Giménez instills fear in Atlético Madrid

Normally, clubs learn a lot from the first match and can apply what they've learned to the return match. But for Atlético Madrid, this becomes much more difficult heading into the second group match against Feyenoord, as Santiago Giménez did not play in the first encounter. Spanish media observed the Mexican striker excelling against Excelsior.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 02:52, 26 Nov 2023

'Giménez instills fear in Atlético Madrid,' is the headline of an article on the website of AS. The Madrid-based sports newspaper closely monitored Feyenoord's match, as the important Champions League encounter at De Kuip is scheduled for next Tuesday.

Spanish media are now aware that Bart Nieuwkoop was injured and is doubtful for the match in Rotterdam-Zuid and that Giménez poses a serious threat. 'Against Excelsior, he once again demonstrated his talent for being in the right positions in the penalty area. He showed what kind of threat he can be for Atlético Madrid. Diego Simeone's men are not familiar with the Mexican, as he was suspended for the first match. Tuesday will be different.'

The article also briefly touched on the return of Yankuba Minteh, who provided an assist against Excelsior. 'He is an important player for coach Arne Slot, who can be very significant with his speed. He has the ability to overwhelm the right flank as a driving force.'

In Group E of the Champions League, Feyenoord currently stands third, trailing two points behind Atlético Madrid. In the Spanish capital, the Rotterdam team suffered a 3-2 defeat, despite playing a strong match.

Updated: 02:52, 26 Nov 2023