LIVE from Munich: Our chances in Germany

Atlético are in Munich to face off against Bayern in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League.

Allianz-Arena

Atlético are in Munich to face off against Bayern in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League.

Last Wednesday, April 27, Atleti beat the German giants 1-0 at the Vicente Calderón thanks to Saúl’s golazo.

If Atleti were to score once in the Allianz Arena, Bayern would have to score three to go on to the final.

Will the rojiblancos be able to shut down Pep and co? We at Atleticofans think so.

Please leave any comments, feedback or thoughts in the section below!


  • thericeking

    ssssssssssssttttttttttttttttttrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!

  • thericeking

    we are not going to win… the only reason im here is because i cant watch this…. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh FUCK

  • lei

    Wtf is our midfield sleeping. Passing is non existant and no link-up play. But probably the biggest reason we are doing so bad is simply because our full backs are a lot slower than their attackers.

  • Abdil Egriøz

    Well the only one keeping his cool happens to be Oblak who just made the save to still keep us in the tie and hold bayern back from totally dominating…

  • Chewie

    Bayern is clearly a superior team. All we do is suffer. Good for us that we know how to do that. Gimenez obviously has a bad night – letting the ball through his legs, then touching the ball with his hands and finally getting the penalty. Everyone except Oblak and maybe Gabi is looking bad. Augusto with some bad tackles and lost balls. Filipe and Juanfran not being able to hold off their wingers. If nothing changes, I’m sure we will concede 1-2 goals and lose in a quite pathetic fashion.

    What happened to the score-once-and-sit-back approach? We haven’t even tried yet – zero chances in attack.

  • Mitch

    The lucky stars are shinning on us, missed penalty …its fate, c’mon 1 away goal from number 7 or 9!!!!

  • Chewie

    Some stats: possession 73–27%, shots (on target) 17 (6) — 2 (2), passes (successful) 316 (276) — 82 (51), corners 6–1

  • Abdil Egriøz

    Tired of seing Simeone losing his shit every time we play an important match. Yeah we know you’re passionate but keep your fucking cool, the team needs you on the toucline not in the stands Come on Simeone you’re better than that!

  • Mitch

    Maybe planned?

  • jodo

    Easy to say in hindsight, but sitting back and defending from minute 1 is just too difficult. And now it feels like ATM can’t undo it so will have to just keep plowing along and hold out for 70 more minutes and get to PKs.

    Probably should have kept Bayern on their toes by more offensive the first 15-20 minutes.

  • Mitch

    What did I say? number 7 or 9 away goal…YES YES YES!!!

  • AndersAT

    Counting minutes…

  • Mitch

    C’mon number 9!

  • Mitch

    Gosh number 9, don’t give up!

  • thericeking

    dont understand the defensive subs if we intend to go to penalties…

  • thericeking

    lol… he lost it more..

  • thericeking

    ah.. we won.. there is no penalties…
    i am an idiot
    but a happy idiot

  • Abdil Egriøz

    AND WE FUCKING DIT IT AGAIN!!!

  • Mitch

    Almost heart attack!

  • jodo

    Would have taken 2-1 defeat before the game but to experience it was too much. Love Torres but he has been a liability the last two games. He is a lucky boy the missed PK did not come back to haunt him and Atleti.

  • Chewie

    FUCKING HELL. This was unbelievable. All the suffering paid off. This was almost as bad as the Real final, except we have a better team now. We just must win the title now. Most of the players will not have such a chance in the future. Just wow. Incredible.

  • Abdil Egriøz

    I am so ecstatic right now but can’t help but be pissed off at Simeone. He is very lucky not to have been sent to the stands in the first half and he might be banned in the final for the blow at the 4th ref in the dying minutes.

  • Kris

    What the fuck is this shit? Disgraceful. This guy has lost what it means to be playing a sport. Goddamnit, Simeone. Getting tired of ur shitty behavior on the sidelines.
    https://streamable.com/h6go

  • jodo

    It truly is incomprehensible. He’s an unbelievable manager but he has to rein it in. Ancelotti has 3 CL’s and he manages to be successful and keep his cool. Simeone really needs to work his composure.

  • AndersAT

    Did you see his assist???

  • AndersAT

    I think that if you want the intensity you get this… But of course not ok. We will be lucky to have him on the bench for the final.

