Two new victims in the Atlético. First, Vrsaljko. Later, Angel Correa. Neither the Croatian nor the Argentine were able to complete the first half hour of the match after suffering two strong tackles from Fekir and Ruibal that ended without sanctioning… and with the two rojiblancos on the bench injured.
The Croatian was on the right wing, where Fekir entered hard and hurt the 24. The red-and-white medical services came out to attend to him but from the first moment the winger knew that he would not be able to continue on the field. Carrasco was chosen to change the system, place on the left and send Marcos Llorente to the right side.
Minutes later, a play with a divided ball ended with Ruibal going strong into a Correa who, after spending minutes on the green, asked for the change unable to continue. Simeone asked him to hold on for a bit but on 10 he saw that it was impossible and he ended up going in Griezmann to green. Two injured and zero cards.
Saved, also KO in the premises
Not only Atlético has been left without Correa and Vrsaljo. Betis saw how they had to replace Saved, with a muscle injury, by Tello also at the start of an eventful match in which the visitors demanded a penalty for a handball in an attack by Joao Flix.