After their painful Champions League exit against Manchester City, Atlético Madrid played another important match in the program today with the aim of reaching the top four places in Spain.
However, it was Espanyol who took the lead in the first half. The Madridists did not even score a single goal, and to make matters worse, they also lost Thomas Lemar to injury.
Angry Diego Simeone was boiling with anger and immediately made a three-way substitution at the start of the second half. Enter Griezmann, Cunha and Yannick Carrasco.
Our compatriot did not need long to make his mark. After 7 minutes, he quickly cut the winger inside the penalty area and then, with the necessary luck, hit the opening goal into the net.
However, the 1-0 score didn’t improve for the home team, and even when the always reliable Oblak started to appear, the signals were suddenly equal again in Madrid.
After an eventful match, Atletico headed for a painful loss of points, when the ball was suddenly hit by a penalty kick in the 100th minute after an alleged hand play by De Tomas. Carrasco accepted the present and gave his team three vital signs in the battle for Champions League tickets.
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