Atletico Madrid were given a reality check by Olympiakos today as the team still celebrating their postion in the champions league and la liga title. Olympiakos ran out 3-2 winners on the night.
Atletico Madrid were shell shocked when Masuaku’s long range effort went into the goal before Affelay pounced on some terrible defending to make it 2-0. Madzukic pulled on back for the team with a brilliant header. In the second half, Atletico dominated the possession but couldn’t find penetration before Mitroglou received the pass in the six yard box, turned around and fired a low shot into the Atletico Marid. Greizmann finally pulled on back for Atletico as he tapped the ball into an empty net.
Atletico would want to put this performance behind them and move on and press forward as they hope to do better than their run to the final last season. Atletico Madrid lacked the defensive organization that generally characterized their playing style and it might be argued that they missed the intense character of Diego Simeone on the bench.