Super cups are over. We can now focus on games that actually matter.
I’m not going to do a full recap because everything was so thoroughly and richly discussed in the comments. Bottom line is, surprising no one, we didn’t turn the tie around. The first half was pretty wild and could have ended 2-0 or 0-2. Unfortunately for us, it ended 0-1.
There were some valiant efforts from some of our guys. Diego Gonzalez looks very good to me and relieves our need to sign another back. Ben Yedder looked more promising than Vietto has so far. Mariano was fantastic. Correa looked good. And some lowlights: Konoplyanka, Iborra’s missed PK, Rico’s distribution, Kranevitter, Ganso….
I’m not gonna go through it any more than that. As I said earlier, and continue to stand by, we just need to be patient and get excited for Espanyol.
And while we’re waiting for the weekend. Head over to this Atleti blog, and when you’re done trolling them, read through Aaron’s great interview/season preview.