Atletico Madrid wrapped up its final game in South Korea with a win thanks to back-to-back goals from Memphis Depay and Yannick Carrasco.
Atletico defeated Manchester City 2-1 in the second leg of the Coupang Play Series at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8:40 p.m. on Sept. 30.
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On the day, City deployed a 3-2-4-1 formation. Holland started up front, supported by Grealish, Guindoan, Foden, and Alvarez. In the middle of the park, Rodriguez and Stones paired up, and the back three was Laporte, Dias, and Walker. Ederson was in goal.
Atletico countered with a 3-5-2 formation, with Griezmann and Morata up top and Lino, Koke, Lemar, De Paul, and Aspilicueta in midfield. In the back, Hermoso, Witsel, and Sowinszew started. Oblak wore the goalkeeping gloves.
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In the days leading up to the game, heavy rain fell in Seoul. The game kicked off at 8:40 p.m., 40 minutes after the original 8 p.m. start time. Atletico started the game on the front foot and had a shot on goal less than a minute in. Morata flicked on a loose ball that Griezmann volleyed over the bar.
City hit back. In the third minute, Silva’s pass to Holland was blocked by the defense. Alvarez pounced on the loose ball, but his shot went over the crossbar. City had another chance. In the seventh minute, Alvarez’s through ball found Holland, 꽁머니지급 who finished with a left-footed shot that was blocked by Oblak.
City continued to counterattack. In the 20th minute, Alvarez went on the attack quickly after Foden cleared the ball off the line. He found Holland through Grealish, but his shot was blocked by the defense. City rattled the net. In the 21st minute, Rodriguez scored with a header from a corner, but a foul was called in the buildup.
City took control. In the 27th minute, a quick pass from Foden found Alvarez, who curled a right-footed shot straight at Oblak. Atletico had another good chance. In the 28th minute, Lino sent in a cross from the left that Morata headed just over the crossbar.
Atletico’s chances were wasted. In the 34th minute, Lino sent in a cross after a quick attack from the left. Lemar couldn’t get a good grip on the ball and the second ball was collected by Ederson. City threatened with shots on goal. In the 42nd minute, Alvarez picked up a pass from Grealish and fired straight at the keeper from outside the box.