The Atlético de Madrid fell in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Chelsea, in a bad game for the rojiblanco team, which ended the match without a single shot between the three sticks. The English team was much more intense than the Spanish in divided balls, taking almost all the second plays, in what was one of the keys to the crash.
Proof of this is the alarming difference in fouls committed between one squad and another. Nine fouls did the Atlético de Madrid, by Chelsea 21. Of course, the ‘intensity’ of the British had the approval of the German referee Felix brych, which came to despair the mattresses with the permissiveness shown with those of Tuchel.
And more taking into account how high the bar was set by the German, who had already admonished Mount for a foul on Joao Felix. In the second half he did the same with Jorginho for another infraction on the Portuguese. Both players were warned, so they will be out for the return match at Stamford Bridge.
Llorente Y Lemar they were the ones who saw yellow on the side that acted as a local in Bucharest.
Chelsea had a clear slogan not to let Atlético play. As soon as the Madrid team recovered a ball and the attack began, the 'blues' quickly and systematically cut off the attack with a foul. But Brych did not show any more cardboard, despite repeated requests from the men of Diego Simeone and the coach himself from the band to punish the reiteration of the footballers of Tuchel.
This difference with fouls committed by one and the other team and the cards received is also being “suffered” by Atlético in LaLiga, where they are one of those with the fewest infringements but, on the other hand, are the ones with the most cautions in the championship.