Welcoming Bilbao in the 12th round of La Liga home this morning, Atletico was the dominant team right during the first minute of the match. But the absence of Koke and Thomas Lemar in the midfield caused Atletic's creativity to fall.
While still struggling to find a way into the away team, Atletico started unexpectedly 36 minutes. Mikel San Jose hit the ball to beat the Atletico bar and Inaki Williams was present. It's time to easily throw the ball into the empty net, open the score for the visitors.
Bilbao player celebrates Inaki Williams opening goal. (Photo: Reuters)
There is no other way that Atletico was forced to rush to find the goal, but the striker in the capital Madrid continues to show the deadlock. In the beginning of the second half, coach Diego Simeone had to make adjustments in line-up when Vitéo and Gelson Martins. Almost immediately, Atleti made a better start to the equalization and made a 1-1 round 61 minutes thanks to Thomas Partys Bilbao's goal difference from 23 meters.
But less than three minutes later, visitors again took the lead from a quick counterattack. Iker Muniain fired a pass to Atletico defender Williams, who fired a shot over goalkeeper Jan Oblak for one second and finished his double.
The game's speed was very exciting as Atletico again chases the score. The home team strive to find the goal, but also to wait for the 80's, the return of the second team La Liga. From the corner to the left, Rodri heard the first head equalized to match 2-2 for Atletico. This is also Rodri's first goal for the new team.
The performance in the remaining minutes is even more dramatic, especially when the match entered the time-shift park. 90 + 2, Atletico has a free kick. After three passes, Antoine Griezmann dug into the captain Godin's box and then beat goalkeeper Iago Herrerin. Initially, the referee made the Athletic captain in an offside position, but after referring to the VAR technology, God's goal was recognized. Goddess became the hero in the match 3-2 for Atletico, despite the injury and was forced to try to play the last minutes of the match because the home team have used all three rights to replace the previous one.
Godin scored 90 + 2 and made a 3-2 win for Atletico. (Photo: Reuters)
Atletico finished second in La Liga with 23 points, less than Barcelona. At the same time, he easily missed Bilbo's place in the 17th, but only on the closing side because of the better goal difference.
In another remarkable event, Valencia continued to win a 3-1 victory over young boys in the Champions League in the middle and beat Getafe 1-0 with Dani's 11th goal. Parejo. This is the second victory of La Liga this season for the bat.
The result of the first round of 12 La Liga 2018-19
Real Valladolid 0-0 Eibar
Getafe 0-1 Valencia
Atletico Madrid 3-2 Athletic Bilbao
Girona 0-0 Leganes
Levante 1-3 Real Sociedad
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