Simeone praises Valencia after hard-fought draw against Atletico

Sun 07 November 2021 | 19:39

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has heaped praise on ‘ready and focused’ Valencia as they recovered from two goals down to gain a 3-3 draw on Sunday.

The LaLiga champions threw away a two-goal lead in the final minutes to draw 3-3 against


at Mestalla on Sunday.

Luis Suarez

took the lead for Roji Blancos in the 35th minute, but Valencia equalized five minutes later on an own goal by







's lead in the 58th minute with a fantastic strike into the top corner from outside the box.

Sime Vrsaljko

appeared to have clinched all three points two minutes later with a goal from close range that was initially ruled out but then given after a VAR review.

Valencia were trailing 3-1 with seven minutes remaining, but

Hugo Duro

scored twice in the final seven minutes to earn a point for his team.

“In the end they did everything to get a goal from a set-piece, some chaos in the area,”

Diego Simeone

said post-match in comments carried by



“They were ready and focused and it’s a merited draw for Valencia.

“I’ve said it in the dressing room, that it’s a pity we dropped those two points. It was a great game, with 80-85 very good minutes, great personality. But unfortunately, while sometimes we are right, today we were wrong.”

source: SportMob

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