GHANAIAN STAR THOMAS PARTEY CRUCIAL IN BARCA’S MASSACRE

GHANAIAN STAR THOMAS PARTEY CRUCIAL IN BARCA’S MASSACRE

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GHANAIAN STAR THOMAS PARTEY CRUCIAL IN BARCA’S MASSACRE

– Thomas Partey Frustrates Barca’s Midfield as Atletico Stopped Catalonians

– Is Ghana Making a Mistake not to Have Called Partey up?

 

Thomas Partey , Atletico Madrid

GHANAIAN STAR THOMAS PARTEY CRUCIAL IN BARCA’S MASSACRE 

Ghanaian rising star, Thomas Partey was one talent who is making an headway in Europe under Diego Simeone.

The West African midfielder was availed an opportunity to trouble Barcelona’s midfield in Wednesday’s Champions League showdown.With Atletico’s Simeone looking to his bench to usher in the Ghanaian youngster, the African player did not disappoint.

Coming into the game with only 74th minutes into the game as a replacement for Yannick Carrasco to impress. Partey’s team effort later paid off as Barcelona’s Iniesta was forced to foul within box 18.

However, Antoine Griezmann converted the spot kick to give Atletico a convincing victory into the semi finals.

Atleti manager Diego Simeone introduced the midfielder as a 74th minute replacement for Yannick Carrasco and he anchored the midfield for the host with a robust and determined display.

GHANAIAN STAR THOMAS PARTEY CRUCIAL IN BARCA’S MASSACRE

Antoine Griezmann gave Atletico Madrid the lead when he headed Saul Niguez’s clever cross into the top corner and Luis Enrique’s side managed just one shot on target.

Atletico Madrid enjoyed a night of cherishing memory but for Partey, it was another night to confirm his status as a finished article and ready for the pantheon of top level football.

In the first-leg at the Camp Nou, he received commendation from fans after his off-the-bench display helped ten-man Atleti to keep the tie widely opened.

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Perhaps, the Ghanaian national team selectors are regretting the mistake of not including the player in their present squad.

But while Avram Grant and his number 2 keep sweeping his name under the carpet, the former Tema Youth player has his focus perfectly fixed on carving his own niche at the Estadio Vicente Calderon.

He could end up joining the few Ghanaian iconic names who have played at the grand finale of the Uefa Champions League with the semi-final draw set to take place on Friday morning.

Atletico could get Bayern Munich, Manchester City or cross-city rivals Real Madrid who are gunning for their 11th Champions League title.

GHANAIAN STAR THOMAS PARTEY CRUCIAL IN BARCA’S MASSACRE