Messi’s arrived: Atletico trembling at prospect of facing Argentin

Messi’s arrived: Atletico trembling at prospect of facing Argentin

Messi’s arrived: Atletico trembling at prospect of facing Argentin

On the OM, he recalled that in the Velodrome it was already seen that "has a very great potential offensively with upright players who do a lot of damage". Although he believes that in the first leg it was also seen that "have defensive weaknesses and can create problems for them".

When he was reminded of the good game in the first leg of Dimitri Payet, a French international who already stood out at Euro 2016 in the French country and on which they already had "references", has pointed out that "He is a player who did not need to watch too many videos to see his potential". "He was quite good and we confirm that he is a good player", has underlined.

"We have to play a very good game, be attentive to everything and hurt them up because we have to score goals", Aduriz has summed up the intentions of an Athletic who waits in the line that has given him revenue in recent seasons.

"We are not a team that speculates too much and especially in San Mamés. With the characteristics that we have shown we have to go for the game without speculating and from the first minute to do so. We are a great team when we are good. It is our strength and we will try to exploit it", has reflected.

Aduriz has given a lot of courage to the spirit with which they will attempt on Thursday the comeback to Sunday’s league victory against Leganés in Bilbao. "It certainly serves as a tremendous boost. Since Thursday (after 3-1 in Marseille) we had that match marked to gain momentum because we needed good feelings, to win and win in the League at San Mamés", has explained. "With positive feelings is the best way to face the game", has considered.

The international striker, finally, has assured that to prepare for these momentous matches he does not "nothing special", although he did reveal on Monday he saw "a beautiful movie" That resulted "very inspiring" at Thinking Football Film Festival.

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"It still helps me for Thursday", said about "89", an English documentary about the Arsenal team that beat Kenny Dalglish’s legendary Liverpool in the last second of the season’s last league game in 1989.

The CEO of Atlético de Madrid, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, has had a hectic trip to Moscow, where the colchoneros will play the second leg of the second round of the Europa League against Lokomotiv. The top leader of the club lost his passport and has been held at the airport throughout the night. 

Mar 14, 2018 at 12:19 CET

Roger mitats

Gil Marín was about to pass the formal access controls to Russian territory with the rest of the team when he realized that he did not have his passport at hand. He did not know if he had left it at home or lost it during the trip, so they decided to inspect the plane, but they could not find it anywhere.

The mattress leader was detained without knowing if they would let him pass or would have to return to Madrid with the crew personnel. Due to this, he has had to spend the whole night at the airport and sleep in a room enabled for these situations. 

Today in the morning he tried to solve the problem through the Spanish embassy in Moscow, but they have informed him that this type of procedure is beyond the possibilities of any consulate. Gil Marín was already returning to Madrid to look for his passport when he received a notification from the Russian Foreign Ministry granting him a temporary visa.

Finally Gil Marín has been able to enter Moscow without the passport at hand. It seems that this has been possible thanks to the decisive support of the Russian sports institutions, which interceded with the authorities for an exception to be made.

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Atlético de Madrid will play tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. the second leg of the round of 16 of the Europa League against Lokomotiv with a comfortable 3-0 in favor in the first leg. 

Neymar has confessed to France Football magazine and, in an exclusive interview, the Brazilian has addressed, among other current affairs, his relationship with Leo Messi, Kylian Mbappé, his future …


On 12/17/2019 at 10:18 AM CET


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Of the captain of FC Barcelona he assured that "Messi is an incredible player. It is the best I have ever seen. It’s no wonder he has six Ballon d’Or because he’s been at the top for many years. There should be a Ballon d’Or just for him".

Regarding his relationship with another of the PSG leaders, international Kylian Mbappé, he commented that they have a “very good” relationship and that “we are very friends, we always help each other on the field to continue winning and scoring goals. He is a child who has something really special ”. And he added that “there is no competition between us. Our relationship is made of friendship and camaraderie".


