JEDDA (SAUDI ARABIA) – Atletico Madrid company in the semifinal of the Spanish Super Cup played in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The team coached by Simeone has inflicted the third heavy comeback of the Valverde management at Barcelona. After the reversals of Rome and Liverpool in the Champions League, here is the heavy 3 to 2 suffered in Jeddah. Barcelona led 2 to 1, then Atletico Madrid went to take the qualification in the final minutes of the match.
Atletico Madrid took the lead in the 46th minute with Koke on Correa's assist. The Atletico midfielder came before the Barcelona goalkeeper and beat him with an unstoppable low shot. In the best moment of Simeone's team, Messi equalized the score at 51 'with a surgical conclusion on Luis Suarez's assist.
At 62 ', the classic goal of the ex arrived. Griezmann gave Barcelona the lead with a header to the empty net after a short rejection by the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper.
When Barcelona seemed in full control of the match, Atletico Madrid drew the score with a penalty awarded for a foul by the Blaugrana goalkeeper on Vitolo and coldly transformed by the ex Juventus player Alvaro Morata in the 81st minute.
Five minutes later, Barcelona's defense went up badly, Correa came in front of the opposing goalkeeper, on an assist by Alvaro Morata, and beat him with a lob of fine workmanship.
Atletico Madrid qualified for the Spanish Super Cup final where they will face Madrid's other team, Real. Below, the video from YouTube with the highlights of the game.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano