Atlético de Madrid, where Venezuelan striker Deyna Castellanos is active, will seek a positive result today against FC Barcelona Women, in the first leg of the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup.
The mattresses face the game hungry for revenge against Barcelona, which they have not been able to beat in six games, in which they accumulate five setbacks and a draw. In their most recent duels, Atlético lost 1-0 in the European Champions League and 3-0 in the Super League. In the local tournament, Barsa defeated Espanyol 5-0 in the Catalan derby, to consolidate at the top and Atlético drew 1-1 against Rayo Vallecano in the Madrid derby.
This tie yesterday caused a sudden change in the Atlético bench. José Luis Sánchez, with whom they were already champions of Spain, assumed the reins of the club as the new coach.
“There is little I can say about what it means to work for this club and this team again. We have many challenges and goals to work towards together and I will, as always, put all my effort, dedication and passion to achieve them. I hope to see all of the Atléticos soon, ”Sánchez Vera said through a press release issued by the team.
This will be the coach's second experience with Atlético, after his time on the bench in the 2018/19 season, when he won the championship.