The 2nd leg of the UCL round of the last sixteen took place earlier today. Atletico Madrid beat the local team in the game and secured their position into the quarter-final. But it seems that the Reds defeat was not against the team Atletico Madrid nor against the coach Simeone. But Atletico goalkeeper Oblak beat the Reds at the Anfield!
He saved his team plenty of times earlier today. His eye-catchy performance led the Spanish club to the next level of the Champions League. Yes, Atletico goalkeeper Oblak beat the Reds at the Anfield!
Generally, Atletico Madrid’s philosophy is a little different than the others. They used to keep their defence solid. And earlier today against the Reds, they followed the same style. Under the guidance of Simeone, the team’s style and formation have become quite strong. If they score a goal at the beginning, the opponent team might not find the goal easily against them. The best way against them is to score the goal at the beginning. And the Reds did that earlier today.
But at the end of the game, the substitute player Llorente changed all the calculations. Or him, the team Liverpool had to play the extra time. And by using defensive skills and counter-attacks, Atletico found the most important victory against Liverpool.
All the credits should go to their goalkeeper Oblak. Only because of his strong performance, Atletico has moved to the quarter-final of the Champions League. The last Champions League winner Liverpool played far better than Atletic at their fort. But their defeat was against Oblak. They scored two goals against him. But could score more than that. Atletico Madrid won the match by a 3 – 2 goals. Considering the two legs, they won by a 4 – 2 goals against the Reds as we speak. In the other match of the tournament, PSG beat Borussia Dortmund and confirmed their next round ticket.