Of his future, the former FC Barcelona commented that “"today I am a PSG player. I give myself 100%. I will give my whole life on the field for PSG to triumph ”. And of the rumors of the past summer market, which placed him far from France, he assured that “I never wanted to hurt anyone but my head said that if you are not happy in one part, you should go.”

Regarding his priorities, he said that his main objective is “to win the World Cup with Brazil. That is the goal that I pursue".

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Regarding the Ballon d’Or, an individual trophy that he has not yet achieved, Neymar commented that “I would love to win it too! But it is not a concern. The Ballon d’Or comes alone… or not “.

Ernesto Valverde does not do especially well face to face against teams led by Diego Simeone. The Argentine has taken the measure, although since the arrival of Extremadura to the bench of FC Barcelona that trend has taken a turn. The general balance, since they met for the first time in 2013 in an Atlético-Valencia, is very favorable to the rojiblanco coach with a total of eight wins, two losses and five draws. 


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Diego Simeone Ernesto Valverde

Of course, these particular records change, radically, if we stay with the ‘Txingurri’ Blaugrana. Since landing in Barcelona in September 2017, the coach has not given up a single defeat against teams led by Buenos Aires. His background is two wins and two draws in the four corresponding League commitments.

They faced each other on October 14, 2017 in this new professional stage of Extremadura and the duel, which was played in the Spanish capital, ended in a draw (1-1). In the second round match at the Camp Nou, Valverde would get his first historic victory against a team led by ‘Cholo’ (1-0). That March 4 would begin to turn around a rivalry very unfavorable for him until then.

Last season they crossed their paths again in the domestic competition and the result would be repeated in the Wanda Metropolitano (1-1). Ousmane Dembélé’s goal in the 90th minute allowed him to add a point to the Catalans. In April of this same year, the Blaugrana coach would add the second victory of his career against Simeone (2-0), also in the culé fiefdom, thanks to the goals of Luis Suárez and Leo Messi in the last minutes of the game.


03/31/2013 (League): Atlético 1 – Valencia 1

03.11.2013 (League): Atlético 2 – Athletic 0

23.01.2014 (Copa del Rey): Atlético 1 – Athletic 0

29.01.2014 (Copa del Rey): Athletic 1 – Atlético 2

29.03.2014 (League): Athletic 1 – Athletic 2

12/21/2014 (League): Athletic 1 – Athletic 4

02.05.2015 (League): Atlético 0 – Athletic 0

13.12.2015 (League): Atlético 2 – Athletic 1

04/20/2016 (League): Athletic 0 – Athletic 1

22.01.2017 (League): Athletic 2 – Atlético 2

05.21.2017 (League): Atlético 3 – Athletic 1


14.10.2017 (League): Atlético 1 – Barcelona 1

04.03.2018 (League): Barcelona 1 – Atlético 0

11/24/2018 (League): Atlético 1 – Barcelona 1

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Argentine striker Leo Messi has become a real scourge for Atlético de Madrid over the years. FC Barcelona will visit the Wanda Metropolitano this Sunday and in the mattress dressing room they know perfectly what awaits them. The presence of Messi intimidates, because the experience warns them that a demon dressed as a Blaugrana arrives that never tires of beating them. The Argentine’s balance against the rojiblanco team is stratospheric, especially in the League.


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Francesc J. Gimeno


Leo Messi

In Sport English

Messi’s arrived: Atletico trembling at prospect of facing Argentine

Messi has faced Atlético 38 times in an official match and has added 29 goals and seven assists. In addition, it has been difficult for the rojiblanco team to find the antidote to deactivate it and this is reflected in the 23 victories that Barcelona has so far compared to the six achieved by Atlético. The remaining nine games ended in a draw.

messi effect

In La Liga, the Messi effect is multiplied. The Argentine has faced the mattress team on 26 occasions and his average is close to a goal per game (0.92 points per game). The balance also invites pessimism in the mattress rows. With Messi in their ranks, Barcelona has won 17 times for only four defeats.

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