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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 9: Levante 0 Atlético de Madrid 1

Posted by atleti on October 28, 2007

Early Forlán goal was enough to see off Levante.

It wasn’t the sharpest performance– indeed, we ‘suffered’ through long portions of the game because of the slim lead. The most important thing, however, is that we held on to collect the 3 points.

Leo Franco; Perea, Pablo, Zé Castro, Antonio; Raúl García, Maniche, Maxi, Luis García (61′ Reyes); Agüero (89′ Jurado) and Forlán (66′ Simao)

26′ Forlán (assist by Kun)


A Few, Random Notes
-the goal did not change Levante’s approach to the game (they didn’t do much)

-for long portions of the game, we held 60% possession

-13 shots in total, 5 at goal for Atleti

– Our best chances came in the 2nd half; Kun, Maxi, & Simao all had golden opportunities to score an insurance goal

-No new injury worries (always a good thing)

-Forlán adds to to his impressive goal tally

All in all, it wasn’t  a big win as I would have liked, but I’m satisfied that we return to Madrid with 3 crucial points. We climb to 5th place. Villarreal’s loss at Zaragoza keeps the top half of the table tight, which is great.

 Next up: Home to Sevilla!


5 Responses to “Jornada 9: Levante 0 Atlético de Madrid 1”

  1. Mohammed said

    As you have said “3 crucial points”. This shows the team has changed mentality; in last two seasons, the team had problems playing against teams in the bottom of the table (I don’t know why!). Last season we lost from Real Sociedad (away) and drew with Gimnastic (at home)and both were at the bottom of the table then.
    Congratulation to all Atleti fans and lets hope for a good result against Sevilla.

  2. atleti said

    Very true. We dropped so many unnecessary points in previous seasons to teams that we should have won against. The difference between last season & this one is noticeable.

    Sevilla are a tough test, but we’re playing at home– the crowd will be the 12th man on the pitch.

  3. Ringo said

    1-0 ,4-0 ,I was close.

  4. atleti said

    ‘A win is a win is a win!’

  5. ~lara said

    I was hoping for more goals, but I’ll gladly take this win! :)

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