Here are your Spanish football headlines for Wednesday, October 20.
Simeone explains handshake
As he always does, Simeone ran off down the tunnel after the full-time whistle, and that did not go down well with the British media, in particular.
After the game, Simeone said: “I don’t always greet the other coach after the game because I don’t like it.
“It’s not healthy for either the winner or the loser. I think of it that way. But now, when I see him, I’ll greet him without a problem.”
Klopp talks Atleti
Jurgen Klopp, who has been one of Atletico Madrid’s biggest critics, has spoken about the style of play Diego Simeone employs following Liverpool‘s 3-2 win over Los Rojiblancos.
“It’s a style of play. There are things I like and others less,” he said after the game.
“But I really respect what they do. I couldn’t do it. I’m not the same person as Diego.
“I couldn’t play that way, but he has had 10 years here with incredible successes.
“He doesn’t play the football that I like, but they like it and I respect it a lot.”
Vinicius shines again
Vinicius Junior put in another excellent performance for Real Madrid in their comfortable 5-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Brazilian scored twice, and his second goal was a work of art, dancing through the Shakhtar defence before dinking home.
Vinicius is in fine form, and what better time ahead of this weekend’s Clásico.