ATLETICO DE MADRID managed a confidence booster winning 3 - 0 REAL MALLORCA to gain important points & maintain themselves in Euro ladder positions. Atletico was morally wounded last week when they were defeated 3 - 1 by Real Madrid in the 1º st leg of the Spanish Cup & that loss had opened up "doubts" in-house. Tonight Atletico did well to keep out a fighty Mallorca - especially in the 2º half - & win without Sergio Aguero who will be out 2 weeks due to injury.
Atletico de Madrid started well with a 12 th min goal from VALERA from a Reyes pass, which followed a DIEGO FORLAN goal in the 33rd min. The 2º half "complicated" itself with Mallorca fighting back to which Atletico goalie De Gea managed to keep them out & stopped Mallorca scoring, including a penalty that also left Atletico with 10 men via the red card on defender Antonio Lopez. Then REYES scored in the 90th min the last & third goal.
Hopefully this win will lift spirits at Atletico for this weeks 2º leg decider against Real Madrid in the Spanish Cup were they will have to make a tremendous comeback if they are not to be eliminated. Tweet