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Club Brugge v Atlético Madrid Live Commentary, 05/10/2022

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K. Sowah (36)
Ferran Jutglà (62)
Jan Breydelstadion


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Brugge travel to the Civitas Metropolitano next in the Champions League to take on Atletico on their home turf. That game will take place on October 12th.
Sowah opened the scoring for Brugge in the first half before Jutgla doubled their advantage in the second. Griezmann then missed a penalty later in the game and had a goal disallowed for a marginal offside seconds afterwards, ensuring that the three points stayed in Belgium rather than left for the Spanish capital.
Club Brugge have secured a sensational 2-0 win against Atletico Madrid to keep their European dream alive. The Belgian outfit have now won all three of their Champions League group games and sit at the top of Group B. It wasn't a fluke, either. Brugge were full value for their victory - they were confident and progressive when they needed to be and tough and resolute when they needed to be, too. As for Atletico, this is a second consecutive defeat in what looks like it will be another underwhelming European campaign.
90' + 3' The Brugge supporters are in full voice. They believe the three points belong to them.
90' + 1' Felix has the ball in the Brugge penalty area but he fails to get it out of his feet and the Belgian side break.
J. Spileers
L. Sylla
Club Brugge
89' Just after being booked, Sylla is withdrawn and replaced by Spileers.
89' CHANCE! Felix's well-struck free-kick - earned after Cunha was fouled outside the box - is dealt with firmly by Mignolet.
L. Sylla
Yellow Card
Club Brugge
88' Sylla is the latest Brugge player to enter the referee's book.
87' Club Brugge’s Antonio Nusa became the youngest player to score on his UEFA Champions League debut in their win over FC Porto on MD2, aged 17 years and 149 days. He would also be the youngest player to score in consecutive appearances in the competition should he score in this game, with no player doing so before turning 18.
A. Nusa
Ferran Jutglà
Club Brugge
86' Jutgla, one of Brugge's best players tonight, is withdrawn - to a standing ovation - in favour of Nusa.
85' Brugge have recovered from a spell of Atletico pressure and are keeping the ball well in their bid to see out this victory.
82' Felix carries the ball from deep into the penalty area only to have his pocket picked by Brugge's resolute defence.
80' Since scoring in his first away game for Atlético Madrid in the UEFA Champions League (v Lokomotiv Moscow in October 2019), João Félix hasn’t scored in any of his following 11 away appearances in the competition. The Portuguese has attempted 22 shots and hit the target 11 times without scoring during this run.
João Félix
Y. Carrasco
Atlético Madrid
80' Felix has replaced Carrasco - Simeone will hope the Portuguese can deliver when he's most needed.
É. Balanta
T. Buchanan
Club Brugge
79' And Balanta has come on for Buchanan - it looks like Brugge are looking to close up shop entering the final ten minutes.
E. Sobol
B. Meijer
Club Brugge
78' Sobol has been introduced in place of Meijer.
77' OFFSIDE! Moments after missing a penalty Griezmann has the ball in the net - only for the referee to rule it offside.
A. Griezmann
Penalty Miss
Atlético Madrid
76' MISSED PENALTY! Griezmann's penalty kick crashes against the crossbar to deny Atletico a goal.
S. Mignolet
Yellow Card
Club Brugge
75' Mignolet is booked for complaining in the aftermath of the referee awarding Atletico a penalty.
75' PENALTY! Atletico have earned a penalty kick after Nielsen brought down Cunha inside the box.
73' A loose ball in the Brugge box very nearly causes the Belgian side problems only for Mignolet to read and intercept the danger impressively.
72' Griezmann snatches at a shot from distance but it proves speculative to say the least and fails to trouble Mignolet.
T. Buchanan
Yellow Card
Club Brugge
70' Buchanan goes into the referee's book following an off-the-ball incident.
68' CHANCE! Correa is involved again, hiking a speculative ball to the back post that Brugge fail to deal with. It's then arrowed toward goal by Molina, almost going in after taking a deflection but eventually skimming the side of the near post.
68' Correa shows lovely feet inside the box and tries to play in Carrasco only for Brugge to clear the ball to safety.
Matheus Cunha
Álvaro Morata
Atlético Madrid
65' Cunha has come on in place of Morata, who spurned a couple of good chances for Atletico during his 65 minutes on the field.
