Porto vs. Atletico Madrid: Porto’s 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid, aided by goals from Mehdi Taremi and Stephen Eustaquio, propelled them to the top of their Champions League group and sent Atletico Madrid packing.
Already in the round of 16, Porto won their group by one point over Club Brugge to go to the knockout round. Atletico came in dead last and didn’t even make it to the postseason for the Europa League, which is the second division of European soccer.
Taremi, a forward for Porto, scored the game’s first goal in the fifth minute when he knocked in a cross from Evanilson.
After Galeno had sped down the left and offloaded inside the box, midfielder Eustaquio doubled Porto’s lead with a low shot into the bottom corner at the 24-minute mark.
Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa made a stop from Angel Correa six minutes later, and Antoine Griezmann scored in the 68th minute, although the referee had already blown the whistle for a foul by Rodrigo De Paul on Galeno in the buildup.
Since Diego Simeone took charge of Atlético Madrid, four players have left Atleti for Barcelona, or vice versa.
I take a look at each of these four players in my latest series for @betcoza.
— Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) November 2, 2022
A late own goal by Porto defender Ivan Marcano did not derail the Portuguese club’s efforts to secure all three points against Diego Simeone’s side.
They were considerably better than us in every way,” Simeone admitted. There’s a lot we could say, but it’s clear that we’re having some difficulties.
You could tell they were the best. If we end ourselves at the bottom of the group, that’s where we belong. Now that Europe is behind us, we can focus on the league and making progress.
Jose Maria Gimenez a defender for Atletico has expressed bewilderment over the club’s recent troubles.
Playing Porto vs. Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen vs. Club Brugge in the Champions League
Although Group B of the Champions League has already qualified two teams for the round of 16, there is still a lot at stake on Matchday 6.
Club Brugge and Porto both have 10 points going into Tuesday’s games, with Atletico Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen each holding a slim 4-point lead for third place and a chance at the Europa League.
So, how should gamblers approach Tuesday’s two matches? I’ll break down my best bets for each fight now. Although Porto ultimately fell short in the first encounter, they trounced their opponents in Madrid.
Things just don’t seem to be working out for João Félix at Atlético Madrid 😕
Is it time for the Portugal international to make a move? pic.twitter.com/NCRNDgeJ7S
— Transfermarkt.co.uk (@TMuk_news) November 2, 2022
The Porto defense let in two goals against Atletico Madrid but only allowed 0.59 xGOT and one major scoring opportunity. Additionally, Porto appears to have found their form in the last three Champions League matches, posting a +3.7 xGOT.
Atletico de Madrid led by Diego Simeone had a -1.56 xGOT difference in their three matches versus Brugge and Leverkusen.
To add insult to injury Madrid has suffered mightily away from home this season as Atletico has posted a +1.73 xGOT difference in nine combined La Liga and Champions League road encounters, including a -2.56 xGOT deficit in two UCL matches.
And while the underlying numbers may favor the visitors, it’s worth noting that the home team has avoided defeat in seven of the first 10 group matches.
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