Before Carrasco’s cable was stripped and became Blanka of the Street fighter, distributing kicks and scratches, releasing foam from the mouth, to explode the Feyenoord-Atlético forever this chronicle began with De Paul. From Paul and his glove on his foot. From Paul and his surgeon corner shots, so precise. De Paul and his passes to the back of the sides looking for injuries to Feyenoord. From Paul and his ‘5’ on his back as in a revival of Tiago Mendes and his pass to Juanfran at Stamford Bridge. From Paul shining in the center as a squire to the right of Koke, Lemar to the left, Llorente as a powerful free verse ahead.
Atlético jumped into the game wanting to drown Feyenoord in his bathtub. Drawing 3-5-2 allows the Cholo offensive automatisms that multiply the danger. And the De Paul boot was on all of them. Like in the end Bijlow’s gloves. Because if two Argentine balls were the origin of Atleti’s first two uys in the match, soon the Feyenoord goalkeeper would show himself as he would be throughout the first half: an insurmountable wall. Cholo was unable to find a hole in it. Y Look, he tried it with a hammer, Giménez’s head at the end of so many plays (one sent him to the crossbar), and a boot, Lemar’s, that brushed him when the break appeared.
At that time Atlético were already ten. At that moment, Carrasco’s head had already short-circuited to become what was believed to have already happened: his worst enemy. It was after an action with Malacia, which brought the Belgian to the ground with a judo-key-entry. The audience, with De Kuip full, cheers, Carrasco got up already Blanka, with those kicks (Malacia) and claws (Kokcu) that forced Cholo himself to get off his bench to temper the tangana, abroncar this version of the Belgian. He had just left his team with ten. Cholo’s plans began to gasp in the Feyenoord bathtub, forced more to survive than the last tests before LaLiga.
Because, between the changes and the different systems (4-3-2, 5-3-1) that the lack of a man did not hurt (Giuliano now only upstairs, now De Paul, central Kondogbia) they were spending the second half with the rojiblancos too far back, too far, without Serrano’s good minutes (again) being of any use. He held Atleti in Oblak’s gloves for twice before the return to the two forwards, Camello and a Correa who showed that the summer has not passed through him, as it ended in Valladolid, he played in Roterdam. Of sharp loot. In fact, he gave Camello a live definition masterclass in the next play in which the squad had missed a heads up against Marciano. He caught the ball on ’10’ and, pim pam, knocked out the rival goalkeeper with a ball to the face. It would not be the last news of the match, however. Atlético would end up drowning in De Kuip in the last action of the match. Camello left for 1-2 and ended everything 2-1, a goal from Baniss. Cholo was leaving angry. For that reason and especially what happened before, the 40 ‘, the cable that still smelled of burning in the bathtub and that not only had short-circuited Carrasco’s head. Also the entire Atlético game.