Joao Felix kept up his fine scoring structure to assist Atletico Madrid with beating Cadiz 2-1 at home in the Spanish association in Friday before Diego Simeone’s group heads to Manchester United for their Champions League decider.
Subsequent to battling for a large portion of the period, Atletico is playing at its best in months with a run of four straight successes in the homegrown association just hindered by its 1-1 home draw with United fourteen days prior.
Atletico will visit Old Trafford on Tuesday for the second leg of their round-of-16 matchup.”We are entering the last stretch of the period, when it is considerably more essential to win,” Simeone said, while minimizing any constructive outcome the success could have on the following match.
“It is significant for the association and just the association. The Champions League is another rivalry. On Sunday and Monday we will begin getting persuaded for it.”
Felix got his fifth objective in as many matches subsequent to scoring ahead of schedule to set Atletico en route to another success.
The 22-year-old forward caught an unfortunate pass by Cadiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma and serenely nestled into strike from a tight point only two minutes into the match. It was his fifth objective in as many matches.
The hosts were nearly left with 10 men in the 40th when Reinildo Mandava was shown a red card for a low tackle, however the official transformed it to a yellow card after a video survey.
Alvaro Negredo pulled Cadiz level not long before halftime when he headed in a cross by Pacha Espino. Atletico’s guard forgot about Cadiz’s veteran striker with four assaulting players flooding the container.
Seeing his assault battling, Simeone sent on Luis Suarez and Angel Correa for Antoine Griezmann and Yannick Carrasco with 30 minutes left.
Suarez and Correa had an influence in Rodrigo de Paul’s champ. Suarez passed to Correa, whose shot was impeded by Ledesma, just for the ball to fall into the way of De Paul rushing into the container. The Argentina midfielder guided the ball into the side of the net.But Atletico required a guarded come by focus back Jose Gimenez to safeguard the triumph. Gimenez thought carefully to repel a shot by Luis Hernandez after an unfortunate leeway endeavor by goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
Atletico momentarily wound up with 10 players after substitute Javi Serrano saw an immediate red in the wake of handling Alex Fernandez with two minutes remaining.
The ref likewise shipped off two individuals from Cadiz’s staff from the burrow, clearly for fighting in the last minutes.
Atletico moved into third spot in front of Barcelona. The reigning champs are 12 focuses behind pioneer Real Madrid and four behind Sevilla in second.
Cadiz stayed in the transfer zone.