Madrid – Atletico Madrid have confirmed tickets for the last 16 of the Champions League thanks to a 4-0 win over Olympiakos. Mario Mandzukic plays a major role in the victory with trigol, make it the first Atletico player who makes a hat-trick in the Champions League.
In the party Matchday 5 at the Vicente Calderon on Thursday (11/27/2014) pm dawn, Mandzukic opened trigolnya in the 38th minute to make Atletico 2-0 over Olympiakos.
In the second half of the match international striker 28-year-old Krosia added two more goals, one each in minute 62 and 65, to complete his hat–trick in the game.
Through his Twitter account, statistics website Infostrada Live call that Mandzukic be the first Atletico player who can score three goals in the Champions League. He carves what previously could not be done by the top players in the past colchoneros, sorts Sergio Aguero, Diego Costa, Juan Esnaider, and Diego Simeone who is Atletico coach today – four names that could never scored more than two goals in one game.
“It’s fun to score three goals, but the important thing is we won ensure a place in the last 16,” said Mandzukic in the official UEFA website pages.
“In the knockout round is always 50-50 but we‘ve shown that we’re a good team, so you never know what will happen. We are capable of beating anyone. We win and enjoy the game – it’s the most important thing,” he continued.
Interestingly, Mandzukic participation in the game itself initially had speculated after he got in trouble at the back against Malaga at the weekend. “We thought about whether to play or not,” I Simeone at Reuters.