  • David in SF

    We would not have been here without Torres…. his tireless running and pressing allows atleti to play the way we do. Yes- his penalty was saved but he drew the penalty. Yes- he hit the post- but you can not find anyone else on the bench that has a better understanding with Griezmann. AND…. It was him who put Griezmann through….. Please don’t comment if you’re not a real rojiblanco…

  • Ash

    i think he has every reason to be angry this time. Let’s not forget how Real beat us 2 years ago in that very long added time. Simeone at this time was simply and rightfully asking to send a sub on before a throw-in, and he was punching one of our own staff, not a 4th official it seems to me.

  • Mitch

    Torres is our lucky star, even missing the penalty…we still WIN! If he’s unlucky for missing the penalty, we would have LOST!

    The assist is the most critical point in this match! 7 & 9 must always be together, forever number 7 and number 9.

  • Sebastian Tataru

    this is true he gives his 100% every match and the pass to griezmann was pure class , he is really back

  • Kris

    No you can get intensity without picking a fight with opposition players and referees. This is unacceptable behavior for sports. As much as I appreciate another final, this kind of behavior from the head of the team takes away from such a precious position in the world of football.

  • Sebastian Tataru

    and his runs and pressing as well there were incredible

  • David in SF

    Incredible!!!! Frente Atletico and the supporters were heard on tv the ENTIRE game. Los años han pasado, el frente sigue igual, honrando tus colores por toda la ciudad; no importa lo que pase, no nos separará; Atleti yo te amo, contigo hasta el final!!! Grande Atleti!

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  • Mitch

    Yes, our own staff, but I won’t say its “punching”, more like a hard push. I can understand this because the way we lost to Real Madrid 2 yrs ago, every second count!

  • jodo

    Well, to put into context, Torres is my favorite player and I’ve been through thick and thin with him. No matter, I will support him, but if he doesn’t do well in a game, I’m not going to sugarcoat it. A veteran striker like him should stick a PK at the crucial time in the tie. Luckily, Muller also struck an equally poor PK.

    Just because I criticize him for one game doesn’t mean it’s a black mark against him forever. He could have put the game to bed, just like he could have put the game to bed against Rayo this Saturday. Both time Atleti just survived. That’s great. But one day, one game, it may not work out as well.

    I’m happy he got the assist–that was critical. He should have ended the game with a goal as well.

  • jodo

    I’ve read the man Simeone hit was part of ATM’s staff so not a UEFA official…

    Ooops, I see others have pointed this out already. I just read it over at the Guardian comments.

  • Ash

    4th official will always wear a shirt that has UEFA logo on it.

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    I’m very ashamed of those many people who call themselves Atleti fans but don’t know Pedro Pablo Matesanz, he is on our bench since 2010 !
    He is our delegate, he has some organizing responsibilities including the substitutions .
    He also was a former player at the club who played as a midfielder from 1979 to 1986 .

    I mean haven’t you ever seen him on our bench in the last six years?! haven’t you ever visited our official website to know who our staff are ?!!

    So, Simeone can push him as he wants, then after the game he will apologize to him, end of the story .
    And what happened with Bayern’s bench was normal, and if there is someone who did wrong then it’s Ribery, it was none of his business, Simeone was going to talk with Pep who -with some of his players, especially Thiago- never stopped talking to the 4th ref the whole game .

    I’m not being biased, I criticized Simeone in the ball incident and in the mics incident, but tonight he did not do anything wrong .

    We are fucking going to Milan !
    I will not apologize to Simeone for all the criticism, but I will say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU .

  • Kris

    Fuckin’ hell, man. Thanks for taking me on a guilt trip. I really am ashamed right now.

  • Mitch

    “Simeone can push him as he wants, then after the game he will apologize to him, end of the story.”

    That’s good enough for me.

  • Well it looked like the comments kicked off a bit here while we were at the game!

    Also sounds like the podcast suffered from the rain a little bit – ah well! My bad.

    What a night. Absolute pain and torture and suffering and joy. But it wouldn’t be Atleti without the suffering would it?

    Was amazing celebrating with everyone at the full time whistle. What a game!

    Milano!

  • I’m glad you could hear us!

  • Kris

    Yes, what a game. Also, Bayern what a team. Their overall team, dare I say, is definitely the best in the world.

    I hope you had great fun, Nick. You’ve experienced quite a bit this season from the stands. Are you also going to Milan? I don’t think anything can top off seeing Atleti lifting their first ever Champions League. Really hoping that we clinch the trophy this season that got snatched from us in the 95th minute. It would be incredible!

