SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | ATLETICO MADRID WINS FC BARCELONA DRAWS

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | ATLETICO MADRID WINS FC BARCELONA DRAWS

UEFA Champions League continued tonight with the last two Spanish Football Clubs scheduled for their Group matches. Here are brief summaries of the main events, goalscorers & final results.

Champions League

ATLETICO DE MADRID hosted AC ROMA in a must win game. The Spaniards are on the edge of not qualifying & a loss tonight would have assured AC Roma the second group place & qualification along with Chelsea FC. The end & final result of 2 - 0 in favour of Atletico de Madrid keeps their hopes alive however slim. For Atletico to qualify for the next rounds of Champions, they need to win Chelsea FC & Qarabag defeat Roma in the next Group matches. This last option is very difficult & everything points that Roma will win Qarabag. Lets see, there is still "hope".

Tonight however, Atletico managed to get the victory after a very nervous start, full of unforced errores & lack of patience in their Football. The Italians created dangerous situations in the 1º st half & Atletico got more desperate placing long balls instead of creating patiently their opportunities. 

The second half saw Atletico calm themselves & begin playing better Football while the Italians tired from the first half physical effort. Atletico Coach Simeone went for the match replacing midfielder Augusto for Correa which lead to the overhead goal from Griezmann. 

AC Roma then lost defender Peres to a red card, a harsh decision which was exaggerated, that contributed to another sibstitute forward Gameiro score the second from a great Griezmann pass.

Goalscorers:
  • Griezmann 69th min , 1 - 0
  • Gameiro 86th min, 2 - 0
Atletico are still alive, for now.

Champions League 2017

JUVENTUS FC & FC BARCELONA played out a 0 - 0 draw which gives & assures Barça the top Group spot & pass onto the next stage of the competition. Practical effort all round by Barcelona which was helped by their in form goalkeeper Ter Stegen which secured that Juventus did not get the victory. 

While Barça controlled relatively comfortably the encounter, Dybala was foiled towards the end by Barça goalie Stegen which would have been a surprise result watched events tonight. In the end a draw.

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