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Jornada 6: Atlético Madrid 2 Osasuna 0

Posted by atleti on September 30, 2007

Third win in a row! The scoreline flatters Osasuna as we had very clear opportunities to put the game out of reach.

Abbiati; Seitaridis; Pablo; Eller; Antonio Lopez; Raul Garcia; Maniche; Reyes (58′ Maxi); Simao (58′ Luis Garcia); Forlan (79′ Jurado); Aguero

Note that three changes were made in the backline: Abbiati (for injured Leo Franco), Eller (for injured Perea), and Antonio Lopez (for Pernia, no injury, just rotation)

37′ Raul Garcia
81′ Aguero (strong candidate for Pichichi!)

1st Half
Great first half with an absolute cracker from long distance by Raul Garcia. We created quite a few dangerous attacks with Forlán and Agüero as active participants.  Osasuna hardly created anything except for sporadic shots by Portillo. We played very well through the center as well as the flanks. Simao was far more effective than Reyes, who appeared to have ‘disappeared’ for some portions of the first half. Kun was unfortunate not to have scored a goal.

2nd Half
More pressure from Osasuna, but we had more clear opportunities at goal: at least 3 opportunities for KUN and 2 for Maxi. Our counter-attacks were quite good– KUN scored his goal from one– another goooolazo.

Men of the Match: Raul Garcia and Aguero

Special mention:Abbiati & 2nd half sub Luis Garcia.

All in all, fantastic win– our third in a row! We are confident, playing well, and the team is coming together very well.

Next up: away to Barcelona!

[Addition: Before then, UEFA 2nd leg against Erciyesspor.]


9 Responses to “Jornada 6: Atlético Madrid 2 Osasuna 0”

  1. Linda said

    Interesting game coming up. We’re injury-hit right now, but the game against Stuttgart should give us an indication of how much it will affect Barca. Atleti’s always difficult for us, though.

    (Incidentally, don’t you guys play an UEFA Cup game this week?)

  2. atleti said

    Bogey team effect and all that! Torres always loved playing against Barcelona (well, except for last season’s painful thrash). It’ll be an incredibly interesting game, that’s for sure.

    Yes, our next UEFA game is this week, Thursday. More on that before then!

  3. atleti said

    NB: another interesting angle on next weekend’s game: Messi versus Aguero, both are on great goal-scoring runs and tied for Pichichi at the moment.

  4. Linda said

    Torres scored so many times against us, it was uncanny.

    You’re right, it will be great to see Messi versus Aguero, not least for the players themselves, since they’re such pals.

  5. Willen said

    Go Atleti!

    There are some ppl supporting Atleti in Brazil… like me! Go atleti! =P

  6. atleti said

    Welcome, Willen!

    It’s been a good three weeks for us, no?! :)

  7. lara said

    An excellent win yesterday! I think that one was important psychologically as we look toward the Barca game. It sounds like we had a stronger, more confident game. Niiice. :) Aguirre also seems to be making more and better substitutions now which is giving us some good flexibility.

    Here’s hoping for another great win on Thursday!!! And then it should be fun watching Messi and Aguero.

  8. atleti said

    I really fancy our chances against Barcelona! They have been very impressive so far, but so have we recently. Can’t wait; at the very least a point would be good since Camp Nou is a tough place to leave with anything.

  9. […] final game against Osasuna this season. We played them at home back in September (2-0 win for us). Click here for that wrap-up…Happy days. How long ago was that? Seitaridis was fit and Maniche was still […]

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