Contrary to Arsenal, winner (4-1) of West Ham , Atlético de Madrid did not prepare its Europa League semi-final first leg in the best of ways. It must be said that Diego Simeone had largely turned his squad for the meeting of the 34th day of La Liga against Real Betis, which resulted in a draw and blank (0-0) . He had left three of his best players on the bench: Antoine Griezmann, Koke and Diego Godin.
His duet Fernando Torres – Angel Correa lacked inspiration. Especially the Argentinian, transparent until its exit at the hour of play and its replacement by Griezmann (63e). El Nino, he has posted on a beautiful movement. He eliminated Marc Bartra on his ball, before poking his ball over Gimenez. Mandi pushed his head back to his line (26th). The Colchoneros also tested the crossbar on a powerful shot by Saul Niguez (74th). If they have dominated the Betis in the last twenty minutes, thanks to Griezmann entries and Koke, this score is not unfortunate, as they suffered during the first hour. Jan Oblak had to work out the attempts of Ryad Boudebouz (45th + 2), Lorenzo Moron (60th) and Cristian Tello (68th), before being saved by his post on a shot from the former Barcelona (70th). ).

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