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Simeone: What's Wrong with Set-Piece Goals?

Why is Atletico Madrid being criticized for scoring goals from set pieces, coach Diego Simeone wondered after Mario Mandzukic scored from a corner during Atleti’s narrow 1-0 win against Getafe on Sunday. “It happened again today. [Set pieces are] a tool of soccer but it’s as if it’s wrong to score that way,” he said. “It’s normal to have these options. After playing three games in a week it’s not easy to have eight goals for and none against.”

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