• Chronicle.Morata puts peace in the Metropolitan

Álvaro Morata was very clear about what he was going to do when he saw how his header broke the hands of the Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper. He ran to the band, found Simeone first and kept looking until he fulfilled his goal: to melt into a hug with Koke . Your captain and your best friend in the locker room. Just eight minutes earlier, the stands had fired the midfielder with whistles. A situation that Cholo did not like but, much less, Morata himself. "His goal, beyond the hug with Koke, led us to make a group, as was already happening in the field," explained the Argentine coach cold, who also discussed some of his decisions from several corners of the Metropolitan.

It was an afternoon split between some rojiblancos fans. The whistles of a sector were repelled from another area of ​​the field to the shout of "Vikings, no!", In reference to Real Madrid. And so for much of the afternoon until the captain got the loudest row. «People always do what they feel and what they see in those moments, because it's football. I remember the time of Luis Aragonés, Caminero, Kiko ... They have whistled us all, ”recalled Simeone after sealing a second victory in the group stage that brings Atlético to the round of 16.

A rare environment that Morata calmed with his first goal in Europe as a rojiblanco. "We had to win ... and we won," published the striker minutes after the victory after marking one of the most special since he arrived in January from Chelsea . In this time he has played 25 games with Atlético and scored eight goals with yesterday. A target that, in addition, broke its drought, since it did not mark since August, when it signed the victory in the league premiere against Getafe. That night, moreover, he ran out of double after missing a penalty.

Hector Herrera , a hero with his goal against Juventus, who played his 50th match in the Champions League also premiered in Europe. Between him and Thomas they took the helm of the team in front of a Leverkusen who barely let them breathe in the spinal cord. «If I have to be more patient, I will try to be and always support as much as I can. Whether inside or outside, ”the Mexican admitted humbly, recruited free this summer from Porto, which has barely had minutes this season. Until yesterday, their participation was summarized in 92 divided into three afternoons. Yesterday, in addition, was his first full match with Atlético.

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