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Video: Diego Simeone’s son celebrates Griezmann’s Atletico winner during post-game presser

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In their Champions League opener against Porto, Atletico Madrid showcased their inherent doggedness in a narrow 2-1 victory away from home.

After Mario Hermoso’s deflected strike gave the visitors the lead in the 91st minute, it seemed like Atleti were set to take all three points. However, a Mateus Tribe equaliser in the 96th minute soured things for the side from the Spanish capital, as it seemed as if they had to accept sharing the spoils after a hard-fought battle.

Antoine Griezmann had other plans, as he got on the end of a Joao Felix to head home a winner from close quarters in the 101st minute of the clash.

Amongst the Atleti fans that rejoiced after the dramatic winner was none other than Diego Simeone’s son, Giovanni Simeone, who saw Griezmann’s goal unfold on the big screen and celebrated during his post-match interview.

The 27-year-old, who is on loan at Napoli from Hellas Verona, was unsurprisingly all smiles, as it is only natural that he has an affinity towards the Rojiblancos, due to his father’s time at the club as both a player and a manager.

Especially during his time on the sidelines, it’s safe to say that Diego Simeone has cemented immortal status at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Both father and son lit up the Champions League on Wednesday night, with the latter getting on the scoresheet in Napoli’s shock 4-1 demolition job of Liverpool.

As Giovanni Simeone was busy causing the Reds’ defence mayhem up front at the same time as Atletico Madrid’s clash with Porto, he was unable to watch the contest from the very start.

However, much like for his goal against Jurgen Klopp’s men, he was at the right place at the right time to watch his father’s side win in cinematic fashion.

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Tottenham Hotspur hold an interest in key Atletico Madrid duo

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According to MARCA, Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest in signing key Atletico Madrid stars Yannick Carrasco and Jan Oblak and could look to make a move for the duo in the summer.

Tottenham and Atletico have fostered a good working relationship in recent times, with the Rojiblancos signing Sergio Reguilon on loan from the Premier League club in the summer.

Following that, the Colchoneros secured the signing of Matt Doherty in January on a free transfer after Tottenham handed him a letter of freedom so that he can join the La Liga club.

Now, it is being claimed that Tottenham could look to capitalise on it and act on their interest in both Carrasco and Oblak.

Carrasco has been a topic of interest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for some time now. The Lilywhites have even made attempts to sign him in the past but were unable to pull off the transfer.

However, with the 29-year-old reportedly disgruntled at Atletico, a summer exit could be on the cards. Barcelona have secured an option to sign the winger for a fee of €20 million in the summer, but Tottenham could offer more if they are serious about signing him.

Meanwhile, Oblak has also been on the radars of Tottenham for some time. With captain and first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris nearing the end of his career, the north London club have identified the Slovenian ace as a possible replacement for the Frenchman.

Oblak has been a permanent fixture in the lineup at Atletico Madrid for close to a decade now. But he harbours hopes of playing in the Premier League while he also wishes to challenge for trophies – something that has not happened at Atletico this term or the last season.

It could compel him to consider a move away from the Civitas Metropolitano, and Tottenham would be lying in wait if such a scenario materialises.

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