Liga Santander: The doctor's warning voice about Joao Flix: “Be careful, because you have cramps” | LaLiga Santander 2019



“He played a good game, especially with regularity and continuity,” Simeone said of the '7', who changed in the 80th minute.

Joao Felix leaves the Metropolitano grass after his injury.

When the electronic sign for the fourth referee illuminated number 7, property of Joao FlixThe Metropolitan stands responded with a buzz. The boy had invented everything on the lawn, he had scored his second consecutive goal at home and nobody, except Diego SimeoneHe had an explanation for such a change. Above all, because the 2-2 did not protect without dispensing with its flashes in the final meters. We can tell people that he was a little loaded with the twin and that the doctor came and told me: “Watch out for Joao, he has cramps.” And there is the reason why to remove it, was the simple summary of the technician. The change, unlike any other afternoon this season, had nothing to do with a tactical issue.

Yesterday, the Wanda Metropolitano enjoyed the version closest to Joao Flix who convinced the Atlético to disburse 126 million euros. He played a good game, especially regularly and continuously. And that he scores a goal makes people happy, added Cholo after witnessing the Portuguese's sixth goal from the side this season. His victims: Eibar, Mallorca, Villarreal and Sevilla, in LaLiga, and Lokomotiv de Mosc, twice, in Champions.

The muscle injury that interrupted his path in February seems almost forgotten. Hence the doctor scar CeladaUpon perceiving Joao's gesture, he urged him to make the change as soon as possible. For San Mams, the next league duel in the Attic, Simeone will have to invent another attack solution, since his pearl saw the fifth yellow.

Lopetegui protests

Surely in the suffocating Anfield, many of his companions will look for oxygen in Joao Flix's boots. Marcos Llorente, who returned to complete the 90 minutes due to the absence of Thomas, it is clear. The objective was to steal and attack quickly and look for Joao. He moves well between the lines and always looks for passes, outside and inside, he sustained the madrileo, which won throughout the afternoon to the stands with its permanent physical display.

And in that pseudo-final for the Champions League fought in Wanda, the VAR also slipped. After a handful of minutes listening to his pinganillo (and a few more observing the screen), Hernndez Hernndez ended up signaling a penalty by Diego Carlos, that the Atlético claimed with more force for taking down Joao Flix. And that did not like Julen Lopetegui. I think the VAR should intervene when it is black or white, when there are no reasonable doubts. If you are three minutes wondering if you are going to go see him or not …, the Sevilla coach reasoned, with a good mosquito after the final outcome of the cast.

Minutes later, in the other area, the VOR room warns the referee of the demolition of Kieran Trippier to Diego Ocampos that had gone unnoticed. The intrigue ended with the same ending. I am far on the first penalty and far on the diagonal of the second. I do not think the determining factor was the VAR. It always ends up being fairer than unfair, Simeone settled, with his mind already on Anfield.

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