One of the great protagonists of the party that Atlético de Madrid pushed forward in Portugal, before him Porto, to stay alive in the Champions, it was Angel Correa. The Argentine jumped in the second half to the grass, he was not a starter. But his was the goal that closed the game, which gave peace of mind to his team when ‘Os Dragoes’ besieged. A tranquility like the one he had to face the rival goal, raise his head and place the cross ball at the far post.

A really special match for him. A special goal. Tuesday’s clash meant for him to become the sixth player in the history of the Atlético de Madrid to reach 50 games in Champions with the Athletic. Ahead you have Godín (52), Griezmann (53), Saúl (59), cloud (65) and Boil (79), according to data from Pedro Martin, on the Cadena Cope.

Correa closes the circle again in Portugal

The Uruguayan, who stayed in Madrid due to injury, vibrated with the victory of the mattress team against Porto.

The funny thing is that it was six years since the player scored in this competition, a rarity for a guy who has scored 51 goals since he reached the Atlético de Madrid, who has played 301 games with the ‘rojiblanca’, which is said soon. But the reality is that it did not mark in Champions since 2015, when curiously it also did it in Portugal. On that occasion it was in Lisboa, before him Benfica. It had to be again in the Portuguese country when the Rosario returned to score in this competition. His numbers in the current course are not bad at all. Accumulate five goals and four assists, with two goals in the last three games (Cádiz and Porto).


After the crash before him Porto, the Rosario recognized that it was a triumph that the team needed to get out of this mood slump in which it was. “We needed this, we needed a change of attitude, to play this way. This is who we are, this is what he is Atlético de Madrid. From now on we have to always play this way, “he explained. Correa.

Of course, if a little emotion is taken away from the subject, the Argentine will be delighted. “I think we would all like to suffer a little less or not suffer at all, but it is something that is in us. We can never finish a game calm. But hey, we are going happy, with the classification that was what we came to look for ”, he pointed to MoviStar.

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Porto (Portugal), 07/12/2021.- The referee Clement Turpin sends off Atletico Madrid's Carrasco (2-L) during the UEFA Champions League group B soccer match FC Porto vs Atletico Madrid held at Dragao stadium, Porto, Portugal, 07 December 2021. (Liga de Campeones) EFE/EPA/JOSE COELHO