Griezmann still saves Atlético Madrid in the last second against Porto

Griezmann still saves Atlético Madrid in the last second against Porto

Griezmann still saves Atlético Madrid in the last second against Porto

And at the end of the evening, the light came from Antoine Griezmann: the Frenchman jumped at the last second on Wednesday to offer an unexpected first Champions League success to the Colchoneros, long suffered against FC Porto (2 -1). Entering as usual at the hour, “Grizou” scored with a header from a corner after the recovery (90 ° + 11), giving the victory to the Rojiblancos in an absolutely crazy finish. The Madrid team had opened the scoring a few minutes earlier by Mario Hermoso (90 ° + 1) on a deflected shot by Diogo Costa, before the Spanish defender then provoked a penalty in the area converted by Matheus Uribe (90 ° + 6).

Stuck in the midst of the Atlético-Barça scam over his contract, and therefore confined to the role of substitute since the start of the season, “the Little Prince” has scored his third goal of the season in five appearances. he offered Atléti success two weeks ago in Valencia (1-0).

“It’s out of my hands… I’d like more, but I’ll give it my all in the minutes I am allowed. I am very happy here. I just want to give everything for the club, for Cholo (their coach, Diego Simeone), for the fans. And have fun ”,“ Grizou ”reacted to the final whistle.

“I love her so much. And in addition to my affection for him, through his goals, he is one of the most important players in Atlético. When he comes in, he is always important. We’ll see how to use him … In these thirty minutes he was still excellent, perhaps better than if he had played sixty ”, Diego Simeone slipped at the end of the match.

From whistles to ovation

Griezmann thus freed the Rojiblancos from a new complicated situation, when the team had offered an insipid performance in front of a dissatisfied Metropolitan, who had not hesitated to accompany the release of the Portuguese nugget Joao Felix (70th) with a snort.

Whistled profusely by the public when he entered the field (63rd) two weeks ago during Atlético’s 2-0 debacle against Villarreal, the French international (108 appearances, 42 goals) received a standing ovation from long minutes at home fans after the final whistle. With three goals, he is the club’s top scorer this season, never having started.

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