FC Porto vs. Atletico Madrid – Football match report – November 1, 2022 – .

FC Porto vs. Atletico Madrid – Football match report – November 1, 2022 – .
FC Porto vs. Atletico Madrid – Football match report – November 1, 2022 – .

Goals from Mehdi Taremi and Stephen Eustaquio helped Porto to a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid, meaning they finished top of their Champions League group and condemned Atletico to a European exit anticipated.

Porto had already qualified for the round of 16 but edged Club Brugge to finish group winners with 12 points, one point ahead of the Belgians, who also qualified.

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Atletico finished last, failing to even qualify for the Europa League second division qualifiers.

“What can I say? We didn’t deserve to qualify for the knockout stages or the Europa League,” said Antoine Griezmann.

“It’s like that. If you can only win one match in the group, that’s what you get. We must work, be silent and fight.

“There is nothing to say to the supporters, just to thank them for the effort they are making in the stadium and at home. They don’t deserve this.”

Porto took the lead in the fifth minute when striker Taremi tapped in an Evanilson cross, scoring his fifth Champions League goal of the season.

Midfielder Eustaquio doubled Porto’s lead in the 24th minute, slotting the ball into the bottom corner after Galeno sprinted down the left and unloaded inside the box.

Griezmann found the net in the 68th minute but the referee had already called for a foul by Rodrigo De Paul on Galeno in the build-up, while Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa saved Angel Correa six minutes later.

Porto defender Ivan Marcano scored an own goal in injury time but it didn’t do much damage to Porto as they then sealed the three points against Diego Simeone’s side.

“We tried, but they were way better in every way,” Simeone said. “There are a lot of things we could say, but obviously we disagree.

“They were superior. We deserve to finish last in the group. Europe is behind us now, we have the championship and we hope to improve.”

Atletico defender Jose Maria Gimenez says he can’t understand his side’s recent struggles.

“The team is pissed off,” Gimenez said. “I can’t find an explanation for what happened today, what happened in the last games.

“We work so hard in training, we live for it…then the game comes and we’re not clinical. It’s the Champions League. We create chances and don’t take them.”

. Porto Atletico Madrid Report match football #1 November

. Porto Atletico Madrid Football match report November

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