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Atletico tied without goals with Mexican Toluca in match without brilliance

Atletico Madrid started their preseason for the next season of the Spanish league with a goalless draw at home to Mexican Toluca in a match of few emotions with numerous changes.

Atleti coach Diego Simeone opened the match with Jan Oblak; Juanfran, Stefan Savic, Lucas Hernández, Filipe Luis; Augusto Fernández, Gabi, Koke, Yannick Carrasco; Antoine Griezmann and Fernando Torres, who did little before a Toluca a little better, but without finishing the plays.

By the Mexican Devils of the Argentinean technician Hernán Cristante the first arrivals to the opposite area were in the minute 10 of the Argentine Gabriel Hauche and in the 18 of the Colombian Fernando Uribe, who threw the ball on one side.

Juafran touched the area defended by Alfredo Talavera in the 20 in the first signal of attack of the mattresses and in 30 the same player fired above the bow; The main threats of the Spaniards in the initial half in which Toluca finished better.

For the second part Simeone replaced all his equipment and gained in speed; Despite being 2,600 meters above the sea, Atleti advanced on the wings although he missed the last shot.

Hauche was close to scoring for the Mexicans in 58 and two minutes later was the Ghanaian Thomas Partey, who burst a ball with effect, deflected by Talavera.

With the pitch wet from the rain on a cold night of about 14 degrees of temperature, the two fought to counteract the opposing defense, but in the case of the Mexicans they lacked tino and in the case of the Spaniards, they showed that Are in the beginning of their preseason, which together with the changes prevented to compact the equipment.

In 93, seconds after finishing the match, Atletico came close to winning a counterattack; Again lacked tino in the auction and the tie was signed.

The fans of Toluca claimed that there was no series shootout of penalties but there was nothing regulated in that direction, which left a bittersweet flavor to the outcome of a meeting that celebrated the centennial of Toluca, held in the first part of this year.


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