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    26 year old in New York; Passionate fan of the beautiful game; lover of Argentina (los Albicelestes); long-suffering, devoted supporter of Atlético Madrid (los Rojiblancos) for the past 13 years.
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Jornada 5: Athletic Bilbao 0 Atlético Madrid 2

Posted by atleti on September 26, 2007

Too bad it wasn’t on TV. In any case, it was another great (albeit tough) win– not to mention another clean sheet.  Athletic tried their best to get back into the game: they held quite a bit of possession in the 2nd half, had two goals rightly disallowed, & hit the woodwork twice. For our part,  we started strong (particularly the 1st half), but that fluctuated throughout the game. At the end of the day, it’s a great win for los rojiblancos and I’m thoroughly happy. [GREAT GAME FOR KUN, too!]

11′ Aguero
78′ Forlan


Great to see Forlan score a Liga goal- AND WHAT A GOAL IT WAS! Plus, Kun continues on his sharp goal-scoring form.

Here’s Aguirre’s tactics:
Leo Franco; Seitaridis; Pablo; Perea (46′ Ze Castro); Pernia; Simao (58′ Maxi); Raul Garcia; Maniche, Reyes (65′ Luis Garcia); Aguero; Forlan

OPINION: it’s reassuring to see that Aguirre did not resort to negative (aka defensive) tactics when we were 1 up. It’s also good to see Reyes start again.

I also worry about Maxi‘s form. I wonder why it has been so poor– it’s been quite some time since he recovered from his long-term injury. What’s the deal?

MINOR OBSERVATIONS: Good game for Luis Garcia, even though he only came in as a sub. Reyes, good, although there is some discussion that he ‘disappeared’ for moments of the game. Simao, it seems, still needs some more time to fully adjust; we know what he can do, it’s only a matter of time that he finds his niche.

picked up a muscular injury on his thigh and was subbed out in the 46th minute. Leo Franco was also struggling towards the end– more on that if it’s severe. At least we know we have a solid 2nd choice goalkeeper in Abbiati, if it’s anything long-term.

Again, it’s great to win our second in a row.


[Next up: Home to Putasuna– whoops, I mean OSASUNA! ]

2 Responses to “Jornada 5: Athletic Bilbao 0 Atlético Madrid 2”

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