  • I hope to! I’ve been to Barca home/away, Bayern home/away, PSV away, Galatasaray home. Fingers crossed for Milan!

  • Kris

    Arturo Vidal is hilarious. He doesn’t know how to take a loss.

    “We were superior. We controlled the game, but we did not finish off the chances we had,” the Chilean said after the final whistle.

    “Atletico did exactly what they have been doing all year in their league and took advantage of their chances.”

    The midfielder went even further in his criticism as he highlighted the clash of styles between Pep’s vanquished charges and those coached by Diego Simeone.

    “Today ugly football – Atletico – played against the best football in the world. The only time they saw the ball was for the goal,” he claimed.

    “They are going to be dreaming about us right up to the final. They did not have the ball, they took on the best team in the world, they took their chances and got to the final.

    “The best does not always win in football, like today. They are not deserved finalists.”

    from Goal.com

  • nandes

    We were very lucky to concede only one goal in the first half. Kinda reminded me of the second half at the Camp Nou, except this time we were playing with 11 men. Carrasco’s entrance made clear why he matters so much to this team despite his low number of goals/assists – with him on the field we were 100% more confident on the ball and for some time after the goal it even seemed we could win the match.

    Massive performance from Oblak, again…

    Anyway, when criticizing Torres you have to remember that right now he’s filling the shoes of a player 4 years younger than him, who was bought for 35 million. Kinda glad his penalty was saved as people would whine about that forever

    Not sure if I’m ready for a derby final…

  • Mitch

    A picture is worth a thousand words! My number 7 & 9!

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    I really didn’t know who was on that trip ! too many comments, I was reading too fast and I didn’t know who said what .
    I didn’t mean any disrespect to anyone, but this is just annoying, I watched the game on BeIN Arabic, and everyone thought that man was a UEFA member and started judging Simeone, even the refereeing expert, the retired Syrian international ref. Jamal Al Sharif .
    Eric Abidal was in the studio and he said nothing, bunch of idiots, except Mido who kept insisting that he was a member of Atleti staff .

    I wouldn’t expect anything else from those idiots, but for Atleti fans to not know him, it’s irritating, I mean you don’t have to know his name, but we see his face on the bench every week since 2010 .

  • Sam_Calderon

    That’s amazing man!! you are so lucky!! just curious! what job do u have that allow u to travel so much?

  • Ratchet

    The only thing we’ll be dreaming of is the final lol, while they’re watching at home.

  • Kris

    Yeah man, I made a mistake there. I think I found that video link on Reddit on mobile, and I posted it on here without even a replay. I was quick to assume that Simeone actually did what the title suggested, because of all his shenanigans lately.

    Of course, it isn’t okay to “hit”(if you can call it that) anybody, but these guys are probably buddies, and Simeone already apologized (hopefully).

    Thank you for bringing up the point about getting to know the staff members as well by going on to the website. I did recognize the face of the delegate after the replay I watched the video again, but I didn’t know he was named Pedro Pablo Matesanz. I’ve never really thought about learning the names of the people who don’t appear on the spotlight, but your comment has prompted me to do a little bit of research.

    For anyone else interested, this is the link that can give you the names along with a picture, of all the people that work directly with the main squad.

    http://en.clubatleticodemadrid.com/jugadores-primer-equipo/

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    He probably apologized, or he probably didn’t need to apologize because they are buddies as you said .
    But still, I want a public apology, through Simeone’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts, with a photo of them together, for the sake of the club’s image and of Simeone’s image, which haven’t been so good lately .
    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t give a shit about the media or the fans of the other clubs, I only care about sponsors .

  • AndersAT

    He is not completely wrong, but he forgets that you don’t have to be the best or most expensive “football” team, you just have to win.

    Perhaps we have been a bit lucky but the fact is:

    – we have a budget compareble to Everton

    – we are second (could still win) in la liga

    – we beat Barca and Bayern over two matches.

    – Barca could only score on camp nou with 11 against 10

    – Bayern only scored one real goal in two matches (Alonso’s strike was pure luck)

    this is not luck. It is something else quite extraordinary, and it is wonderful to experience it again and again as a Atletico supporter. This final is deserved!

  • Chewie

    He will just buy the man a new car, end of story. Everyone is happy.

  • Shaun

    Well done Madrid.great fans great team.go on and win against RM.good to meet you all.xx Shaun munich