Post match, the Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone praised his apprentice. To him, the Slovenian professional footballer Oblak is the Messi of the goalkeepers.
In the 2nd leg of the Champions League round of the last sixteen, the Spanish club Atletico Madrid beat the last UCL winner Liverpool by a 3 - 2 goal. In the most important game, the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Oblak made some amazing saves.
If we look at the game’s statistics, Liverpool played far better than Atletico in the game. They made several attacks but every time, the Slovenian goalkeeper was there between them and the goal. He was just like the wall of China. And only the goalkeeper was the key to success against the Reds. He stopped several shots from Salah, Mane, and Firmino. Still, his team conceded two goals. But the most important thing is, Atletico players kept their nerve strong till the end of the game. They did well when they were under great pressure. And, Oblak played a vital role in the victory. So, Simeone compared him with the best player in the world Lionel Messi.
Diego Simeone: “Oblak saves games for us. Lionel Messi wins games for you up front and in goal people can win games for you as well. Oblak does that.”
— Barcelona Worldwide (@BarcaWorldwide) March 12, 2020
At the Anfield, earlier yesterday, the team of Simeone won by a 3 - 2 goal against Liverpool. In the game, Madrid’s club goalkeeper Oblak stopped a total of nine shots from Salah, Mane, and Firmino. Through the head of Wijnaldum, the game went to the extra time. At that moment, Oblak was quite impossible. The Reds made attack one after another. And Oblak was there to stop them.
In the 4th minute of the extra time, the Reds went ahead by the Brazilian Firmino. In the first leg, Atletico won by a 1 - 0 goal. So, they went behind by a 2 - 1. Later, with two amazing goals, Marcos Llorente led the guest team ahead. In the end, Alvaro Morata scored an eye-catchy goal. SO, with the 4 - 2 goals aggregation, Atletico Madrid moved to the quarter-final of the Champions League.
🗣 “I have no doubt that we have the best goalkeeper in the world. What Messi does in attack for Barça, Oblak does in defence for us. Barça have Messi and we have Oblak.”
- Diego Simeone pic.twitter.com/pboyjadgZQ
— Now Football (@Now_FootbaIl) March 12, 2020
After winning the most competitive game, the Slovenian professional goalkeeper became the player of the match. And, the Atletico Madrid manager Simeone has thought he is the best goalkeeper in the world right now. He stated that Atletico has a goalkeeper who is the best in the world and there is no doubt in it. In the last few days, he is telling that. Simeone also added that it is like Barcelona which team has Lionel Messi. Messi used to do all the impossible things and bring the result of the game. And Oblak used to save the team by stopping the attacks.