Another draw for Atlético B

B-team starts the new year with goalless draw

No goals at Cerro del Espino(

No goals at Cerro del Espino

Atlético Madrid B have, like the first team, started 2012 with a goalless draw.

At the Cerro del Espino we were held to a 0-0 scoreline by local rivals Leganés.

It was the B-team’s 10th tie of the season and the third complete shutout in the last four games, which have all ended without a winner.

On Sunday, both teams defended well and Iago was ready whenever the visitors breached the back line.

Atleti created some opportunities from set pieces, but captain Regalón headed wide and Fer’s direct free kick was saved.

Shortly before the end, Pedro had the opportunity to win the game, but he was unable to reach Omar’s cross.

Among the spectactors of the match were Diego Simeone and his staff, who came to check up on the talent in our ranks.

With exactly half of the league matches played, Atleti B are in 8th position on the table and nine points off the play0ff spots. Next week we host Toledo.

Line-up: Iago; Regalón, César Ortiz, Míchel, Cantero; Fer, Sergio Marcos; Omar, Noguera (“76 Cidoncha), N’Doye (“65 Saúl); and Pedro (“81 Gerard).

Goals: –

  • Sergio Lopez

    Simeone was phoning somebody during the whole first period and surely hasn’t checked up anyone. Instead of tracking Gago, Diarra, Mudingayi or Boateng, he should have tried Fer López, who was really superb that day – and he became to play better right after the break – when ‘Cholo’ disappeared from the stadium. ‘Paco’ Regalón, Míchel and Pedro Martin also played well, while Alberto Noguera and Sergio Marcos looked as they had been working all day before – especially in the second half.