Ferran Jutglà
Club Brugge
62' GOAL! Buchanan holds the ball well in the Atletico penalty area before laying off the oncoming Jutgla, who finishes superbly to make it 2-0 to Brugge.
S. Savić
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
61' Savic is booked following a coming together with Jutgla.
60' Brugge are now quite clearly setting their stall out - their ambition is to remain compact and break when they can and not allow Atletico any space. They want a clean sheet.
58' Savic arrows a hopeful floated ball into the Brugge penalty area but it's easily dealt with by the Belgian defence.
55' Griezmann plays a clipped pass across the pitch for Carrasco, but the ball isn't accurate and the Brugge crowd jeer at the mistake. Emblematic of Atletico's struggles so far tonight.
Yellow Card
Atlético Madrid
53' Reinildo has been booked by the referee, meaning he'll have to tread carefully for the remainder of the game.
52' CHANCE! Correa is again at the heart of a smart Atletico move. This time the Argentine exchanges a one-two with Griezmann, whose close-range effort hits the side-netting.
50' CHANCE! Carrasco and Correa combine for an intelligent one-two that leads to the former shooting from just inside the box. His effort, however, flashes just wide of the post.
47' CHANCE! Buchanan plays a clipped pass into Jutgla inside the area, who controls the ball on his chest before getting an impressive volley off. Oblak, however, is on hand to pull off an even more impressive save. Otherwise that would have been 2-0 to Brugge.
46' We're back underway at Jan Breydel Stadium.
G. Kondogbia
J. Giménez
Atlético Madrid
46' Kondogbia has come on for Gimenez and it appears that Atletico are going to switch to a three-at-the-back system.
Brugge have won their opening two UEFA Champions League matches this season, only the second time they’ve won back-to-back games in the competition (also November 2005). They are looking to become the third Belgian side to win three consecutive Champions League games, after RSC Anderlecht in 2000 and KAA Gent in 2015.
A third win on the bounce would make for a dream start to Brugge's Champions League campaign but a second consecutive defeat would spell trouble for Simeone and Atletico. One thing that's indisputable is that there's an interesting 45 minutes of European football ahead in Belgium.
Brugge lead Atletico 1-0 at the break thanks to a 36th minute strike from Ghanaian forward Sowah. It's been a pretty even affair and, until the goal, it wouldn't have been unfair to suggest that while the hosts have enjoyed the lion's share of the ball it's the visitors who've threated most in the final third. But Brugge go into the interval content with their work.
R. Onyedika
Yellow Card
Club Brugge
45' + 1' Onyedika is booked for man-handling Griezmann by the half-way line.
45' There will be two minutes of added time at the end of the first half.
45' Reinildo is down after taking contact to the face but there doesn't seem to have been a whole lot in it.
42' CHANCE! Molina arrows a smart ball into the path of Morata only for Mechele to get a foot in and clear the ball out of danger.
40' Atletico look to hit back immediately after going a goal down but Brugge are defending resolutely.
38' Carrasco is the one to take the free-kick following Odoi's foul but he fails to work Mignolet, who catches the ball without breaking a sweat.
D. Odoi
Yellow Card
Club Brugge
37' Odoi is the first player into the book following his foul at the edge of Brugge's own penalty area.
Ferran Jutglà
Club Brugge
36' Jutgla shows composure to bring the ball to the byline before pulling it back smartly for Sowah.
K. Sowah
Club Brugge
36' GOAL! Ex-Barcelona man Jutgla carries the ball dangerously into the area before squaring it across goal for Sowah, who gleefully taps it in to make it 1-0 to Brugge.
35' Correa has appeared as a substitute on 35 occasions for Atletico in the UEFA Champions League, including in all three games so far this season. Only Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (42) has made more sub appearances in the history of the competition (Correa has equalled Roque Santa Cruz on 36).
Á. Correa
Marcos Llorente
Atlético Madrid
33' Llorente has been withdrawn through injury and replaced by Argentine forward Correa.
30' Simeone is booked by the referee for complaining about a challenge on Morata.
28' Reinildo tries to repeat Molina's trick by fizzing a long pass into the left channel for Carrasco but there's too much pace on the ball and it runs out for a goal kick.
