Tuesday, 1 August 2017


Fernando Torres and Luciano Vietto scored late goals as Atletico Madrid battled once again from behind to crush Napoli 2-1 and achieve the last of the Audi Cup.

Diego Simeone's side trailed 1-0 with 18 minutes left at the Allianz Arena, yet scruffy endeavors from Torres and after that Vietto turned the match around.

Atletico will meet hosts Bayern Munich or Liverpool in Wednesday's last, while Napoli will confront the washout of Tuesday's second semi.

Having survived a first-half punishment, which saw Jan Oblak deny Arkadiusz Milik, Atleti fell behind in the 56th moment to Jose Callejon's well taken volley.

In any case, Antoine Griezmann teed up Torres to score from an ungainly position before Vietto – who spent the 2016-17 crusade on advance at Sevilla – turned home the victor.

Be that as it may, Diego Godin mysteriously got two yellow cards in the last 10 minutes for a couple of unnecessary, rash difficulties.

The opening quarter of the diversion gave little by the method for goalmouth activity before Griezmann's intense header was magnificently kept out by the solid left hand of Pepe Reina, who at that point got up adroitly to upset Nico Gaitan on the bounce back.

Inside a moment Griezmann was in once more, yet this time he volleyed wide on the extend.

Atletico were given a much more prominent let-off at the flip side, nonetheless, as Milik saw his spot-kick spared by Oblak plunging low to one side after Stefan Savic had cut down Callejon as he endeavored to change over Faouzi Ghoulam's prodding ball.

Be that as it may, Milik's reddens were saved in the 56th moment as Ghoulam conveyed another cross from the left to Callejon, whose first-time volley pounded into the ground and up into the upper left corner.

Oblak could do little to keep that exertion out, however he was equivalent to Dries Mertens' plunging free-kick eight minutes after the fact, the Belgian having recently gone ahead for the goalscorer as Napoli set the tone for a pile of changes.

The Slovenia manager was called without hesitation again soon thereafter, tipping over Ghoulam's scratching drive before Atleti hinted at some reestablished life as Godin looked a header over from short proximity.

Torres leveled inside two minutes of that miss, doing admirably to wind his body and change over Griezmann's reduction.

Atletico finished the turnaround with nine minutes remaining when Yannick Carrasco's corner was flicked on by Lucas Hernandez and Vietto wounded home at the back post.

Godin's thrust on Adam Ounas earned him a moment alert a moment from time to curse a generally positive day for Simeone's men, who are as yet the best piece of three weeks from the begin of their season decisively.

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