Champions League: Atlético Madrid-FC Porto (Key Takeaways)

Club Atlético de Madrid 2-1 FC Porto (Civitas Metropolitano), 7 September 2022 – key takeaways below

Line-up (4x4x2): Diogo Costa, Pepê, Pepe, David Carmo, Zaidu; Uribe, Eustáquio, Otávio, Galeno; Taremi, Evanilson

Also played: João Mário, Bruno Costa, Gabriel Veron and Toni Martinez.

Crushing. That is the first word that comes mind when describing this game. An absolutely crushing loss, for a variety of reasons. We had a chance to take the three points – it was definitely possible and we seemed to be well on our way. But dumb mistakes, controversial refereeing decisions and bad in-game adjustments really cost us in the end. Losing Otávio just makes this loss feel even worse.