26' CHANCE! Morata finds himself clean through on goal following an accurate long ball from Molina but Mignolet stands up to the Spaniard and makes a big save. The biggest chance of the game so far by some distance.
25' Buchanan tries to apply pressure on Oblak following a loose ball back to the Atletico goalkeeper but the Slovenian remains ice-cool and deals with the moment without a problem.
22' Atletico are beginning to grow into the game, now, with Griezmann dropping deep with increasing frequency and pulling the strings.
20' Following their victory over Leverkusen on MD1, Brugge will be looking to win consecutive home games in the European Cup/UEFA Champions League for the first time since October 1990 (a run of three).
18' CHANCE! Some slick interplay from Atletico ends up with Griezmann shooting - and testing Mignolet - from a tight angle inside the box. The resulting corner comes to nothing.
15' Diego Simeone barks instructions at his Atletico players after they lose the ball cheaply when trying to play out from the back. They've not started too sharply.
13' The home crowd roar with approval following an impressive sequence of play from Brugge. They're pinning Atletico back in their own third.
10' Brugge try to catch out Atletico with a smart set-piece after winning a free-kick following Koke's handball. But Atletico goalkeeper Oblak is equal to their efforts and claims it easily.
9' Brugge have won just one of their last 18 UEFA European matches against Spanish opposition (D7 L10), a 1-0 home win over Valencia in the Europa League in February 2010.
7' CHANCE! Atletico break quickly down the right before switching the ball to find Carrasco on the left. The Belgian's arrowed effort is deflected over the bar for a corner but the resulting set-piece is easily claimed by Brugge goalkeeper Mignolet.
5' Brugge start the game with real confidence. They're in the midst of a fine moment and they're not going to be cowed by their Spanish visitors.
3' Brugge are unbeaten in all three home meetings with Atletico in European competition (W2 D1).
1' We're underway at Jan Breydel Stadium.
Atletico have never won a European match in Belgium in seven attempts (five away, two neutral). They’ve played more major European competition games on Belgian soil without winning than any other country.
Atletico have made two changes to the team that won 2-0 at Sevilla at the weekend. Cunha and Saul are dropped from the midfield and replaced by Carrasco and Griezmann.
Brugge have made three changes to the team that beat Mechelen 3-0 at the weekend. Sylla and Meijer have come in for Spileers and Sobol in defence while Buchanan has replaced Nusa in attack.
ATLETICO MADRID SUBS: Ivo Grbic, Antonio Gomis, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Rodrigo de Paul, Joao Felix, Matheus Cunha, Angel Correa, Thomas Lemar, Saul Niguez, Mario Hermoso, Marco Moreno Ojeda.
ATLETICO MADRID (4-4-2): Jan Oblak; Nahuel Molina, Jose Maria Gimenez, Stefan Savic, Reinildo Mandava; Marcos Llorente, Axel Witsel, Koke, Yannick Carrasco; Alvaro Morata, Antoine Griezmann.
CLUB BRUGGE SUBS: Senne Lammens, Eduard Sobol, Eder Balanta, Noa Lang, Cyle Larin, Antonio Eromonsele Nordby Nusa, Roman Yaremchuk, Clinton Mata, Cisse Sandra, Kyriani Sabbe, Jorne Spileers.
CLUB BRUGGE (4-3-3): Simon Mignolet; Denis Odoi, Brandon Mechele, Abakar Sylla, Bjorn Meijer; Casper Nielsen, Raphael Onyedika, Hans Vanaken; Tajon Buchanan, Ferran Jutgla, Kamal Sowah.
Atletico enter gameweek three sitting third in Champions League Group B. They've taken three points from their opening two fixtures having scored two goals and conceded three. The Spanish outfit opened their European campaign by beating Porto 2-1 at home only to suffer a 2-0 defeat on the road at Leverkusen last time out. They'll be keen for a victory.
Brugge come into this one in fine form. They're top of Champions League Group B having taken six points from their opening two games. They've scored five goals and are yet to concede. The Belgian side beat Bayer Leverkusen 1-0 in their opening European tie and routed Porto 4-0 in Portugal last time out. Atletico will be a stern test of their mettle.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Champions League clash between Club Brugge and Atletico Madrid at Jan Breydel Stadium.