Diego Simeone was in a positive mood after the 1-1 draw with Real Madrid, reflecting on the result and refereeing controversies that cost his Atlético Madrid team on what could have been a famous night. “Whether VAR called or not, whether it’s the referee’s decision or not, we could see that we didn’t have that kind of decision in our favour so that we could all play on the same terms. (Pablo) Barrios’ pass to Llorente, Koke’s pass to Llorente, we had chances but could not finish them,” Simeone reflected. However, Simeone continued to praise the team and the way that they continued to compete in the game despite the adversity. “In the second half, we took the initiative and played with strength,” Simeone said.
This is the club’s first Final, pitting them against a Forge team that has played in four straight. Here are three reasons why Atlético Ottawa could win the 2022 CPL Final. With over 10,000 expected to be in attendance for the Final, there’s no doubt the stadium will be electric. The 2022 Canadian Premier League Final will be played Sunday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. ET between Atlético Ottawa and Forge FC, at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa.4 months ago Atlético Ottawa
When asked to pick the toughest defenders he has faced, the Real Madrid ace named Chelsea’s Reece James and Kyle Walker of Manchester City. The best team is always the team that won the last World Cup. But at the World Cup that can change and there are a lot of teams with a good chance of winning,” Vinicius stated. “Argentina is doing very well, Brazil, England, Germany… they are all teams that will be strong in this World Cup – and may Brazil win! I think I will be playing; it is going to be a very special World Cup for me and for everyone with high hopes for Brazil.5 months ago Madrid Universal
Real Madrid have ended 2022 with a victory, defeating Real Valladolid 2-0 on the road thanks to a couple of late Karim Benzema goals, the first of them from the penalty spot. Another tough game against Real Valladolid? In recent times, Real Madrid have found it tough when going up against Real Valladolid. Real Valladolid managed to withstand an early flurry of Real Madrid pressure, before finishing the first half strongly and starting the second half well too, creating some very good chances. Then, in the final moments, he controlled the ball perfectly and blasted past the Real Valladolid goalkeeper for the 2-0.2 months ago Managing Madrid
Courtois’ penalty heroicsRight from the off, Canada played as if they, and not Belgium, were the second-ranked team in the world. For the Real Madrid goalkeeper, this was yet another penalty save, his fifth from nine penalties faced in 2022. pic.twitter.com/0XumtvWI6a — Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) November 23, 2022Courtois might have been needed again, as Canada had two more serious penalty shouts after the missed one. Just a few minutes after the Courtois save, a poor Eden Hazard back pass went straight to Tajon Buchanan and he was seemingly tripped, but an offside was bizarrely given instead. A nice hour from Eden HazardIn the first half, Belgium offered almost nothing in attack apart from a couple of Batshuayi chances.4 months ago Managing Madrid
It took until the final 15 minutes, but Real Madrid eventually broke through Osasuna and Sergio Herrera and earned a 2-0 win thanks to Fede Valverde and Marco Asensio goals. Were Real Madrid really not thinking about Liverpool? Well, given the way Real Madrid played in the opening hour, it did seem like they were thinking about Liverpool at least a little. In the second half, though, Real Madrid dramatically upped the intensity and got the win. So, with Álvaro Rodríguez making such an impact, the question now is: will he play more games for the first team this season?1 month ago Managing Madrid
Real Madrid travel to Liverpool for the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 later this week and enter the clash on a high thanks to a hard-fought 2-0 win over Osasuna on Saturday. Last night marked his 100th La Liga win with Real Madrid, and he shared his thoughts on the performance after the full-time whistle. In a previous clash, Vini was stepped on which the referee didn’t give a yellow card for. “Vini is playing football and he can get hot sometimes and make a gesture, but I think it’s more from the outside. When he doesn’t let external factors get to him, the tension will go away and he will carry on scoring important goals.”Source: Real Madrid official website1 month ago Madrid Universal
Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelotti will fancy their chances against the weakened Sevilla side and look to savour a feast. Madrid Universal brings you three talking points ahead of Real Madrid vs Sevilla. Thibaut Courtois’ return to actionThe news of Thibaut Courtois’ sciatica setback immediately upon the restart of club football last month came as devastating news for Real Madrid. He will don the Real Madrid crest and step onto the turf against Sevilla in what will be his first appearance after a long hiatus. In case Asensio fails to influence the game, Real Madrid would not stand to lose much as the situation would return to the existing scenario.5 months ago Madrid Universal