On 2 April 2018, Atletico Madrid played a home game against Deportivo de La Coruna at Wanda Metropolitano that has become the home stadium of Atletico Madrid since the 2017-18 season. Finally, Atletico Madrid won Deportivo(1-0) and it remained second in La Liga, nine points behind Barcelona with eight games left.
Wanda Metropolitano, with a capacity of approximately 87,703 spectators, is a professional football stadium located in Madrid, Spain. It was opened on 6 September 1994 by the Community of Madrid. The stadium is selected to host the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final. Football fans of Atletico Madrid can buy a ticket to feel the excitement when there are matches being held. You can cheer on your favorite team to encourage players to perform better.
Atletico Madrid is a successful football club in Europe and it competes in La Liga. Together with Real Madrid and Barcelona, the three clubs are the candidates of the La Liga each season. It has won ten La Liga titles, two UEFA Europa League trophies, two UEFA Super Cup titles, one Intercontinental Cup and three runners-up of UEFA Champions League.
However, many players of Atletico Madrid get injured, including José Giménez.
José Giménez is a Uruguayan professional footballer and also plays for Uruguay national team as a central defender. On 25 April 2013, Atletico Madrid officially announced that they had signed a contract with the potential football player. On 14 September, Giménez made his debut, starting in a 4–2 home win over UD Almería. He scored his first goal for Atletico Madrid on 6 December 2014. Besides, he scored a header in the game against the club’s biggest rival Real Madrid and helped Atletico Madrid win Copa del Rey in 2015. The young player has helped the club win La Liga in the 2013-14 season, Supercopa de España in 2014 and get the runner-up of UEFA Champions League in the 2015-16 season.
Giménez participated the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup for his country. He debuted for the Uruguay national team in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier, then he played games in the World Cup finals. In May 2015, he was called up to play games in the 2015 Copa América by coach Óscar Tabárez.
Recently, Atletico Madrid announces the final list, including five young players: Keidi Bare(born on 28 August 1997), Antonio Montoro(born 10 May 1997), Carlos Isaac (born on 30 April 1998), Antonio Moya Vega (born on 20 March 1998) and Aguero(born on May 27 1999). Isaac played 64 minutes as a right back, and Moya played as a substitute in the 88th minute.
Players of Atletico Madrid will play four games. If there are no skillful and excellent players, it will be difficult for the club to win these games.
Gabriel Fernández Arenas, known as Gabi, once said:“My dream when I was a kid was to play for Atlético de Madrid”. His dream has come true and he serves as the captain of the club, the soul of the whole team. Gabi is a lung in the midfield.
In terms of some controversy from fans about the change of the club crest, Gabi said: “I can understand that because the club has made a lot of changes recently, such as new team logo, new stadium and so on. People eventually can no longer have a sense of belonging. We should listen to the fans and support them.”