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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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Atletico Madrid, Chelsea contact PSG midfielder’s agent with player set to leave



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Atletico Madrid and Chelsea are among the clubs that have made contact with the agent of PSG midfielder Leandro Paredes, who is set to leave this summer.

This claim comes from journalist Martin Arevalo on ESPN, who states that apart from Atletico and Chelsea, an unnamed third club have also established contact with the Argentine international’s representative.

Paredes has been on PSG’s books since January 2019, when he arrived from Zenit St. Petersburg. For a large part of his time at the French capital outfit, the midfielder had been a regular starter in the side.

However, last summer saw Paredes get shipped out on loan to Juventus. He has played 33 times for the Bianconeri this season with a return of one goal and assist apiece.

The Serie A heavyweights, who were recently hit with a 10-point deduction, have the option to purchase him permanently. But, as per the report, his relationship with manager Massimiliano Allegri is not good and a return to PSG is on the cards.

And considering that he is not in the plans back at Parc des Princes either, a permanent departure away seems set in stone for Paredes.

As such, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, and an unnamed club have shown interest in acquiring his services by making contact with the 28-year-old World Cup winner’s agent.

With Koke entering the final phase of his career and Geoffrey Kondogbia expected to leave at the end of the season, the Rojiblancos could do with reinforcements in the centre of the park.

Paredes, who has plenty of experience at the highest level and is known for his aggressive mentality, can be a good fit into Diego Simeone’s setup at the Civitas Metropolitano.

But, with Chelsea also in the picture, things could get tricky for the Colchoneros. After all, Atleti are operating on tight finances and are looking for bargain and free transfer signings in the market with the likes of Marcus Thuram, Jordi Alba, and Raphael Guerreiro emerging as targets.

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