. It’s not so much the loss, but the manner in which we lost that’s the difficult pill to swallow.
OFFENCE, MIDFIELD, DEFENCE
It’s difficult to come away with any positives from this performance beyond the first 20 minutes. Kun missed a golden opportunity to put us ahead before the 1st goal. As one article puts it, “El ‘Kun’ no apareció. Messi sí.” Maniche was ineffective in central midfield. Few bright moments for Simao and Reyes. Defence, especially Abbiati, cost us the game. We lost our rhythm and didn’t look like we could get back into it.
Aguirre’s tactics: Abbiati; Seitaridis; Pablo; Zé Castro (45′ Eller); Pernía; Maniche; Raúl García; Simao; Reyes (54′ Maxi); Agüero (62′ Luis Garcia); Forlán
Aguirre gives Luis Garcia such little playing time in Liga. Besides that, why did he replace Luis with Kun? If Kun is fit, there’s no reason to substitute him out, especially when we are down by 2 goals. Granted, he wasn’t having a good game, but I always feel it’s important to maintain two strikers.
Not much else to say.
Disappointing result, but not the end of the world.
Next up: home to Real Zaragoza.
SALUDOS to all & FORZA ATLETI