Last second own goal: Atletico save a point against Villarreal

The reigning champions Atletico Madrid saved with the help of the opponent at the end of the 3rd game day in La Liga against the reigning Europa League winner Villarreal in the last second a draw.

Driving force at Atletico: Thomas Lemar.

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Atletico took the reins of action right from the start. Villarreal was low, sometimes with seven players on their own penalty line, and tried to slow down the pace with possession. The champions used the many bad passes in the guests’ structure in the 23rd minute to almost make it 1-0, but goalkeeper Rulli was able to steer a Lemar conclusion to the post.

Villarreal only came up dangerous once in the first half, but Gerard couldn’t control the ball in a promising position. Ultimately, it went 0-0 into the break, because Carrasco’s finish on the goal line could be cleared (40th) and Trippier’s header was deflected and just missed the goal (45th + 6).

The cold shower for Atleti followed in the 52nd minute, when Trigueros marked the 1-0 for the Europa League winners with the first real shot on goal. The answer from the home team followed promptly, Suarez placed a Correa pass to make it 1-1 in Villarreal’s network.

Goals and cards

0:1
Manu Trigueros (52′)

1:1
Suarez (56′)

1:2
Danjuma (74′)

2:2
Bath (90 ‘, own goal)

Atletico Madrid

Atl. Madrid

FC Villarreal

Villarreal

Game info

Stadium

Wanda Metropolitano

Atletico then put pressure on, but there were no good chances. And suddenly it was 1: 2. Gimenez and Savic disagreed, Danjuma the beneficiary. An effective hit, because as hard as the champion from Madrid tried, nothing really wanted to succeed. Kokes Schlenzer steered goalkeeper Rulli over the goal triangle (86th). Nevertheless, it was 2-2 in the end, because Mandi headed a flank ball from the penalty area line past Rulli into his own goal with the last action of the game.

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