The spotlights of the victory of the Atlético de Madrid against Milan at San Siro they targeted the two mattress scorers, Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez, who with his goals in minutes 84 and 97 certified the comeback of the rojiblanco team.
But it is worth highlighting the performance of two players who jumped from the bench and signed a good performance on this second day of the group stage of the Champions League. We refer to Joao Félix and Thomas Lemar.
The Portuguese entered the field of play before the break in place of the injured Trippier and it was key when it came to having more presence in the rival field and, already in the second half, with Milan totally locked in to maintain the advantage, to try to find spaces.
He gave a great pass to Suarez that the Uruguayan did not manage to send between the sticks with his header, he always tried to associate with the attackers and even showed character by throwing himself to the ground to steal a ball that could have been a very dangerous against the rossonnero team. He asked for it, he tried. What is asked of him. He is eager after missing the first of the course due to injury and then another two due to suspension. He is hungry.
And if the key was Joao Felixwhat to say about Lemar. The entrance of the French to the field was vital for Atlético to achieve the comeback. He is the one who moves the team the most and best in those three quarters of the field and in Milan he showed it again. He entered in 63 ‘to replace Kondogbia, which I had seen yellow. Simeone He shook the team and gave him a very offensive profile in search of the comeback.
Lemar commanded, organized and in the first goal was in charge of seeing the rise of I gave it to put a perfect ball to the Brazilian, who headed in Griezmann. He also tried from outside the area. He was the leader of Atlético’s comeback.
Both players request passage ahead of Saturday’s appointment against Barcelona at the Metropolitano, although the enormous competition that exists in the team makes it difficult, four days ahead, to know if they will be in the eleven, with more options for Lemar what for Joao Felix.