Atletico Madrid defeats Manchester City in front of 64,000 fans at Sangam.
The second leg of the Coupang Play Series between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid took place on July 30 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Memphis Depay and Yannick Carrasco scored back-to-back goals to give Atletico Madrid a 2-1 victory.
Kyle Walker, Aymeric Laporte, Ruben Dias, John Stones – Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden – Julian Alvarez, Elling Holland, Jack Grealish
Jan Oblak – Mario Hermoso, Cesar Aspilicueta, Chalardes – Samuel Linnu, Axel Witsel, Rodrigo de Paul, Koke, Tomar – Antoine Griezmann, Alvaro Morata
The game kicked off at 8:40 p.m., about 40 minutes late due to a heavy rain delay.
With both teams fielding a number of first-team players, the game started strongly. The tempo of the game was fast-paced. Atletico Madrid countered City’s calm passing with concise counterattacks. Their counterattacks were organized and centered around one-touch passes.
In the seventh minute, Holland got in behind the defense and received a through ball before firing a left-footed shot into the arms of Oblak.
In the 21st minute, Diaz’s header rattled the post from a corner kick, but the goal was disallowed due to a foul just before the goal.
In the 28th minute, Samuel Leno’s cross found the head of Morata, but the ball went over the bar. A minute later, City’s counterattack was just as fierce. Silva’s pass to Foden was met by a brilliant dribble, but the ball sailed over the bar.
In the 34th minute, Atletico Madrid missed a great chance. Reno broke down the left flank. A charging Lemar got a foot on the cross, but the ball bounced sideways and he couldn’t get a shot off. The tense first half ended goalless.
Four minutes into the second half, Atletico Madrid had a great chance to take the lead. From a corner kick, Rinu’s header was narrowly saved by goalkeeper Ortega. In the seventh minute of the second half, Walker’s daring mid-range effort hit the post.
City made eight changes to the field in the ninth minute of the second half. They had a golden opportunity shortly afterward, but couldn’t capitalize. McAteer broke into the box and had a one-on-one opportunity. After being brought down, McAteer kept the ball and sent a cutback that Alvarez and Kovacic were unable to capitalize on.
Atletico Madrid made nine changes to the field in the 16th minute of the second half. After a series of missed chances, Atletico Madrid took the lead in the 21st minute of the second half. After a one-two with Correa, Defoe hit a powerful mid-range shot that found the back of the net. 먹튀검증
Atletico Madrid’s counterattack was fierce. In the 28th minute, in a fast-paced counterattack, Depay’s one-touch shot went straight at the keeper. Depay bicycle-kicked the second ball, but it was off target.
In the 29th minute, Atletico Madrid broke through. It was a one-man show for Carrasco, who broke free on the left flank and drove to the edge of the box before firing a mid-range shot into the back of the net.